If the weather reports are to be believed, it looks like we're FINALLY going to have a nice, rain-free weekend coming up over the next few days. Mother Nature has certainly been in charge thus far this summer season, but the forecast is looking significantly nicer for the upcoming weekend.
And that's a perfect segue into an announcement that we wanted to make here today on our "Weekender Blog," if you'll bear with us for just a moment.
We love bringing you previews of upcoming events here in the coastal region, but we also know that weather plays a big part, for both residents and visitors, when deciding how you want to spend your weekends. So today, we're announcing that we'll soon be making our weekly blog even better by introducing the Oldfather Group Weather Page.
This new, interactive portion of our website will be live within the next couple of weeks and will include the latest, up-to-date information on local weather, as well as extended forecasts for the coastal region.
It's something we're very excited about, so be on the lookout for that in the very near future. And we'll also be sure to mention it once again here on the "Weekender" when it's live and ready for viewing.
Okay, on to the business at hand. We've got some great events to preview for this week, so let's get on with it.
Here's Dustin Oldfather with a quick video preview, then we'll delve right into all the information you'll need for what promises to be yet another fantastic weekend here in the coastal region.
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.
It's definitely going to be a great few days here at the Delaware and Maryland beaches, so let's get right to what it is you're here for.
Here are our top choices for fun and exciting things to do in the coastal region for the weekend of June 15-17, 2018...
Ocean City Air Show (June 16-17). The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be headlining this year's popular air show in Ocean City, now in it's 11th year. The two-day event is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, in Maryland's most frequently visited resort city.
Other demonstrations for the event include the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the B-25 Mitchell "Panchito" WWII Bomber, the "Quicksilver" P-51 Mustang, the SOCOM Para-Commandos Jump Team, the C-5M Super Galaxy and the Geico Skytypers.
Tickets can be purchased for several different viewing areas, including the Flight Line Club, Drop Zone Beach (known as the aerial "50 yard line") and the VIP Skybox.
For more information on this year's Ocean City Air Show, visit ocairshow.com.
Old Timer's Day (June 16). This is the 61st year for this popular coastal Delaware festival in Selbyville. Jointly sponsored by the Town of Selbyville and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, this traditional celebration features cars, tractors and emergency vehicles that are more than 30 years old, as well as live music, lots of vendors, plenty of rides and activities for the kids and door prizes.
The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this Saturday, June 16, in downtown Selbyville. Click HERE for more information on this fun annual event.
2018 Miss Delaware Pageant (June 16). For the second straight year, the Miss Delaware pageant will be held at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. The 2018 event is scheduled for this Saturday, June 16, beginning at 7 p.m.
Thirteen contestants are eligible for the crown this year, with the winner going on to compete in the Miss America competition, held in Atlantic City this September.
If you want to cheer on your favorite contestant from the local region, those include Miss Southern Delaware Sophie Phillips and Miss Dewey Beach Maria Kontis.
For more information on the 2018 Miss Delaware pageant, visit www.missde.org.
Firefly Music Festival (June 14-17). While not technically a "coastal" event, we've heard so many people talking and getting excited about the Firefly Music Festival that we decided to preview it here in our "Weekender Blog."
And while we're doing a quick preview of the event here, check back on www.oldfatherrealestate.com this Friday, June 15, for a full feature story on the 2018 event.
Headliners for this year's festival, held at the Woodlands at Dover Downs, are Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, along with the Arctic Monkeys and The Killers.
The event runs from Thursday through Sunday and tickets can be purchased separately or as part of a group package.
Visit fireflyfestival.com for more information, or to purchase tickets for the 2018 festival.
CHSP Youth Fishing Tournament (June 16). This fun, family-friendly event is sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen and is scheduled for this Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m.
At a cost of $10 per child, the tournament is open to anyone ages 15 and under and will be held at the fishing pier, within the confines of the state park.
The first 50 children to sign up will receive t-shirts, and prizes will be awarded at the end of the day. If it happens to rain on Saturday, the event will be moved to the same time and place on Sunday, June 17.
Visit the Friends of Cape Henlopen for more information.
Movies on the Beach (June 18). 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 "The Lion King."
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!