If you’ve been busy building your ark and need a break to enjoy some quality coastal Delaware events and happenings, then this weekend is the perfect opportunity to do so.

Yes we did, in fact, make yet another reference to the Biblical ark that’s been mentioned many times over the last few days. But we’re hoping that after several days of rain and gloomy weather, this weekend will provide a little relief and a chance for some enjoyable springtime activities here at the Delaware beaches.

There’s definitely some fun things on tap, so let’s keep our collective fingers crossed that this weekend will provide a chance to do just that.

There’s a couple of fun festivals planned for this weekend, as well as some outdoor events for the more physically fit among us – okay, you can just come out and watch if you don’t fall into that category. We promise a good time still awaits you, no matter your degree of physical fitness and endurance.

And if all the running, or watching, leaves you a bit tired and in need of a pick me up, it’s the perfect opportunity for a trip to Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes for this year’s beer festival.

If you haven’t been to coastal Delaware’s newest BrewPub yet, check out the “Coastal Cuisine” video segment on the Crooked Hammock below.

Regardless on what you have planned for this weekend, what we need is some nice weather to get all of us in the springtime mood, with Memorial Day and the summertime season just around the corner. So let’s just hope Mother Nature hears our plea and cooperates this weekend.

We’re optimistic that’s going to happen, so here are our selections for fun coastal Delaware activities for the weekend of May 13-15. Enjoy!

  • Maritime Day (May 14). Planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lewes Ferry Terminal, this event is a celebration of America’s maritime history and will be held rain or shine. Among the scheduled events are a water cannon demonstration, a helicopter water rescue demonstration, maritime displays and vessel tours. This is a FREE event and is open to the public. For more information, visit www.cmlf.com.

  • Beach Goes Camo (May 14-15). Last year’s inaugural event was so successful, that the “Beach Goes Camo” weekend is back again in 2016. Events for this fun weekend in coastal Delaware include the Geck-Go 5k Walk/Run in Dewey Beach on Saturday, as well as a “family event” at the Lowe’s parking lot in Lewes on both Saturday and Sunday. The family portion of the event includes live bands, a USO Show, military equipment displays, face painting and lots of food. This is a free event, but all proceeds go to USO Delaware, so please consider giving if you’re able. If you’re interested in signing up for the race on Saturday, you can do so by visiting www.races2run.com.

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  • Local Beer Festival (May 15). Held at Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes, this three-hour celebration (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) of locally produced beers features great brews and cookout style food. For a ticket price of $20, attendees will receive tastings of 10 different local beers as well as an item from the grill. For more information on this coastal Delaware festival, visit www.crookedhammockbrewery.com.

  • First Rites of Summer Volleyball Tournament (May 14-15). If you like volleyball, plan on hitting the beach this weekend for some good fun and great action. This early season tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday, on the beach in Rehoboth, with men’s, women’s and youth events on Saturday and three coed divisions on Sunday. The event is sponsored and organized by Mid-Atlantic Volleyball. For more information, visit their Website at www.mavolleyball.org.

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  • Food Truck Friday (May 13). Enjoy this latest craze in local dining, as up to a dozen mobile restaurants will be setting up shop at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Road. Crab cakes, hot dogs, barbecue, sandwiches, desserts and more will all be available for you to eat on-site or take home for later. Learn more about this event at Epworth United Methodist Church by visiting HERE or read our blog entry on this fun new tradition by clicking HERE.

Whatever you do this weekend, should the weather cooperate, get out and have some fun as we celebrate spring and the pending arrival of summer here at the Delaware beaches.

And, as always, please check back with us next week here in the “Weekender Blog” for previews of more great local happenings in coastal Delaware.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!