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6 Great Southern Delaware Events Highlight the First Weekend of June

Posted by Dustin Oldfather on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 4:01am.

Now that Memorial Day Weekend has passed and we’ve all settled in for what promises to be a fantastic Summer of 2017, it’s time to look ahead once again, as we do every week, at some great local happenings coming up in southern Delaware.

And speaking of southern Delaware, just a quick reminder that we posted our New for 2017 blog last week. We featured some great new restaurants, new recreational facilities, a new outdoor concert venue and much more.

So, be sure to give it a read by clicking below, and then print or save it for future reference. There are lots of great things planned for the 2017 season, and we want to make sure you get the most “bang for your buck” here in coastal Delaware.

Now, on to this week’s Weekender Blog, as always brought to you by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty.

Headlining this weekend’s collection of events is the inaugural Coastal Delaware Restaurant Week, with several of our regionally renowned eateries getting it on the fun.

Read much more about this below, as well as other great events coming up in the next few days. This includes the Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show, the Dewey Color Run and several others.

And, as we post our “Weekender Blog” on Wednesdays, we’re also previewing a special event that will be held in the middle of next week in Dewey Beach.

Okay, let’s get right to it, shall we? Here are our choices for fun and exciting annual events this weekend at and near the Delaware beaches.

Coastal Delaware Restaurant Week (June 4-9). This inaugural event features more than 60 of coastal Delaware’s finest eateries, located between Lewes and Fenwick Island, and kicks off this Sunday, June 4.

Each participating location will be offering fixed-price “chef inspired” meals, with a portion of proceeds from the event going to support Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth.

To learn more, including a complete listing of all participating restaurants, visit www.restaurantweekde.com.

Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show (June 3). For the 13th consecutive year, this popular event in the “quiet resort” of Bethany Beach will be taking over the downtown area.

More than 100 crafters are expected for this year’s event, in specialties that include jewelry, pottery, photography, woodworking and more.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, June 3, and will be centered on the boardwalk and bandstand areas in downtown Bethany Beach.

Learn more at townofbethanybeach.com.

Dewey Color Run (June 4). This fourth annual event in Dewey Beach is always a lot of fun and is now a Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Road Race Series event.

Pre-registration for the Color Run is $40 through June 1 and $45 after, including the day of the event.

The race starts at the Rusty Rudder and has many “color stops” along the route.

There will be a post race party at Northbeach, featuring live music and food, and beer for those 21 and over.

Click HERE for more information, or to register for the event.

Coastal Point Photo

Picnic in the Park (June 4). Lewes Canalfront Park is the place to be this Sunday, June 4, for a fun, old-fashioned community event in the “First Town in the First State.”

Held on the banks of the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal, this fifth annual event is scheduled for 12 to 3 p.m. this Sunday and promises a lot of fun for the entire family.

Tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 on-site the day of the event. Children 12 years of age and younger get it for $5.

Tickets are available at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce office on Kings Highway, or by visiting lewescanalfrontpark.org.

Cape Gazette Photo

Broad Creek Bike & Brew (June 3). Just a short drive to the west in nearby Laurel, this annual bicycling event is scheduled for this Saturday, June 3, with proceeds benefitting the work of Nanticoke Health Services.

Participants can choose between 15 mile, 25 mile, 50 mile and “century” routes, and completion of the ride is optional.

The Odd Fellows Grill and several local microbreweries will be on hand providing refreshments at the finish party, which will be held at Janosik Park on Broad Creek.

The event kicks off at 7 a.m., at North Laurel Elementary School on Wilson Street, with the after party beginning at 11. From 12 to 5 p.m., there will also be a microbrewery festival at Janosik Park.

Learn more at broadcreekbikeandbrew.com.

Bras for a Cause (June 7). This always fun event in Dewey Beach always provides a lot of laughs, and is all for a good cause.

If you’re not familiar with the event, well let’s just say it’s one you won’t soon forget. And you can probably get a pretty good idea of the evening via the photo below.

The 2017 event will be held at Ivy, on Dagsworthy Avenue in Dewey Beach, and proceeds will benefit the Sussex County chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors, as well as the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

Visit debreastcancer.org for more information.

Schell Brothers Photo

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a fun and exciting few days here at the Delaware beaches.

And be sure to check back here next week in our “Weekender Blog” for more great happenings in and near coastal Delaware.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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