31st Annual Sea Witch Festival® Returns to Rehoboth Beach

By Kelsey Thomas

Get Ready for a Wicked Good Time

The Annual Sea Witch Festival®, one of Rehoboth’s favorite holiday traditions, is coming back October 29-31, 2021. Packed with an endless variety of Halloween-themed games and scheduled activities, this family friendly event is certainly one to look forward to. It is so spook-tacular in fact, that HGTV.com included it in their picks of “21 Great Fall Festivals.”

The Sea Witch® Program this year is full of schedules and information pertaining to 30+ activities taking place during the festival. While there are many things to look forward to in this year’s event, we have selected a list of just a few of the incredible things you can expect while attending The Sea Witch Festival®.

Costume Parades (Dogs Welcome!)

Two parades will take place. One is for people and the other is specifically made to show off your pup’s Halloween regalia.

Indoor & Outdoor Vendors

Shopping galore! Take a walk around and experience artisans and vendors selling and educating the public about their handcrafted products.

Sea Witch Hunt

This free hunt for witches provides participants with the opportunity to win awesome prizes. People travel from site to site, collecting clues to make their best guess in the end.

Live Bandstand Entertainment

Live music will take place at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Some artists include Junior Wilson and Chatty, Blue Cat Blues Band and The Jimmies, 80’s Flashback Back.

Trick or Treating

Collect as much candy as you can carry with your kiddos in Dewey Beach or Downtown Rehoboth. Participating businesses will have signs in their windows.

Kid’s Beach Games

Games include Hula Twist Off, Slippery Swords, Monster Stomp and much more. They are free to participate in and everyone gets a ribbon.

4th Street Fall Fest

A variety of activities will be happening at The Cultured Pearl Restaurant, The Shops at the Pearl Mall and Coho’s Market and Grill.

Fall Classic Racing Festival

Tie up those laces and get to steppin’! There will be a 5k and a half-marathon.

Scarecrow Trail & Show

Vote on your favorite scarecrow creation that you’ll see over span of the festival.


A fall classic, hayrides are such an awesome experience for any age. Climb aboard, and celebrate the season.

50/50 Raffle

Enter for your chance to win big prizes!

… & Much More!

There is so much to look forward to with this festival in Rehoboth. Get ready to have a ghoully good time.

See our full calendar of events for more things to do in the Delaware Beaches.

5 Early Fall Events Happening in the Delaware Beaches in 2021

Image by the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

Mark Your Calendar for these Early Fall Events in the Delaware Beaches

By Kelsey Thomas

The end of summer sparks a series of fun and exciting events that will take place throughout Delaware Beaches, from Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach to Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Here are our top five events happening in the Delaware Beaches at the start of fall.

Top 5 Early Fall Events in the Delaware Beaches

Aug. 28, 2021: 5th Annual Paddlefest

Spend a day on the water at Delaware Seashore State Park’s 5th Annual Paddlefest. Paddlefest is a four-mile course through the salt marsh creeks of the state park. Along the route, knowledgeable staff members will be stationed to talk about the local wildlife and history, as well as hand out snacks. There will even be a digital course map available for any smart phone. The Paddlefest After-Party will conclude the event, featuring a few food trucks and exhibitors.

Click here to read more about Delaware Seashore State Park.

Sept. 4, 2021: Annual Outdoor Antiques, Vintage & Artisans Fair

Looking to find antique gems, vintage-ware items, and one-of-a-kind art forms? Head on out to the Lewes Historical Society Campus at 110 Shipcarpenter Street to experience the Annual Outdoor Antiques, Vintage & Artisans Fair. This event, put on by the Lewes Historical Society, will feature artisan and vintage dealers, as well as food vendors and music.

Sept. 11, 2021: 43rd Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

Savor the end of summer in downtown Bethany Beach. The 43rd Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will feature a variety of fine artists showcasing their work, which will include paintings, clay, baskets, porcelain, jewelry and much more. There will also be live music and a silent auction sponsored by Jayne’s Reliable that will take place on the Bethany Beach Bandstand from 10 am – 2 pm.

Click here to learn how to visit Bethany Beach without breaking the bank.

Sept. 15 – 19, 2021: 6th Annual Rehoboth Beach Bears Weekend

The Rehoboth Beach Bears, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting camaraderie and inclusion, is hosting their biggest flagship event and fundraiser at the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Convention Center. The 6th Annual Rehoboth Beach Bears Weekend will begin with a welcoming dinner Wednesday evening, followed by a series of activities and events throughout the weekend, including an Early Halloween Freak Show and Costume Contest on Friday and performances by LGBT comedian Eric Hahn on Saturday. Reservations must be made through the hotel using group code #10173. There are only 300 spots available so reserve yours today.

Sept. 24, 2021: Craft Beer and Brewery Retreat 

Quench your thirst at Canalside Inn’s Craft Beer and Brewery Retreat in Rehoboth Beach. This 3 day, 2 night excursion will allow you to experience popular Southern Delaware breweries, including Dogfish Head, Big Oyster, Dewey Beer Co., Iron Hill Brewery and others. Not only will you be able to go beer tasting and brewery touring, but you’ll also gain VIP access to Canalside Inn’s Oktoberfest Event held on Sept. 21, 2021.