It’s that time of year again, when things are really starting to heat up in Coastal Delaware! While there are so many events and activities year-round to enjoy, there are a few happening each spring that really can’t be missed. So without further ado, here are our top things to do in Coastal Delaware this spring.

fresh produce at farmers market stand

Historic Lewes Farmers Market

May – September • Saturdays • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

It’s (finally!) farmers market season. And Coastal Delaware does it right with the Historic Lewes Farmers Market. What started almost 20 years ago as a small group of volunteers has grown into a market featuring over 30 local vendors. Open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, the market features fresh produce, eggs, fruits, bread, baked goods, meats, fish, fresh-cut flowers and herbs, and much more. Don’t miss the market’s opening day celebration on May 6th at 8 a.m.

woman shopping at an outdoor clothing rack

Spring Sidewalk Sale

May 5th – 7th • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Another sign of spring? The annual Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Spring Sidewalk Sale. In its 40th year, this sidewalk sale is the perfect place for deals and fabulous finds across downtown Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Route One. The sale begins Friday, May 5th, and ends on Sunday, May 7th, taking place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day (however, store hours may vary). Check the weather, because this is a rain-or-shine event.

Lewes British Motorcar Show

Lewes British Motorcar Show

May 6th • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This year marks the 27th year of the annual Lewes British Motorcar Show. Co-sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and British Car Club of Delaware, this fun event boasts a wide array of classic British vehicles for all to enjoy. Come hungry — food and beverages will be available for purchase, brought to you by the Lewes Coffee Company and Grain on the Rocks.

Rehoboth arts festival

Rehoboth Arts Festival

May 20th • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Support local artists at this year’s Rehoboth Arts Festival (an event that also marks the unofficial start of summer in the area!). The Rehoboth Art League and the City of Rehoboth Beach have partnered again to present this vibrant event, located in downtown Rehoboth’s picturesque Grove Park. Spend the day meeting a variety of artists showcasing and selling their work. While you’re there, enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner from all kinds of local eateries along Rehoboth Avenue and its side streets. 

Lewes Memorial Day Parade

Annual Lewes Memorial Day Parade

May 29th • 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate and honor our nation’s veterans by attending this beloved annual event. The Lewes Memorial Day Parade begins at the Lewes Presbyterian Church parking lot and ends at American Legion Post 17. Any and all military members and veterans are encouraged to participate. Following the parade, a Memorial Day Ceremony will take place in the Pavilion. Pay your respects by waving the U.S. flag or wearing your patriotic best!

two friends riding bikes and walking on sunny beach boardwalk

Things to do in Coastal Delaware This Spring — and Every Season.

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