Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Resort Area 34th annual spring sidewalk sale: Bargain-hunt in downtown Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach and on Route 1. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 19-21. beach-fun.com/sidewalk-sale.html.
14th Annual Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival: This environmentally oriented event, with arts and crafts, covers an area from Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge to the historic center of the town of Milton. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 27. Free. historicmilton.com.
Third annual Beebe Beach Bash: Dinner, open bar, dancing with The Fabulous Greaseband and other activities for benefit of Beebe Healthcare. 6 p.m. June 3, Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes. $125; VIP, $300. beebemedicalfoundation.org.
Coastal Delaware Restaurant Week: More than 60 restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe meals at $25, $35 or $45 each. June 4-9. restaurantweekde.com.
Rehoboth Beach VegFest: A vegetarian-friendly weekend June 9-11, Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Road 271, with a film screening Friday night; food, speakers, cooking demonstrations, adoptable animals and more Saturday; and a veggie brunch Sunday. vegrehoboth.org.
Beach Goes Blue: The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce and USO salute police, firefighters, paramedics, military and all those who serve. Day starts with a foot race/walk and ends with a light show on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. June 10. beach-fun.com/site-index/107-beach-goes-blue.html.
Lewes Garden Tour: Tour private gardens in the historic town, enjoy refreshments, watch local artists at work at the 27th annual event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 17. $20 in advance, $25 day of the tour (only at Fisher-Martin House). Free shuttle service for ticket holders. leweschamber.com.
Old-Timers' Day Classic Car & Truck Show: Cars, tractors and emergency vehicles from 1985 and older will contend for "Best in Show" at the 60th annual attraction, plus music and activities for children. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17. Church Street, Selbyville. Free; vehicle registration $10. business.bethany-fenwick.org.
3rd Annual Kids Catch-All Tournament: A weekend of fishing for youngsters 3-18. June 23-25 at Indian River Marina, Delaware Seashore State Park. $25 per participant or $150 per boat with up to six participants. destateparks.com.
20th Annual Running of the Bull: Channel your inner Hemingway with less risk and trouble, thanks to Dewey Beach's night spot The Starboard. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. June 24. 2009 Coastal Highway. Free. therunningofthebull.com.
Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival: In the event's eighth annual edition, nearly 70 sea glass artists are joined by decoy carvers and waterfowl artists. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 25. Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes. $5 per person, per day; children under 12 free. historiclewes.org.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church 51st Annual Art Show: Event to benefit those in need includes a juried show of arts and crafts, a raffle of donated artwork, a silent auction and luncheon in the church hall. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 1. Second and Market streets, Lewes. Free; lunch at a nominal cost. stpeterslewes.org.
Downtown Rehoboth Beach July 4 fireworks: On the beach and boardwalk, July 2, approximately 9:15 p.m.; depending on the weather, fireworks may be launched any time after 8 p.m. No rain date. Free entertainment at the Bandstand before and after the show. Free, but donations are encouraged. cityofrehoboth.com.
Nanticoke Riverfest: Boats, cars, a fishing tournament, an art show and more for the 23rd time in historic Seaford. 9 a.m. July 8. nanticokeriverfest.com.
68th Annual Cottage Tour of Art: The Rehoboth Art League offers a two-day self-guided tour of homes ranging from the historic, including the Peter Marsh Homestead, to the contemporary. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11 and 12. $35 per person, ages 13 and up. rehobothartleague.org.
Wine tasting and art auction: Event to benefit Kinfolk, which supplies free laptop computers and internet access to hospitalized and homebound children. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. July 19. Virden Conference Center & Retreat Center, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes. $30. beach-fun.com.
Seafood and Arts Festival: Indian River Marina at Delaware Seashore State Park opens for seafood, activities and art for the ninth annual festival. July 22. Free. destateparks.com.
5K Run for the Paws: Annual event to benefit the Delaware SPCA. 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 5, Dewey Beach. http://delspca.com.
44th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show: More than 125 artists and artisans from around the country will appear at the Rehoboth Art League, 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach; also scheduled are food, music, historic tours, face-painting, a Dogfish Head Beer Garden and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5 and 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13. $5. rehobothartleague.org.
Skimboarding: Watch the Zap Pro/Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding, 1904 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach. Aug. 11-Aug. 13. Riders meeting, 8:30 a.m.; competition begins, 9 a.m. Free. skimusa.org.
Eastern Shore Afram Festival: Cultural events including live music, vendors and community resources at the 22nd African-American cultural festival. Aug. 12. Seaford Sports Complex, North Market Street Extension, Seaford. Free. easternshoreafram.org.
Sand Castle Contest: The 39th annual contest is open to adults and children; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult when registering. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Rehoboth Beach between Delaware and Laurel avenues. Registration between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; sculptures must be completed for judging by 3 p.m., when they will be open to view. Winners will be announced about 5 p.m. Free sculpting lessons and demonstrations with sculpting artist Darrell O'Connor will be held 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the beach at Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk. beach-fun.com.
