With only a couple of weeks left in the traditional Memorial Day to Labor Day summer season, this weekend is a fantastic opportunity to get out and enjoy all there is to do here in Delaware and Maryland's coastal region.

We've got several great events to highlight this week in our "Weekender Blog," brought to you every Wednesday by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty.

Before we tell you all about what's happening during the weekend of August 24-26, however, let us first take this opportunity to introduce you to Richard DeCore, one of our valued and respected agents at the Oldfather Group.

Here's Richard with a quick video preview of this weekend's activities along the coast.


We've got some great events this weekend before Labor Day, at locations spread throughout the coastal region. So, without further ado, here are our top choices for family friendly fun this weekend at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.

We begin with a first-time festival in Lewes...

Lewes Summer Fine Art Festival (August 25-26). Planned for this Saturday and Sunday at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes, this inaugural event will showcase original, handmade art work created by artisans throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

The event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, with the hours for each day set at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.

More information on the Lewes Summer Fine Art Festival can be found HERE.

DSSP Paddlefest (August 25). Geared toward the experienced kayaker, this unique event at the state park begins at 8:30 a.m., this Saturday, August 25.

The event will take place in Rehoboth Bay and all participants will be presented with certificates of completion before heading home. Paddlefest is a one-way course, so state park shuttle busses will be available to take kayakers back to their vehicles after reaching the finish line.

The event is free to enter, but advance reservations are required by calling 302-227-6991. For more information about this event, visit www.destateparks.com.

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Children's Beach House Annual BBQ (August 25). This annual event is held in support of the Children's Beach House, with the 2018 edition taking a "A Night at the Circus Beach BBQ" theme.

Tickets include dinner on the beach, wine, beer, entertainment, dancing and more and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to run for about three hours. And don't forget it's all for a great cause, namely to support the good work being done at the Children's Beach House.

Call 302-655-4288 for more information.

Bargains on the Broadkill (August 25). Featuring more than 50 vendors, the always popular Great Duck Race and plenty of other options for quality family fun, the annual Bargains on the Broadkill event in Milton is always a popular late summer gathering in coastal Delaware.

All events take place in Milton Memorial Park on Chandler Street. Visit www.historicmilton.org for more information.

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SeeShore Fest (August 25). The Starboard in Dewey Beach is home base for this fourth annual festival, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this Saturday, August 25.

A day of fun and games is planned and big prizes will be given out throughout the course of the five-hour event, which is geared toward raising awareness and needed funds toward research for residents suffering from vision loss.

The event is a fundraiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and more information about both the charity and the event can be found HERE.

Movies on the Beach (August 27). 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 Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. This weekend, the featured showing in Bethany Beach is "Wonder."

The Movies on the Beach have concluded for 2018 in Dewey 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!