September Things To Do | Ocean City, MD Area and DE Beaches
Sept. 4: Sundaes in the Park
Held each Sunday through Sept. 4, Sundaes in the Park features free live music and children’s activities, as well as ice cream, which is available for purchase. Families are encouraged to bring their picnic baskets and beach chairs to Northside Park and enjoy free entertainment as the sun sets over the Assawoman Bay. A fireworks display will end each event. The weekly event is held from 7-9 p.m.
Sept. 9-10: Wine at the Beach
Wine at the Beach returns to the Inlet with Maryland wineries, craft vendors and fine artists. Attendees can sample and purchase wines by the glass, bottle or case. The event is held Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and admission is $35 for adults and $15 for kids ages 13-20.
Sept. 14-18: OC Bikefest
The five-day motorcycle rally will feature vendors and performances by the Zac Brown Band, Disturbed and Travis Tritt. Festivities will be held at both the Inlet and the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.
Sept. 19-25: OC Adventure Fest
Held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, OC Adventure Fest includes a Tunnel to Towers 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit, Showmasters Hunting & Fishing Gun Show, motorcycle rodeo competitions, K-9 exhibitions and more. There will also be concerts, with Sam Grow & Lucas Hoge performing Sept. 21, Lonestar performing on Sept. 22, Kashmir performing Sept. 23 and Priscilla Block performing on Sept. 24.
Sept. 28: Originals Only
The Art League of Ocean City will host its monthly Originals Only showcase from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy coffee and live performances by DomtheGonzo, Josh Quillen, Big Chap and Fraiser Fir. Event is free to attend.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Oceans Calling Festival
Oceans Callings celebrates its inaugural year in Ocean City with a three-day music festival featuring performances by Dave Matthews, the Lumineers, Jimmy Eat World, Alanis Morissette and Cyndi Lauper. More than 30 bands are expected to play across three stages.
Every Sunday: Berlin Farmers Market
Held each Sunday in downtown Berlin, the producers-only farmers market features jams, jellies, fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, flowers and more. Live music is also held from 10 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. The market opens at 9 a.m.
Sept. 10: Small Town Throwdown
The annual Small Town Throwdown returns to downtown Berlin on Sept. 10, beginning at 1 p.m. The event features free outdoor music with food and beer and free shuttle service from Berlin Intermediate School.
Sept. 11: Sundays at the Museum
Join for music and fun at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum. The event, hosted by the Berlin Heritage Foundation, begins at 6 p.m.
Sept. 18-23: Plein Air
The Worcester County Arts Council, located in Berlin, will host its 2022 Plein Air event Sept. 18-23. Artists will be stationed throughout Worcester County as they paint landscapes.
Sept. 23-25: Berlin Fiddlers Convention
Join for live music, local crafts, and food, beer and wine vendors. The convention will be held Friday, from 5-10 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free shuttle service is offered from Berlin Intermediate School.
Every Sunday: Bethany Beach Vol. Fire Company T-Shirt Shop
The Bethany Beach Vol. Fire Company Auxiliary will host a T-shirt shop sale each Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. The shop is located in the alley behind the fire house, and all proceeds benefit the volunteer firefighters and first responders.
Every Monday: Movies on the Beach
The Town of Bethany Beach will host its weekly Movies on the Beach throughout the summer season. Family-friendly movies will be played on the beach every Monday evening, beginning at dusk.
Sept. 2-11: Warrior Beach Week
Operation SEAs the Day hosts Warrior Beach Week, a yearly event which provides post 9/11 wounded veterans and their families a week at the beach for rest and relaxation.
Sept. 10: 44th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival
Held at the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, the annual arts festival features jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, woodworking and more from more than 100 juried artists. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 11: 4th Annual Golf Scramble
The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host its 4th Annual Golf Scramble at The Salt Pond with a 9 a.m. tee time. The cost to participate is $75 for nine holes, or $90 for 18 holes, and prizes will be awarded. Lunch, riding cart and green fees included.
Sept. 17: Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon
A Dewey Beach tradition since 1996, the Sprint Triathlon brings athletes and their families to Delaware Seashore State Park to participate in running events, including a triathlon, a triathlon relay and a duathlon. Funds raised from the event support Pathways to Success and Cape JROTC. Festivities kick off at 8 a.m.
