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Labor Day Doesn’t Mean Summer is Over Yet

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Labor Day

Yeah, sure, Labor Day typically marks the “official” end to the summer season, but locals know that September is the BEST month at the beach. Just because the kiddos are back to school, it doesn’t mean you can’t plan a weekend visit to Rehoboth Beach. Crowds are smaller and weather is perfect for outdoor activities - just remember to pack your jacket for slightly cooler evenings. 

Parking permits are no longer required after Labor Day weekend and parking meters come down mid-month, so parking in town is a breeze. All your favorite shops and restaurants are still open and the Jolly Trolley continues to run on weekends so you can easily buzz around town or visit neighboring Dewey Beach to check out the music festivals held throughout the month. 

Additionally, the beach remains guarded until the third weekend of September, so you can be assured that you and your family can "beach" safely. 

In the meantime, for those of you that are lucky enough to be on vacation this last week of August, be sure to drop by The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand on Thursday, August 28 at dusk (8:15 – 8:30 pm) to watch Frozen, the final movie of the 2014 Cinema By the Surf summer outdoor film series. The event is free and seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sculpt a Work of Sand Art at the 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sandcastle Contest

Grab a shovel and a bucket and take your sandcastle building skills to the next level at the 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest! Over 100 teams are expected to show off their sand-sculpting talent at the event on Saturday, August 2. The contest is open to all ages and will be held at Fisherman’s Beach located at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel. 

Participants may register between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for judging by 3:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Along with traditional sandcastles, past creations have included swamp animals, mermaids, pyramids, crabs, dolphins and sharks. Not up for the big dig but want to see these stunning works of art up close and personal? No problem. Beach-goers are welcome to watch the action free of charge.

In the event of bad weather, set up and registration may be delayed until 10:30 a.m. If bad weather persists, the event will be postponed until the following year. If bad weather occurs during the contest, participants may continue at will or at the discretion of lifeguards. Judging may be cancelled at any time if warranted by current weather conditions.

The contest is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more information.

Rehoboth Beach Most Popular Beach in the U.S.

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Rehoboth Beach most popular

Well, it’s official and now the entire world knows what we’ve known for years - Rehoboth Beach is the most popular beach in the United States! Beating out more well-known beach towns in such states as Florida, California and Hawaii, our little "it" town took the top spot on the list. Not bad for the second smallest state in the union! It's no surprise that Delaware is called The Small Wonder. 

While Rehoboth Beach has a year-round population of just over 1,100 it increases to a whopping 2.5 million beach-goers during the summer! And those visitors know very well the allure of this great town - beautiful beaches, an energetic boardwalk, great restaurants, tax-free shopping, tons of outdoor activities, and quite simply the best people around. 2.5 million people can’t be wrong! 

Not that you need more convincing, but Rehoboth Beach was recently ranked the fourth best family beach destination on the east coast and, along with neighboring Dewey Beach, is considered one of the cleanest beaches in America. In fact, Delaware ranks first among 30 states in water quality. Pretty darn impressive if you ask us!

So what are you waiting for? There is still a lot of summer left, so make those vacation plans if you haven’t already done so. Come on, be a part of the "it" crowd and get down here to Rehoboth Beach!

Celebrate Independence Day!

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Independence Day

Break out the red, white and blue, baby, because it’s here - the ‘big daddy’ of summer holidays - Independence Day! When it comes to this sparkling and illustrious occasion, Rehoboth Beach is no slouch and we guarantee you will have a most memorable experience. Here is the scoop regarding the holiday happenings taking place in town on the BIG night! 

On Friday, July 4 at approximately 9:15 p.m, a spectacular fireworks extravaganza, hosted by Rehoboth Beach Main Street (RBMS), will be launched from the beach. This dazzling display will be visible up and down the boardwalk and shoreline so grab your blanket or beach towel and come down a little early to snatch up a great spot. Catch a live concert with the Funsters, who will perform at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand before and after the fireworks. For easy transportation in and out of town, the Jolly Trolley and DART buses will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. 

The Annual Main Street Fireworks Display is funded entirely through donations from Rehoboth Beach visitors, citizens and area businesses. To be a part of this wonderful community event please visit the RBMS website to donate and help make this year’s show the biggest ever! 

The rain date is Saturday, July 5. The decision to reschedule will be made late Friday afternoon and updated information will be posted on the RBMS website.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!