Events calendar: Southern Delaware

May 19, 2010

May

Memorial Day Stars and Stripes. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Lake View Drive, near Fenwick Island. 302-436-3015 or freemanstage.org. Noon-3 p.m. May 29. Zany Umbrella Circus welcomes the beginning of summer with acrobatic antics and patriotic fun. Free.

June

Seaside Craft Show. Along the Bethany Beach boardwalk. 302-539-8011 or townofbethanybeach.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5. Juried craft show and sale with various beach-themed items. Free.

A Taste of Coastal Delaware. Marketplace at Sea Colony, Coastal Highway at West Way, Bethany Beach. 302-539-1919 or bethany-fenwick.org. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. June 6. Visitors can sample dishes from area restaurants and enjoy beer and wine tastings. Call for tickets.

July

Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour. Locations vary in Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8408 or rehobothartleague.org. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 6-7. Tour homes and see the gardens of Rehoboth Beach cottages and an oceanfront mansion. $30.

August

Sandcastle contest. North end of the boardwalk, by the Henlopen Hotel, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-2233. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 7. At the 32nd annual event, participants build unique sand creations, as spectators watch. Prizes awarded to winners. Free.

East Coast Skim Championships. Dewey Beach. 302-227-4011 or skimusa.org. Times vary. Aug. 14-15. Watch participants in the skimboarding competition ride the waves. Free for spectators.

September

Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. Bethany Beach boardwalk. 302-539-2100 or thequietresorts.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11. More than 100 artists and craftsmen display and sell their handmade wares at the annual juried event, which also features live music and a silent auction. Free.

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