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.

Sea Witch Festival

Don’t Miss the Annual Sea Witch Festival in Rehoboth Beach

Following the summer season, things slow down in Rehoboth Beach. That is, until the end of October. Halloween celebrations kick off in Rehoboth Beach with the annual Sea Witch® Festival.

About the Sea Witch Festival

The 30th annual Sea Witch Festival is Rehoboth Beach’s free family-friendly Halloween celebration. Dress up and enjoy the parades, live entertainment, contests and more in downtown Rehoboth Beach. The Sea Witch Festival is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25–27, 2019.

Sea Witch Festival Activities

All through downtown Rehoboth, and at local businesses, you can take part in an array of free activities during the Sea Witch Festival.

Trick-or-treat in downtown Rehoboth and Dewey Beach, watch a classic horror film at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, visit the Kid’s Zone at First Street Station, go on a scavenger hunt and so much more.

Sea Witch Festival Costume Parade

The Sea Witch Festival kicks off with the Sea Witch Balloon and Clipper Ship. Following this headlining float will be hundreds of people, dressed in costume, walking the parade, as well as motorized floats. The parade will follow Rehoboth Avenue. Those interested in watching the parade are advised to arrive before the 9 a.m. start time.

Costumed Dog Parade

The pups have their own Halloween celebration on Sunday with the Costumed Dog Parade. Starting from the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, pet owners and their dogs can come dressed to walk down the boardwalk.

Sea Witch 5K Classic Run and One Mile Fright Walk

On Sunday, take part in the Sea Witch Festival 5K Run and One Mile Fright Walk. There will be over 500 runners dressed in costume to race down Rehoboth Avenue. Prizes will be awarded for running the fastest time and having the best costume.


This year’s Sea Witch Festival will have an expanded artisan and vendor area in the Convention Center. From 1–6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday. Browse over 30 vendors showcasing and selling their handmade products and goods.

Kid’s Corner

The Convention Center will also feature the Kid’s Corner all weekend long. Each day of the festival, children can enjoy fun Halloween-themed activities, including Spooky Science Fun, trick-or-treat bag decorating, magic shows, monster art and more.

Live Music

There will be live music at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand for all three days of the Sea Witch Festival. Several bands and artists will be performing an array of musical genres in free concerts that are perfect for the whole family.

Getting to the Sea Witch Festival

Public transportation will be available for those attending the Sea Witch Festival.

If you’re traveling form the south, use the Jolly Trolley. Free parking will be available at the pick-up and drop off locations at Tower Road and Delaware Seashore State Park. The Jolly Trolley is $3 for adult and $1 for kids under 5 one way.

If you’re coming from the north, park at one of the DART Park & Ride locations for free and take the dart for $2 one way or $4.20 for a full-day pass.


Parking is not recommended on Rehoboth Avenue. Crowd control fencing will be in place Saturday, Oct. 26, before the festival. Parking will be available on the side streets.

More Information about the Sea Witch Festival

For more information about the Sea Witch® Festival, visit Beach-Fun.com

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