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Free Outdoor Movies & Bonfires in Dewey Beach, Delaware

Image Courtesy of CarolynWatson.com via Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach CC.

Image Courtesy of CarolynWatson.com via Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach CC.

After a long day soaking up the sun, it’s nice to have an evening of relaxing family entertainment. It’s even better if it’s free. Popular Dewey Beach, Delaware, knows what folks like and offers up free Monday Night Movies and Wednesday Night Bonfires.Bring your family, a blanket, and some popcorn to Dewey Beach on Monday for family movie night.

Movies will start at approximately 8:30 P.M on the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey.

The 2014 Movie Schedule Includes:

•06/16/14 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
•06/23/14 – The Odd Life of Timothy Green
•06/30/14 – FROZEN
•07/07/14 – Monsters University
•07/14/14 – Curious George (2006)
•07/21/14 – Fly Me to the Moon
•07/28/14 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
•08/04/14 – The Smurfs
•08/11/14 – The Smurfs 2
•08/18/14 – Despicable ME 2
•08/25/14 – Planes

Want “S’MORE” fun? Bring your family, beach chair and some marshmallows to the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey on Wednesdays for a bonfire. Bonfires will be held every Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM, June 18th through August 27th.

These events are WEATHER DEPENDENT. In event of inclement weather, cancellations will be determined no later than:
• 7:00 PM on day of event – MOVIES
• 6:00 PM on day of event – BONFIRES
Notice of cancellation will be posted at the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station Bulletin Board. Staff will notify Dewey Beach accommodations of cancellations made prior to the start of an event. If weather is clear events will take place as scheduled, but may end at any time during due to weather conditions.

Cancellations due to weather are posted here:
https://midatlantictravel.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/free-outdoor-movies-bonfires-in-dewey-beach-delaware/

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Save the Date for the Odessa Brewfest September 6, 2014 in Delaware

Beer festivals are known for craft brews, good music, delicious food and great company, but not necessarily beautiful venues. Many beer festivals are held either inside large convention halls or tent-and-asphalt affairs outdoors. The Odessa Brewfest is an opportunity to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, great music, and great people. Over 40 breweries are scheduled to attend.

Rich Wagner brings his colonial brewing demonstration to the Odessa Brewfest on Sept. 6, 2014. Image Courtesy of Odessa Brewfest

Rich Wagner brings his colonial brewing demonstration to the Odessa Brewfest on Sept. 6, 2014. Image Courtesy of Odessa Brewfest

The 2014 Odessa Brewfest will be in a sprawling grass field overlooking water, surrounded by historical homes, blooming gardens and Delaware historic landmarks. Known in the 1700s as Cantwell’s Bridge, Odessa contains some of the finest examples of 18th and 19th century architecture in the state, including the 1822 Cantwell’s Tavern.

For tickets, information, and an up-to-date list of participating brewers, visit OdessaBrewfest.Com.

Date: September 6, 2014
Time: 12noon – 6:00pm
Location: Odessa, DE


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The Annual Running of the Bull in Delaware, July 12, 2014

Update: Sunday July 13, 2014 Bull Wins Fight at Dewey’s Annual Running of the Bull
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/07/12/bull-everyone-else-runs-wild-dewey/12580949/

Image Courtesy of The Starboard

Image Courtesy of The Starboard

In a state known for its silly events, (the Punkin Chunkin’; the Buffalo Stampede) the Annual Running of the Bull at Dewey Beach, Delaware has to be one of the quirkiest. What started out 18 years ago as a word-of-mouth party for friends has turned into experience big enough to be included on E! Online’s “Ultimate Summer Bucket List” of 17 summer events. Surprisingly, the Annual Running of the Bulls ranked in between heavy-hitters like Comic-Con and Lollapalooza.

“Delaware doesn’t usually come to mind when trying to think of an amazing place to party this summer, but most people have never been to Dewey Beach,” the website for the E! Entertainment cable channel reported. (Maybe E! hasn’t heard of Firefly, but whatever…)

“Of course the bull is fake, and we can only assume that copious amounts of alcohol are involved, but this event brings out thousands of people every year who flock to see what this party town has to offer.”

Washington, D.C.’s Michael McDonnell and a few of his beach house friends launched the first bull run in 1997. Since then, it has grown into a fan-favorite bash that draws up to 2,000 party-goers from across the country to watch two men in a bull costume chase fun-seekers down Dewey Beach.

