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The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival Returns

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 44th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, on Saturday, September 10th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, in downtown Bethany Beach. This annual event hosts over one hundred juried artists; displaying and selling their work. The featured artists bring unique creations representing a variety of different mediums including painting, photography, woodwork,… Read more »

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Joe’s Bent Spoon Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Joe’s Bent Spoon opened its doors in July 2021 and unlike magicians who bend spoons with their minds, preparing food for families by Joe Mac is no illusion. Meals at Joe’s Bent Spoon are the real deal. “The past year has been a wonderful  whirlwind.” Said Stefanie McElhinny, “Every day we have the pleasure of… Read more »

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Business Community to Honor Lifeguards

The Big Chill Beach Club, in collaboration with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will host the 2022 Lifeguard Award Celebration on Tuesday, August 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This annual event honors the outstanding men and women of the local lifeguard patrols including Bethany Beach, Delaware Seashore State Park, Fenwick Island, Middlesex Beach,… Read more »

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Jolly Roger® Amusement Parks Celebrates Christmas in July!

Join Jolly Roger® Amusement Parks in celebrating Christmas in July once again with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Visit Jolly Roger® at the Pier and Jolly Roger® Park at 30th St. on July 24, and July 25, 2022, for Christmas in July activities. Jolly Roger® Amusement Parks will again be partnering with… Read more »

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Delaware’s Culinary Coast™ Takes to the Road with Rockefeller Center Pop-Up

Local business leaders team up with Southern Delaware Tourism to Celebrate Summer Solstice in New York City Southern Delaware Tourism, as part of an ongoing campaign promoting the Culinary Coast™, partnered with Sussex County businesses to celebrate summer solstice with food and travel writers in New York City. The pop-up event, which took place on… Read more »



U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.2 million grant to the State of Delaware, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Dover, Delaware, for infrastructure improvements at five state park campgrounds to support local tourism. This grant is funded by the American… Read more »


Bethany Beach Independence Day Parade Returns in 2022

After a 2-year shutdown, the Bethany Beach Independence Day Parade will finally happen on Monday, July 4th.   The parade will take its traditional 2-mile route through downtown Bethany starting at Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway. The 2022 theme is quite appropriately Timeless Bethany.  Anyone wishing to enter a float is encouraged to get creative… Read more »

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2022 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Award Winner Announced

On Friday, May 6, 2022, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and Carl M. Freeman Companies recognized the outstanding achievements and service of police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service units from Southern Sussex County at the 2022 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards Luncheon.  Hosted at the Den at Bear Trap Dunes, the event honored… Read more »

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Millville Boardwalk Expands Into The 2022 Season

The Millville Boardwalk, your Delaware beach entertainment destination for all ages, is pleased to announce its 2022 expansion, rebranding and #AlwaysEndless lineup of events. Owners expanded the boardwalk footprint by 10,000 square feet, added seating areas, a new live entertainment stage, Horseshoe Hut snack bar stocked with specialty treats from First State Charcuterie ( and… Read more »


Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Coming to Ocean View

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” exhibition opens at the Historic Village in Ocean View on Saturday, September 10, 2022 and runs through November 12th. The Ocean View Historical Society and the surrounding community was expressly chosen by the Delaware Humanities Council to host “Crossroads” as part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local… Read more »