With the Summer of 2016 inexplicably entering it’s final weeks, it’s time to really get out there and enjoy what’s left of the warm weather before it’s gone until next season.

With that in mind, there are some fantastic happenings coming up over the next few days here in coastal Delaware, and we’re here to tell you all about them in our weekly “Weekender Blog,” as always brought to you by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty in Rehoboth Beach.

Just a shameless plug before we continue – if you’d like a personal tour of what’s available today in coastal Delaware’s real estate market, send us a message via our website or give us a ring at 302-260-2000. We’d love the chance to show you around and give you an example of what life at the Delaware beaches can really be like.

Now, on to the fun events coming up during the extended weekend of August 12-15 in coastal Delaware. We have seaside fun in Dewey Beach, sailing opportunities on “Delaware’s Tall Ship,” one of the most culturally diverse festivals of the season nearby in Seaford and a special 5K run to benefit an extremely worthwhile cause.

And those are just the annual events. As always between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there’s never a shortage of fun things to do at the beach.

Take the kids to Funland, enjoy some of our fantastic local restaurants, visit the Clayton Theater in Dagsboro, Delaware’s only remaining single screen movie house, or just enjoy a lazy day on the beach.

Whatever you choose to do, we hope you fully enjoy the final weeks of the Summer of 2016.

Now, here are our choices for this coming weekend in and/or near coastal Delaware. Have a great time! 

Summer Vibes Fest (August 11-14). This multi-day festival celebrates the summer spirit in coastal Delaware and includes several events and happenings over its four days. The festival kicks off on Thursday with the Rehoboth Am Skate Jam at Epworth Skate Park and includes both Stand Up Paddleboarding and skimboarding events during the weekend. The main event of the festival is the Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding on Saturday and Sunday in Dewey Beach, now in it’s 34th season. For more information on this big summer event at the Delaware beaches, visit:

For Rehoboth Am Skate Jam, click HERE.

For SUP Sprint Challenge, click HERE

For Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding, click HERE

Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival (August 13). Held a short drive inland in Seaford, this annual event celebrates 21 years in 2016 and is the area's largest celebration of African-American culture. Enjoy cultural foods, informational exhibits and vendors offering items such as jewelry, beauty products, African textiles, arts and crafts and plenty more. There is also a huge selection of entertainment in store this year, as always. Visit www.easternshoreafram.org for more information. This festival is held at the Seaford Sports Complex on Market Street Extended, near the historic Ross Mansion.

Delaware Kids Fund 5K (August 13). This inaugural five-kilometer run will begin at Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant in Dewey Beach and proceeds will benefit the Delaware KIDS Fund, an organization that provides grants and services to children at risk and/or in distressed situations. Registration begins at Que Pasa at 7 a.m. and the race begins an hour later. Awards will be given to overall male and female winners, and in many other age groups and categories. Visit www.races2run.com for more information or to register.

Dewey Beach Scavenger Hunt (August 13). This sixth annual event will begin with registration at the Starboard in Dewey Beach this Saturday. The event runs from noon until 8 p.m. and will involve participants solving puzzles, answering trivia questions and having plenty of fun. The actual “hunt” begins at 2 p.m., with an after party at the Starboard from 6 to 8 p.m. Click HERE for more information. 

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel (Beginning August 13). Delaware's tall ship returns to coastal Delaware this week, with a wide array of sailing opportunities available for the adventurous seafarer in all of us. Venture back in time to the way life used to be on the high seas, while hauling lines, setting sails and pretending to be a part of the crew on this one-of-a-kind sailing vessel. The Kalmar Nyckel is docked at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, so stop by and take a look. Visit www.kalmarnyckel.org for more information.

Movie Night on the Beach (August 15). 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 "Hotel Transylvania 2" (Dewey Beach) and “The Good Dinosaur" (Bethany Beach).

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 coastal Delaware.

Have a great weekend everyone!