The event mimics the Festival of San Fermin held in Pamplona, Spain and is held between July 7th and 13th to coincide with Spain’s famous running of the bulls. Some participants dress in the traditional Pamplona white clothing and red bandanas, while other favor less traditional bikini tops, kilts, clown wigs, and whatever they feel like. Unlike the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, there have been no deaths or gorings in Dewey Beach. Local police escort runners across Delaware Route 1, which helps lower the danger level.

Participation in the event is free.

For more information:
http://thestarboard.com/running-of-the-bull/
The 18th annual Running of the Bull
Saturday, 2 p.m.
The Starboard
2009 Del. 1
Dewey Beach, DE


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Enter to Win Frontiers Air’s $150 Gift Certificate & Swag

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Do you want to see more travel contests? Let me know in the comments. Today’s contest features $150 gift certificates on Frontier Air, and free swag. I think I should get extra point for catching a typo on the Sweepstakes form. What do you think? You’re allowed one entry per day.

It’s Frontier’s birthday in Wilmington, but their Facebook friends get the gifts — Three $150 travel gift cards and daily Fly ILG swag bags!
Enter Here: http://bit.ly/ILG-BirthdayBash


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Win Two VIP Firefly 2015 Tickets

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If your search engine has brought you here, go to https://midatlantictravel.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/win-a-pair-of-four-day-passes-to-firefly-music-festival/ for information about a current contest.


Contest Ends July 9, 2014

You have one more day to make your mark on the 2015 lineup and be entered win 2 VIP tickets. The talent survey is key in helping them book the best acts for you, year after year. Help them make next year’s lineup the best one yet.

https://fireflyfestival.com/contests/survey


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Firefly Music Festival Transportation Tips, Hotel Availability, Packing Tips and More

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Firefly Music Festival weekend is here, and the helpful folks at Delaware’s Capital Region/Greater Dover/Kent County Tourism shared the following:

Here are travel tips for festival-goers:
— Transportation and travel routes: http://ow.ly/yccnm
— Up-to-date hotel availability: http://ow.ly/yccsk
— Tips on what to pack for the festival: http://ow.ly/ycczi
— Things to do in Delaware beyond Firefly: http://ow.ly/yccDw

When you’re getting close to Dover, from either the north or south, make sure to take Bay Road exit 95 as opposed to another exit your GPS or maps may tell you.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delawares-Capital-RegionGreater-DoverKent-County-Tourism/73828572744?fref=photo

As of this time, the Hotel Rodney still has rooms available. I had the opportunity to stay with them, and wrote about them on MAD2Go.
https://midatlantictravel.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/winter-at-the-beach-part-4/

The view from my room at the romantic Inn at Canal Square. © Gail A. Sisolak

The view from my room at the romantic Inn at Canal Square. © Gail A. Sisolak

The luxurious Inn at Canal Square offers sumptuous accommodations and gourmet breakfasts in their “Nantucket-Style” retreat located on the banks of the canal. Winter weekend programs include the opportunity to join Delaware’s own Kevin Fleming, noted photographer and publisher. Fleming will describe his experiences photographing scenes for his latest book “Wild Delaware” and present examples of those rare moments he was able to capture. The next morning, tour some of the parks that Fleming frequented. (www.theinnatcanalsquare.com)

Hotel Rodney: © Gail A. Sisolak

Hotel Rodney: © Gail A. Sisolak

The Hotel Rodney is a gem of a boutique hotel located in the heart of Lewes’ historic district; within strolling distance of a myriad of colorful shops and restaurants. Although the building was constructed in 1926, the interior has been remodeled from top-to-bottom. The striking décor manages to balance early 20-th century architecture with sleekly sophisticated design and appointments.  Crisp, comfortable and chic, Hotel Rodney offers a stylish respite close to all the action. (www.hotelrodneydelaware.com)

This story was first published in the News Journal in 2008, under the byline of Gail A. Sisolak. All copyrights reserved.


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Overnight Parking for Firefly Music Festival

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The Office of Delaware’s Capital Region/Greater Dover/Kent County Tourism reports they’ve had some calls looking for overnight parking for the Firefly Music Festival. Delaware State University currently has space available for camping and parking. 302-857-7822.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delawares-Capital-RegionGreater-DoverKent-County-Tourism/73828572744?fref=photo