Sept. 17: End of the Season Beach Party
Dewey Business Partnership will host its End of Season Beach Party on Dagsworthy Street, where businesses will be serving food and drinks during the evening hours.
Sept. 23-24: Golden Jubilee - Golden Retrievers Weekend
Join for a week of fun, festivities and golden retriever gatherings. Pooches and their owners can enjoy the beach, participate in a bonfire, and join in casual meetups.
Every Tuesday: Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market
Held at Grove Park each Tuesday throughout the season, the Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market features vendors selling produce, baked goods, breads and more. The weekly event is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.
Sept. 2: First Friday Fun Nights at Schellville
Fun Nights at Schellville is held the first Friday of every month and features live music, roller skating, food trucks, beer garden and more. The event runs from 5-9 p.m.
Sept. 3: Last Blast 5K
The Last Blast 5K kicks off at 7:30 a.m. The run not only celebrates the end of summer but raises money for Toys for Tots.
Sept. 5: Piping Out Parade
The Rehoboth Beach Museum will host its Piping Out Parade, a recreation of parades held in the resort during the 1970s and 1980s. Participants are encouraged to bring their kazoos and walk from the north end to the center of the boardwalk. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 10: Rehoboth Walk to Defeat ALS
Held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. along the boardwalk, Rehoboth’s Walk to Defeat ALS raises funds and awareness for the ALS Association and the fight to cure ALS.
Sept. 11: Clear Space Theatre Gala
Held from 6-9 p.m., the Clear Space Theatre Gala will feature a night of food, drinks and singing. The event will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club.
Sept. 24: St. Vicent de Paul Walk For The Poor
As a fundraiser for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, students will take part in a walk from St. Edmond Church to the boardwalk. The event kicks off at 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 24: Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Held from 8-11 a.m., the family friendly walk along the boardwalk will raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Sept. 24-25: Mid-Atlantic Volleyball Mayor’s Cup
The Mid-Atlantic Volleyball Mayor’s Cup, a two-day tournament for men’s, women’s, juniors and co-ed teams, returns to the beach from Wilmington Avenue to Prospect Street. Games kick off at 10 a.m.
Every Wednesday and Saturday: Historic Lewes Farmers Market
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market returns for the season. Held each Wednesday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, the market features jams and jellies, fresh fruits and vegetables and more.
Sept. 11: Cannonball 5K Run & Trenny Elliott Memorial Walk
Held from 7:30 a.m. to noon, the 5K run and memorial walk benefits Lewes Historical Society’s preservation and educational programming. The event will be held at the Lewes Historical Society with a course that meanders through the town’s historic areas.
Sept. 14: Decked Out at Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
Decked Out returns to the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays for an evening of live music, inland bay oysters, light fare and drinks. The event, which runs from 6-9 p.m., will also include a live auction of “bay inspired experiences” and a collection of silent auction items.
Sept 17: Coastal Cleanup
Volunteers are invited to Cape Henlopen State Park for a beach cleanup, held from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org or call/text 302-858-6127.
Sept. 17: Go the Distance Run/Walk
Held at Irish Eyes from 8-11 a.m., the Go the Distance Run/Walk raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. A kiddie race starts at 8:50 a.m., with the official race beginning at 9 a.m. Awards will be doled out to top individuals, teams and fund-raisers.
Sept. 21: Go Red for Women 14th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show
Go Red’s 14th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show will feature food, speakers, free blood pressure screenings and more. Tickets are $39 a person. The event begins at noon.
Sept. 23-25: 2022 History Book Festival
The History Book Festival returns to Lewes for a weekend of book sales and loans from a broad range of historical fiction and nonfiction authors. The weekend-long event takes place at locations throughout town.
Sept. 24: 4th Annual Race to Benefit the Bays
Held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, the 4th Annual Race to Benefit the Bays invites community members to participate in races on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, with proceeds benefiting the Delaware Center for Inland Bays. The first race begins at 9:30 a.m., with three- and five-mile races open to stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and surf skis.
Sept. 24: Youth Fishing Tournament
This year’s Youth Fishing Tournament, for those ages 15 and under, will be held at the Cape Henlopen State Park Fishing Pier from 8-11 a.m. The entrance fee is $10, and the first 50 contestants will receive a free T-shirt. Prizes will also be awarded. For more information, visit www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org or call/text 302-858-6127.