Winter continues here at the Delaware beaches, with spring still several weeks away. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do – you just need to know where to go and when to arrive.

Here at the Oldfather Group, we can help you do just that.

For the last few weeks, we’ve been highlighting several things to do this “offseason” in coastal Delaware, featuring local restaurants, historical sites, indoor entertainment options and more.

But this weekend is a bit different, with a few events on the calendar worth considering if you’re looking for something to do with friends and/or family.

So if you’re fighting the wintertime blues and need a way to kick start your weekend, here are some good options for the next few days.

Take a look…

Dewey Beach Winter Gala (February 20). This is the seventh year for this popular wintertime event, which raises money to help pay for the town’s lifeguards and seasonal police officers. The gala is scheduled for the Baycenter from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and tickets cost $85, which includes drinks, food and entertainment. There are four bands scheduled for the evening, including Bruce in the USA, Blue Cat Blues Band, Kristen & The Noise and Three Sheets Acoustic. Visit for more information.

History Hayride at Trap Pond State Park (February 20). This is the third and final weekend for this unique tour of Sussex County’s first state park. Guests can enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows roasted over the campfire before taking a ride in the park’s hay wagon to learn about the Native Americans, pioneers and farmers who once graced the land in southern Delaware. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12, and pre-registration is required. Call 302-875-5163 for more information.

“Through the Lens” Exhibition (February 20-21). This is a special treat for all the history lovers out there. This exhibit of World War II era photographs from the collection of William D. Willis is being hosted by the Seaford Museum on High Street and is offered through a collaboration with the Delaware Division of Historic & Cultural Affairs. This collection includes more than 650 photographs taken by Willis, a Dover native, and were taken between 1943 and 1945. Call the Seaford Museum at 302-628-9828 for more information.

“Death Do Us Part” Murder Mystery Dinner (February 21). Hosted by the fabulous Milton Theatre with food provided by Hobos of Rehoboth Beach, this comedic murder mystery evening promises to be a great time, with crowd participation strongly encouraged. Showtime is at 6 p.m. this Sunday and tickets run $48 for one or $90 for a couple. Visit for more information.

You can see that, even though the air is cold and the beaches have not yet sprung to life for the 2016 season, there’s still plenty to keep you busy and active in coastal Delaware.

So get out there and enjoy yourself!

And be sure to visit us here again next week on as we continue with our look into offseason things to do and experience at the Delaware beaches.

Have a great weekend everyone!