Greetings and welcome once again to the "Weekender Blog," brought to you every week by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty.

The first weekend in August is filled with plenty of fun and exciting things to do here at the Delaware and Maryland beaches, so keep reading for everything you'll need to plan the next few days.

We're featuring six events this week instead of our usual five, four in Delaware and two across the state line in Ocean City.

Here's the Oldfather Group's Ralph Groves with a short video preview of all the action.

We featured it in last week's blog, but if you’re a sports fan, the Senior League Softball World Series event is winding up over the next few days at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in Roxana. It’s definitely a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends and/or family.

And if you can’t make it to the ballpark, you can also catch the games on the ESPN television network. Check your cable or satellite listings for more information.

There's certainly plenty going on this weekend in the coastal region. So, without further ado, here are our choices for weekend events and happenings for the weekend of August 3-5 at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches:

Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta (August 4). This wild and wacky, family friendly event centered on and around the Nanticoke River in Seaford is held in coordination with the Town of Blades, the Reclaim Our River Program, Abbott's Mill Nature Center and the Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron. 

The event features a great way for different organizations to get out and have some fun on the water and also includes music, food and beverages, and opportunities to learn from the Reclaim Our River (ROR) partnership about how to protect Delaware's waterways.

Teams build boats made out of recycled cardboard, with the goal of making them float down the river. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t, and that’s really when the fun starts. 

This is the fifth year for the event, which will be held this Saturday, August 4, at the Nanticoke River Marina in Seaford. To register for the event, and for rules and other information, please click here.

Outdoor Fine Art Show (August 4-5). This 45th annual event features 125 artists and will take place at the Rehoboth Art League complex in Henlopen Acres. The show is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

In addition to the arts and crafts, additional activities include food, music, historic tours, face painting and a Dogfish Head beer garden. 

Visit the Rehoboth Art League for more information. 

Lewes Historical Society Outdoor Antiques Show (August 4). This annual gathering will be held at the Lewes Historical Society complex on Shipcarpenter Street downtown. It's the 55th year for the event, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., this Saturday, August 4.

Dozens of high quality antiques dealers are expected this year, with 18th to 20th century items on full display. In addition to the dozens of vendors, there will also be a number of food selections and festive music playing throughout the day.

Admission is $5 and children under 12 are admitted free. Proceeds benefit the Society and are used in educational and preservation programming.

For more information, visit the LHS website or call 302-645-7670.

2017 Beach Ball (August 5). This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Rehoboth Beach Museum, and will be held at King's Creek Country Club this Saturday, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Activities for the evening include a silent auction, great food and music, and much more. This year's theme celebrates Funland.

Tickets are a bit on the pricey side at $100 and up, but it's definitely for a great cause.

For more information, visit the event website or call the Rehoboth Beach Museum at 302-227-7310.

White Marlin Open (August 6 - 10). The White Marlin Open is the world’s largest billfish tournament and is held every year in Ocean City, known as the “White Marlin Capital of the World,” a moniker given to the resort in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Anglers from all over the world come to the resort city for the annual tournament, with more than $1 million awarded to the winning team. Prizes are also awarded for the largest blue marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo and shark.

This year's event kicks off on Monday, August 6, and runs for five days in the resort.

Visit www.whitemarlinopen.com for more information on this one-of-a-kind annual event.

Children's Day on the Bay (August 5). This eighth annual event is sponsored by the Ocean City Life-Saving Station and will be held at Sunset Park, located at 700 South Philadelphia Avenue.

The event will run from 12 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 5.

Scheduled partners that will be on-site for the event include the Salisbury Zoo and Maryland State Parks with some exotic and native animals, as well as the Chincoteague Bay Field Station, the Ocean City Surf Club, Furnace Town, Maryland Coastal Bays, the Ward Museum, the Indian River Life-Saving Station, the Ocean City Library, Ocean City Recreation and Parks, Rackliffe House and the Ocean City Art League.

Contact the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum at 410-289-4991, or email [email protected], for more information.

Movies on the Beach (August 6). 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. on the beach at Dagsworthy Street in Dewey Beach and Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. This week's selections are"Cars 3" (Dewey Beach) and "Sherlock Gnomes" (Bethany Beach).

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!