It's no secret that one of the most enticing reasons for living and/or working in southern Delaware is taking advantage of the region's fantastic tax-free shopping options throughout the year.

While this is a 365-day-a-year benefit to those of us living in the coastal region, there are certain times of the year when this especially takes center stage.

Christmas, of course, Independence Day and even special events like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day come to mind. But one of the biggest of the year, by far, is the upcoming Presidents' Day Holiday Weekend.

And this year, the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty has gotten into the spirit as well, with several open house events planned throughout the region.

Here's our own Dustin Oldfather with a quick video message, then we'll give you a preview of what's in store for the holiday weekend.

Thanks Dustin! Now, let's talk about the sales that are planned for the long holiday weekend coming up in a few days.

One of the hubs of shopping activity in coastal Delaware is obviously the Tanger Outlets on Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach. And this Presidents' Day Weekend, the outlets are featuring a four-day sale from Feb. 16-19.

Now, there's no way we could possibly preview all of the stores under the Tanger umbrella that are participating in this event, and to what extent. But click on the link below to learn what your favorite store is offering in the way of holiday sales.

Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach

While the outlets may be "ground zero" for the holiday shopping extravaganza, there's much more to coastal Delaware when it comes to finding that special item at a can't beat price.

Specialty shops all the way up and down the coast will be open for business during the three-day Presidents' Day Weekend, most rolling out the welcome mat in the form of once-a-year price events.

To learn more about your area's favorite shopping options, we invite you to visit any or all of our local chambers of commerce. The links for their online personas are provided below, so you can develop a game plan before heading out for the weekend.

Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce

Lewes Chamber of Commerce

Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce

Milton Chamber of Commerce

Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce

As mentioned above, the Oldfather Group will also be holding a number of special open house events in conjunction with the 2018 Presidents' Day sales events.

We'll be featuring complete previews next week on all of these events, so please visit us here on our blog page on Friday, Feb. 16, for more information.

But if you want to learn a little more now, you can click on the informational buttons below for more about the six properties we'll be featuring on Feb. 17-18.

Have a great holiday weekend everyone! And please, stop by and say hello at one of our open house events on Saturday and Sunday.

We'd love the chance to meet you in person.