17th annual Riverwalk 'Freedom' Festival: Food vendors, live entertainment and fireworks. Sept. 9, downtown Milford. Free. milfordchamber.com.
39th Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival: More than 150 artists will display jewelry, painting, photography and other works in a juried show along the bandstand and boardwalk areas. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9. Free. bethanybeachartsfestival.com.
Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon: 21st annual event also includes a duathlon (half-mile beach run), an Aquabike division (half-mile swim and 16-mile bike) and a relay event. 7:30 a.m. Sept. 16. deweybeachtriathlon.com.
SUPS with Your Pups 2: The event will include paddle-boarding clinics for doggies and their masters, paddle-board demos, the latest in boards and equipment, pet-friendly vendors and SPCA dogs who would love to go paddle-boarding with you. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16, Abbott's Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford. delmarvaboardsportadventures.com.
Lewes Dragon Boat Festival: The fifth annual event raises money for the Sussex Academy; children's activities also scheduled. 9 a.m. Sept. 17. Canalfront Park in downtown Lewes. Free. lewesdragonboat.com.
Dewey Beach Music Conference: A two-day, three-night performance that also includes monitoring sessions, demonstrations and meeting with music professionals. Sept. 21-24, various Dewey Beach locations. Registration $35 until Aug. 24; $50 per band after. deweybeachfest.com
Tour de Sussex: Cycle through Georgetown, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Laurel. Starts rain or shine at 8 a.m. Sept. 23 at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown. Registration $55-$75; $25 16 and under. dtcc.edu.
Bethany summer concert series: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with occasional midweek events, June 9-Sept. 3. Free; audience welcome to bring their own chairs. Bethany Beach Bandstand. 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. townofbethanybeach.com
Dewey Beach Monday Night Movies on the Beach: Attractions include "The Lego Movie," "The Good Dinosaur" and "Zootopia." Free; donations encouraged. Approximately 8:30 p.m., June 12-Aug. 28, on the beach at Dagsworthy St. beach-fun.com
Dewey Beach Bonfires: Free; donations encouraged. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday nights, June 13-Aug. 30 except July 4, on the beach at Dagsworthy St. beach-fun.com
Lewes Summer Concert Series: Beginning with the Miss Delaware contestant showcase, attractions include the Delmarva Big Band, the British Invasion Experience and the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters. Free. 7 p.m. June 13-Aug. 29 on the open-air stage in Stango Park next to the Lewes library. visitsoutherndelaware.com
Bethany's Movies on the Beach: Monday night showings include "The Wild Life," "Sing," "Moana," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Finding Dory," June 12-Aug. 28 off Garfield Parkway. Friday night showings are "The Founder," "The Jungle Book," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "La La Land," Sept. 8-29 at the Bandstand. townofbethanybeach.com
Rehoboth Bandstand 54th Annual summer concert series: Every kind of music including country, military, and tributes to the 70s, 80s, Elvis and the Beach Boys. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, June 16-Sept. 2. Free. All shows 8 p.m.-9:15 p.m. except July 2, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Rehoboth Beach bandstand. rehobothbandstand.com
Cinema by the Surf: Partly sponsored by Rehoboth Beach Film Society. Films TBA. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. July 20, Aug. 17. Free. Rehoboth Bandstand. rehobothbandstand.com
Painting with a twist: Campers ages 7-12 will explore the world by the sea June 26-June 30; animals at the zoo, July 17-July 21; and plants and critters in the garden, Aug. 7-Aug. 11. All activities run from 9 a.m. to noon; they include making a 16-by-20-inch painting each day, games and other fun activities, and an art show from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays. Camp fee of $200 for the week or $40 a day includes all supplies and snacks each day. Painting with a Twist, 17723 Coastal Highway, Lewes. paintingwithatwist.com/lewes/
Select attractions at The Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville (freemanstage.org):
"Starry Night Opera," 7-9 p.m. June 16, The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, with maestro Julien Benichou, and Opera Delaware. $15; free for children 12 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own chairs.
Renaissance Raven: Baltimore Ravens' Justin Tucker. 7-9 p.m. June 18. The Ravens' two-time Pro Bowl kicker, who is also a classically trained singer, will discuss the relationship between his success in his two fields. $24-$40; general admission is bring your own chair and free to children 12 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Jay Leno, 7-10 p.m. June 30. The veteran comedian, former "Tonight Show" host and car buff performs. $55-$100; seats assigned.
The O'Jays, 7-10 p.m. July 1. The original lead singers, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, continue to front the group, which has been performing for more than 50 years. $57-$475; seats assigned.
"Legally Blonde: The Musical," 7-10 p.m. July 14. The international award-winning musical based on the movie. $15; children under 12 free, but must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own chair.
Mary Chapin Carpenter, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 8. The five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee performs songs from her expansive 14-album catalog and new songs from her latest record, "The Things That We Are Made Of." $35-$55. General-admission seats are bring your own chair and free for children 12 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult.
"The Little Mermaid: The Musical," by Clear Space Theatre Company, 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Adapted from the Disney movie. Bring your own chair. $15 for adults; free for children 12 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult.