If you're making plans for this weekend, follow these ShoreBread suggestions: The Rehoboth Beach Watermelon Festival is a 'can't miss' if you have children. Salisbury's 3rd Friday Arts Night, Ocean City's Movies on the Beach, Sundaes in the Park, and Beach Lights Spectacular are all free events, open to the public. Looking to do some good? Jesse's Paddle takes place in Snow Hill this weekend and will be raising money for local suicide prevention groups. Take a look below for more details about these great events on the Eastern Shore…

Watermelon Festival

The Rehoboth Beach Museum, located on Rehoboth Avenue, is hosting a Watermelon Festival on Friday, July 20th. From 2 – 5 pm, children and adults can enter the festival for less than $4/person. A seed spitting contest, watermelon eating contest, bean-bag toss, hula hooping contest, and paddle ball game will take place. Arts and craft booths will be set up also. All guests will have free access to the museum and Grove Park playgrounds with admission. For more information, call 302-227-7310.

3rd Friday Arts Night in Salisbury

Gear up and get out to Salisbury, MD on Friday, July 20th. Third Friday in downtown Salisbury starts at 5 pm. A variety of talented local artists will set up shop on East Main Street in downtown Salisbury to display their art, sell their hand-made goods, or exhibit their photography. 3rd Friday Flick on the Riverfront happens in Riverfront Park at 8:30, too. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair and watch His Girl Friday. The event is free to attend, which leaves no excuses for not hanging out and having a good time with friends and family. Celebrate the creative culture that resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland at Salisbury’s 3rd Friday this week

Movies on the Beach

Families in Ocean City on Saturday can sit back, relax, and watch a movie on the beach. Free movies, projected on a big-screen, take place oceanside on 27th Street in OC during the summer months. On Friday, July 20th, the movie Up will be screened. Beach movies are weather-permitting and will be cancelled if bad weather occurs.

Jesse’s Paddle

On Sunday, July 22nd, paddlers will collect monetary pledges and leave the docks in Snow Hill in search of three clues. The clues will reveal facts about youth suicide and can be exchanged for prizes. This scavenger hunt is part of Jesse’s Paddle, an event that benefits the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund. The Jesse Klump Memorial Fund hopes to prevent youth suicides. The event takes place at the Pocomoke River Canoe Company on Washington Street in Snow Hill, MD and starts at 8 am. For more information or to register, call 410-548-2563.

Sundaes in the Park

Have a sundae this Sunday in Ocean City. Bring the family, a chair, or blanket and enjoy an after dinner treat. Free local and regional musical groups will perform. From 7 – 9 pm, guests can create their own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Free family concerts are offered every Sunday evening in July and August. Sundaes in the Park take place in Northside Park, 127th Street, bayside in Ocean City.

Beach Lights Spectacular

OC Beach Lights presents a Beach Lights Spectacular on Sunday, July 15th. The free laser lights show will be displayed on a giant five-story beach ball and is choreographed to music. Three shows will take place: 9:30, 10, and 10:30 pm. The show will be lighting up the beach at North Division Street in Ocean City three times every Sunday night through Labor Day Weekend.