It's hard to believe that June is already rushing toward it's conclusion, but here we are looking forward to events happening during the final full weekend of the month.

And we've got some great things on tap for the next few days here in the coastal region, including two of the most popular, and fun, events of the summer.

We encourage everyone to get outside and make the most of what's easily the best time of year to live at or near the Delaware and Maryland beaches, and we've got some great reasons below for you to do just that.

So keep reading to learn more about our highlighted events for the weekend of June 22-24 in the coastal region. But first, join our CEO Dustin Oldfather for a quick video preview of this weekend's premier events.

Note: The video below was filmed at one of our premier residential listings, which we'll be highlighting in our regular "Home of the Week" feature next Monday, June 25. Click here to learn more about 32828 Pine Cone Lane in Frankford.


REMINDER: be sure to check out the interactive map at the end of this blog entry to learn more about this weekend's featured events.

So let's get right to it, shall we? Here are six great options to consider if you want to get out and about this weekend at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.

We begin with what's become one of the east coast's most popular festivals devoted to an art form unique to coastal communities. And that is...

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival (June 23-24). Featuring nearly 100 sea glass artists, decoy carvers, waterfowl artists and much more, this event is now several years old and draws thousands of festival goers each June to Lewes.

The festival will be held at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal, this Saturday and Sunday. As always, you'll find some of the world's most unique pieces of jewelry here and also have a chance to learn all about the unique art of collecting and transforming sea glass into works of art. 

This is definitely a fun event for everyone. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per day and children under 12 are admitted free.

To learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, visit the Lewes Chamber of Commerce event page.

Running of the Bull (June 23). This is the 22nd year for this wild and wacky annual event and, just as we've said before, this is something that you really need to experience at least once in your life. 

Extremely popular with the younger crowds, this event has been called the “state’s silliest” in the past and was even profiled by E! Entertainment Television as part of its “Ultimate Summer Bucket List” a few years ago. 

There's also a kids' run planned for this year, the 8th time the young ones have been invited to join in on the fun.

Ground zero for this free event is the Starboard on Route 1 in Dewey Beach. Learn more about this annual event HERE.

Ocean City Car and Truck Show (June 23-24). One of the region's largest automotive shows is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City.

In addition to all of the showcase vehicles, there will also be interactive displays, lots of vendors and some great live music.

For more information, call 410-213-9473 or visit www.occarshow.com.

Paddle Second Chance (June 23-24). Holt's Landing State Park is the backdrop this Saturday, June 23, for a unique kayaking and paddle boarding event held as a fundraiser for Operation Second Chance.

Three separate race events will highlight the day, including a one mile sprint race, a two-and-a-half mile open race and a five mile "elite" race. The day will conclude with an awards ceremony and a community picnic for everyone in attendance.

Operation Second Chance serves nearly 40 wounded veterans on Delmarva, assisting them and their families in efforts toward recovery and transition back to either active duty or civilian life.

To learn more about the great work being done by this worthwhile local charity, visit their website.

Cape Gazette Photo

Nanticoke Indian Heritage Day (June 23). Come out and celebrate with the "People of the Tidewater" this Saturday, June 23, at the Nanticoke Indian Museum in Oak Orchard.

The tribe's proud heritage will be on full display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with scheduled events including Native American singing and dancing, some great Native foods, tours of the museum and face painting for the kids.

Learn more at www.nanticokeindians.org. You can also read about the history of the Nanticoke Tribe via one of our previous blog entries.

Movies on the Beach (June 25). Held every Monday night during the season, these family friendly movies are fun for everyone. Bring your family, a blanket, and some popcorn to the beach for family movie night! Movies will start at approximately 8:30 p.m., in Bethany Beach. This week's selection is "Despicable Me 3."

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

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

Have a great weekend everyone!