Just seconds till summer, so let's get this party started!
The Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival returns May 28 with events in downtown Milton and at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Read more here. (Did you know horseshoe crabs have bright blue blood? Fascinating...)
Farmers Markets are back! And it's not just about produce anymore - you can get knives sharpened, listen to live music, watch cooking demos, buy fresh fish, oysters and other seafood, and goodies galore. Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market runs every Tuesday, Lewes Farmers Market runs Saturdays, the Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers’ Market is on Sunday, and more will open later this month. There's also a banner announcing Hopkins Farm Produce in the parking lot between Candy Kitchen and La Tonalteca on Route 1. Not sure what that's about.
Who has more fun that we do? Did you know you can swim with otters, sip wine with sloths, and do yoga alongside kangaroos at the Barn Hill Preserve in Frankford? Or yoga with goats in Harbeson? Or if alpacas are your jam, check out Nuevo Mundo.
Revelation is set to reopen at Hudson Fields. They will host a Rally for First Responders on May 15 which will feature 17 food trucks, 45 vendors and 5 live bands. Revelation’s Georgetown location plans to open sometime this summer (site of 16 Mile Brewery).
Just one show left in the spring series for Capital Ringers, Delmarva's handbell ensemble, featuring songs from the Beatles, Disney and more.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Mid-Atlantic Region will have a Walk Like MADD Event on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk on May 14.
Familiar with the Delaware on Tap app? For craft beer drinkers and wine and spirits connoisseurs - use the app to learn about locations and upcoming events.
The Lewes Historical Society offers four different walking tours, the newest being an African American history tour. “Finding Their Voices: The History and Legacy of the African American Community in Lewes, Delaware” takes participants through history from the Colonial period of slavery, to present day.
Millsboro-based Kaan's Bakery, has opened a second location in Rehoboth on Wilmington Avenue. In addition to cakes, pies, pastries, donuts and breads, owner Pomakoglu said his favorite is a Turkish dessert called burma, a kind of a pistachio twist. There’s Turkish coffee too. Surf Bagel will open a third location in Milford.
Rehoboth Foodie reports a new FINS in Fenwick, and that Un-Wined (wine bar) will open in the former Azurro space at the corner of Wilmington and 2nd Street in Rehoboth.
Sustainable is the buzz word (unintended pun, I assure you) of the day; with that in mind please check out Gather, an online shop that just opened a booth in Shore Marketplace. Very. Cool. Stuff.
Hey History Buffs - Don’t miss a free presentation on the history of Ocean View on June 1. Email here for more information.
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand is celebrating 60 years of shows - you can get their complete lineup here. Tribute performances throughout the summer include Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, the Eagles, Elton John, Elvis, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rolling Stones, Steely Dan and Van Morrison. Do you love 80s music? Check out GITT (Guys in Thin Ties).
Bethany Beach Bandstand lineup is also available. Check out the Flying Ivories and the Atomic Light Orchestra (a nod to ELO).
The Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, (MERR) annual yard sale is set for this Saturday, May 7, from 8 to noon at 801 Pilottown Road in Lewes. However, there is now a rain date of May 14. This is a fabulous yard sale for an incredible cause – see you there!
The Sussex County Genealogical Society presents “Researching Your Civil War Ancestor” on May 21. For an invitation to the meeting, send an email here.
In between these emailed newsletters, the Buzz posts several times a week on Facebook. A new feature on the FB page is “The Buzz Does…” where a particular shop, restaurant or event is highlighted. The first one was the Station on Kings Garden Center, which is a magical place adjacent to the incredible store/café created by owner, Leisa Berlin. Leisa is a delightful creature with extraordinary vision and class, and we are happy to celebrate her endeavors here at the Delaware beaches.
Shout out to Buzz fan Susan Callahan, amazing artist and chef, whose work was recently on display at the Rehoboth Art League. Check out this stunning piece, a digital print, hand painted, machine and hand stitched.
The CAMP Rehoboth Chorus spring concerts are May 14 and 15. The performances pay tribute to Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Billy Joel, Carole King and Paul Simon.
Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber Sidewalk Sales set for May 20-22. The Rehoboth Arts Festival will be in Grove Park May 21.
Let’s talk makeovers – the pictures of the revamped Bethany Blues look amazing. And having seen Above the Dunes (in the former Greene Turtle space) the Buzz will tell you it's stunning, and owner Mike Venanzi could not be more welcoming!
Shout out to Ben Leadlove of Carved Ink Studio for his beautiful tattoo work. Ben is an artist, sculptor and has illustrated three children’s books. He runs a solo shop; appointment only, and the Buzz is very happy with her new ink.
The Buzz is also very appreciative of the service at Waves Car Wash in Lewes, thankyouverymuch.
House of Axe is open on Route 1 in the Forgotten Mile. The Buzz participated in this sport at Lefty's and can testify that even if you suck at it, it's great fun!
Tanger Outlets Rehoboth will host Bubble Palooza and the Color Run Festival on May 14 that includes a bubble bash, face painters, henna artists, giant yard games, and food.
Sugar Planet is now open on Rehoboth Avenue. (and BTW, my favorite dentist is Dr. Curtis Leciejewski... just sayin')