Fall Fun in Delaware

Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘Labor Day and Fall are here… Summer and the year are coming to an end…’? Yeah, me too, guilty-as-charged. For those who  haved lived in coastal areas, Labor Day traditionally signaled an emptying of the beach and what feels like an end to the ‘year’. What many come to realize is, there is something very different about the end of Summer in Sussex County.

The fable of the quiet Delaware beaches in Fall and Winter 2018 are far from reality. Instead, the end of August in Delaware signals the beginning of a new season- the Fall Fun season. Each month this Fall we will spotlight a few of the Fall Fun activities taking place throughout Sussex County. We want to welcome you to our new local spotlight blog series which will highlight the ins and outs of social events in Sussex County. 

September in Sussex: 

Bethany Beach Labor Day Jazz Funeral-

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral Fall 2018
2018 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral 5:30 p.m. September 3rd 2018

Feeling the itch to get out and enjoy every last drop of Summer 2018? Check out Bethany Beaches’ annual Labor Day weekend Jazz ‘Funeral’ parade! We love this incredible little festival which bids adieu to the Summer gone by with a ‘funeral’ parade, three bands of rockin Jazz music, games, food and a beach celebration all their own! This year’s kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept 3rd, at the North end of the Bethany boardwalk. For more event details visit their website at www.jazz-funeral.com/


Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce Sandcastle and Sculpture Contest-

Labor Day and the Summer months come and go but the fun at our Delaware Beaches doesn’t stop in September. If you’re in town the weekend after Labor Day check out the Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sandcastle Sculpture contest! The contest is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year and is known for the massive, intricate sand creations that consistently wow spectators. This year’s event starts at 10 a.m. on Sept. 8th and wraps up with awards at 5 p.m. For additional information about the 2018 contest, visit https://www.beach-fun.com/events/event/2954-sandcastle-sculpture-contest.html 

22nd Annual Dewey Beach Triathlon-

Dewey Beach Triathlon Fall 2018
22nd Annual Dewey Beach Triathlon 8:00 a.m. September 15th

Delaware Beach athletes, rejoice! As the warm weather subsides we get the closer to Dewey Beach’s annual Sprint Triathlon! The event is one of the largest Triathlons on the East Coast and takes place this year on September 15th. The Triathlon was formed in 1996 as a grassroots way for local Triathletes to support the community and hone their skill. The event has now grown to about 1000 annual participants. Information on the race and sign-up forms can be found directly on their website, www.deweybeachtriathlon.com On-line sign ups close on September 11th at 7:30 a.m. 


SoDelFest, The Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival-

2018 SoDelFest Fall 2018
2018 SoDelFest 12:00 p.m. September 29th

The Fall activities start off strong on September 29th with SoDelFest 2018: The Southern Delaware Wine Food and Music Festival. SoDelFest is a fundraiser which brings the very best of Southern Delaware food, wine, and music together to experience under one roof. The event gives attendees an all-they-can-sample taste of food from 20+ of the best local restaurants and over 40 exceptional wines, beers and spirits. The festival’s other main event will be a LIVE mystery-ingredient Chef Throw Down that pits some of the best local Chefs from Lewes restaurants against their counterparts from Rehoboth Beach! For more information about this fantastic foodie fundraiser and to order tickets, visit https://www.sodelfest.com 


We hope you’ve enjoyed the first post in our new local spotlight blog series! Check back with us next month for the second entry about events in October!