Greetings everyone and welcome once again to your home online for all of the fun and exciting things happening each week at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.

We hope you're having a great Summer of 2018 so far here in the coastal region - and we're really just getting started!

There are so many great things planned for the rest of the summer season and, as always, our "Weekender Blog" here on is the place to stay "in the know" for everything that's happening in the area.

As we do every week, we have some great options for you this weekend in the coastal region, ranging from Rehoboth Beach and Milton to several points in between.

And don't forget the 2018 debut of the always fun and popular Movies on the Beach programs, held every week between now and the end of September in Bethany Beach, with Dewey Beach kicking off in a few weeks.

Read all about these events, and much more below. Also a quick note that last week's lavender festival in Cool Spring has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 9, due to last weekend's bad weather.

Read last week's "Weekender Blog" for all of the details on that event.

Now, here's our own Sherry Thens with a quick video preview of this weekend's events.

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.

Okay, here are our top five choices for fun and exciting happenings at the Delaware beaches for the weekend of June 8-10, along with the return of the Movies on the Beach programs on Monday, June 11.

Let's take a look...

Beach Goes Red, White & Blue Service Recognition Day (June 9). This third annual event is co-sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, USO Delaware and Delaware's First Responders.

The purpose of the day is to honor our local police officers, firefighters, paramedics, military members and anyone else who works every day to ensure our safety.

Activities for the day include musical entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, a "military village" by USO Delaware, demonstrations by several first responders, a Fort Miles Antique Military Display, a vintage plane flyover, a kid's oath of office, a K-9 demonstration and light up beach games after dark.

Watch the promotional video below or visit www.beach-fun for more information, as well as a complete schedule of the day's events.

Movies on the Beach (June 11). These popular summertime events return next Monday in Bethany Beach, while the return of the Dewey Beach schedule is still a few weeks away (July 2). Held every Monday night during the season, these family friendly movies are fun for everyone.

Movies will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the beach at Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. This week's selection is"Over the Hedge."

Rehoboth Beach VegFest (June 8-10). This free festival takes place at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Gale Road in Rehoboth Beach this Friday through Sunday.

Friday evening will feature a film screening and Sunday morning features a vegan brunch at 11 a.m. But the main part of the weekend is the actual VegFest festival on Saturday, June 9, beginning at 11 a.m.

The day will include dozens of exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, a children's tent, an art exhibition and, as you might expect, plenty of food choices.

For more information on this annual event, visit

Party Like It's 793 (June 8-10). This unique three-day, Viking-themed event will be held at the new Brimming Horn Meadery near Milton and promises a good time for the entire family.

Beginning with an "invasion" on Friday afternoon and ending with a "departing back to the north" event on Sunday afternoon, this is the first year for this unique coastal Delaware happening.

Saturday, June 9, is the main day of the event and features a large selection of activities, including a bastion's wake, a tablet weaving demonstration, a leather workshop, several stories and tales and much more.

Visit Brimming Horn Meadery online for more information.

Independence Car Show (June 9). This sixth annual event is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, at the Independence community near Millsboro. This is a FREE event for spectators and promises lots of food and fun for everyone. 

A portion of the proceeds raised during the day will benefit the Tunnell Cancer Center. Please call 302-245-4262 for more information on this event.

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 the coastal region.

Have a great weekend everyone!