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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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May 23rd, 2013

What’s Going On? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Hello Summer of 2013!! Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Happy Memorial Week-End!


Coastal Highway or Rt. 1 is our major “highway” traveling through the Delaware Beaches into Ocean City, Maryland.  You could tell the “gates” were opening already.  Plenty of cars dragging summer gear.  It is, afterall, the official opening of Summer!!  Even though all the towns located at the Delaware Beaches enjoy visitors year-round, it is at this time of the year when we look forward to doing everything our coastal towns have to offer.

So, if you are visiting the First Town in the First State…..this historic town has plenty to offer this holiday week-end.


Friday, 5/24 and Saturday, 5/25 – Kalmar Nyckel Day Sail from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  The Kalmar Nyckel is Delaware’s Tall Ship.  If you want to know more, please visit  The tall ship will be at the Lewes Ferry Terminal.  It costs $60 for adults and $40 for children 17 and younger.  For reservations, please call 302-429-7447.


Friday, 5/24 – Lightship Overfalls Opening Party and Auction from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.  This is a 75th Birthday Party for Big Red – Annual Party and Auctions.  This historic lightship is celebrating, so dress up, don your party hat, get a birthday card and join the fun.  Location?  The Virden Center on the University of Delaware Marine Campus.  Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door, if available.  The evening will include party games, raffles, silent and live auctions and great food and drinks.

The tickets can be purchased at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, Kids Ketch, Puzzles/Gourmet and both branches of Community Bank Delaware, or online at


Saturday, 5/25 – Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market at the Lewes Historical Society Campus located at 110 Shipcarpenter St.  8 a.m. until Noon.  More info?  Please visit


Saturday, 5/25 through Monday, 5/27 –  Maritime Weekend at Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway.  All Day!  This museum was modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, The Netherlands.  It commemorates Delaware’s first European colony established by the Dutch in 1631.


Saturday, 5/25 – Kayaking – Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tours from 10 a.m. until Noon.  Enjoy a tour in sit-on-top kayaks.  Trips are designed for beginners, but can be strenous.  Equipment is provided.  Closed-toe shoes recommended.  Ages 8 and  up, solo paddlers must be at least 13.  Limit 10.  $25 for solo-kayaks, or $35 for tandem.  Please call 302-645-6852 for more information.


Saturday, 5/25 – Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware’s Tall Ship from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th Century Dutch pinnace.  Join their captain and crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas!  $60 adults, $40 for ages 17 and under.  For reservations and further info., please call 302-429-7447.


Saturday, 5/25 – Seining the Bay from 11 a.m. until Noon.  Meet at the Seaside Nature Center, inside the Cape Henlopen State Park.  Search the shallows of Delaware Bay with a seine net looking crabs, fish and other bay creatures.  Dress appropriately, meaning dress to get wet.  It is for ages 5 years of age and older.  No reservations.  Tickets will be available on Saturday with a maximum of 6 per person, limit 30.  $5/person.  For more info., please call 302-645-6852.


Need a taxi?  Please call Beach Ride Taxi, 24/7 dispatch service.  Serving Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach….and all airports.  302-645-6800, or 302-226-8294.

Note:  Please be aware that there are fees to enter the Delaware State Parks….more info?  Please visit htt://

Have a great Holiday Week-end!!  Talk to you later.

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