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May 20th, 2015

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Summer 2015, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Officially opening Summer 2015 – Memorial Week-End….no staycation for many, getting out of town and heading out to the Delaware Beaches.  These coastal towns are pretty much year-round resorts.  Every season brings surprises to the DE Beaches.  The best part is that Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island….they are all unique.  Even though they are all by the water’s edge, their make up is different.

What’s Going On?


Wednesday, 5/20 – ZUMBA in The Park at Canalfront Park.  6 to 7 p.m.  Zumba will take place until August 26th.  Free Zumba session by Kelly.  Tel. 302-645-2795.  Check

Friday, 5/22 – LAFF YOGA at the Lewes Library every Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.  It is held year-round.  It is a free event.  More info?  Please call 302-645-0576.  Remember….Laughter is The Best Medicine!!


Friday, 5/22 – OVERFALLS FOUNDATION “FLOAT YOUR BIG RED BOAT” – This is the annual Opening Party & Auction, 6 – 9 p.m….a fund raising event to help support the Overfalls Foundation and its programs.  Lightship Overfalls is one of only 17 remaining lightships out of a total of 179 built from 1820 to 1952.  It is a National Historic Landmark and one of 7 of its kind in this country still open to the public.  Tickets are available in advance at $45, or at the door for $50.  Please visit

Saturday, 5/23 – Every Saturday from 8 a.m. until Noon, HISTORIC LEWES FARMERS MARKET, takes place at the Lewes Historical Society Complex in Downtown Historic Lewes.  Meet the farmers…up close and personal!!  More info?  Please visit


Saturday, 5/23 – KALMAR NYCKEL ARRIVES!!  It arrives just in time for the first long week-end of Summer 2015!!  Location?  Cape May-Lewes Ferry Public Pier.  This ship is a faithful recreation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware.


It will head out daily….twice on Memorial Day, under full sail for a 2 1/2 hour tours of The Harbor of Refuge, off the coast of Lewes and at the mouth of the Delaware Bay estuary where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.  The ship is available for charter cruises, pirate sails, corporate events, and private parties.  For public sail tickets and further info., please visit  Note:  From 5 – 7 p.m. take a Deck Tour of Kalmar Nyckel.  The stern carvings are all newly painted!!


Sunday, 5/24 – YOGA IN THE PARK – 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. A Sunday morning routine at the Lewes Canalfront Park and until September 6th.  Free yoga session by Dimitra Yoga.  More info?  Please visit

Check What’s Coming Up!!

Saturday, 5/30 – POOCHES IN THE PARK – A day for dogs and the people who love them!! 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.  At Canalfront Park located at 211 Front St. in Lewes.  Please visit



Sunday, 6/7 – PICNIC IN THE PARK – Great Day in Lewes!!  Lewes restaurants, beer, wine, games for the kids, and music for all at Canalfront Park on 211 Front St.  $10 for adults, $15 at the door.  Check


Saturday, 6/20 – 25th ANNUAL LEWES GARDEN TOUR – Celebrating its Silver Anniversary!!  The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau sponsors its 25th Annual Lewes Garden Tour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  An extra ticketed event has been added on Friday, 6/19…A “Garden Party” from 5 to 7 p.m. will take place at Shipcarpenter Square.  It is open to the public with tickets priced at $50 each that will include a ticket to the Garden Tour on Saturday.  On Saturday’s Garden Tour there will be 10 private gardens showcased.  Tickets will go on sale on Memorial Week-End at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in the Fissher-Martin House located in Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum.  More info?  Please call 302-645-8073.  Please visit

Have a Good One!!

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June 20th, 2014

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market, Lewes Garden Tour,


June 21st is the first day of summer…..Are you here yet?  I think so!!


Saturday, June 21st – The Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market opens at 8 a.m. until Noon.  It presents the very best of what the month of June has to offer.  It takes place on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society at 110 Shipcarpenter Street at the corner of West Third and Shipcarpenter Streets.  This market is the largest producer-only market in Delaware.  It was named, again, Best Farmers’ Market by Delaware Today.

There will be interesting things happening at the market besides the buying of beautiful flowers and produce.

At 9 a.m. Henry and Carrie Bennett of the Market’s own Bennett Orchards will discuss how they produce peaches but also blueberries.

At 10:30 a.m. National Pollinator Week will be celebrated.  Dave Baues of Baues’ Busy Bees will be answering all those questions you may have regarding how honey is harvested and how bee keepers care for bees and their hives.

Check their website,

Note:  Only service animals are allowed at the Market.


Saturday, June 21st – The 24th Annual Lewes Garden Tour – The gardens can fully be appreciated when you step inside the gates that enclose them.  There will be 7 gardens on this year’s tour, representing a variety of styles and types of gardens.  Six of the gardens are located in or near the Historic District and are within walking distance from the Zwaanendael Park where the Garden Market and the Chamber’s Visitor Center are located.

Tickets for the tour are $25 on Saturday.  You can purchase them at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in the Fisher-Martin-House Located in Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum.  More detailed information?  Please visit

Besides touring the gardens, there will be a Garden Market where more than 40 vendors will be located, selling garden related items during the hours of 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Artists will be in the tour gardens painting and tour-goers can ennjoy lunch and refreshments at the Refreshment Tent.  Coffee service will begin at 8 a.m.

During the hours of the tour, free shuttle service will be available for ticket holders.


Sunday, June 22nd – Yoga in the Park at Canalfront Park begins at 8 a.m.  Canalfront Park is located on Front Street in Lewes.

Have a great one!!

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