We love any excuse to support all of the local Main Street Programs across Delmarva, from Cambridge to Rehoboth and everywhere in between. At ShoreBread we love filling our events calender with fun, family-friendly events held in our local towns, and with so many active businesses and organizations, there is always an event to attend or a festival to enjoy. Rehoboth is no exception, with events held year-round in the resort town. Rehoboth Main Street shared their 2015 Calendar of Events with us recently, and we couldn’t resist sharing with you all. Take a look at all of the fun things happening this year in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, courtesy of Rehoboth Beach Main Street!

February 15 (Sunday):   Gumbo Crawl  (2-5:00 p.m.)

No need to fly to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year!  Celebrate with Rehoboth Beach Main Street (RBMS) at the downtown “GUMBO CRAWL” on Sunday, February 15, from 2-5:00 p.m.   Simply purchase a $5 voting ballot and walk to the 12 participating restaurants to taste the different gumbo recipes.  After tasting at least five gumbo samples, cast your ballot for your favorite gumbo by 5:00 p.m. The Winner will be announced on FAT Tuesday, February 17th, at 8:00 p.m., at The Purple Parrot, 134 Rehoboth Avenue.  The restaurant receiving the most votes will be crowned the downtown Rehoboth 2015 Gumbo Crawl Winner!  The 2015 Gumbo Crawl participating restaurants include Café Azafran, Dos Locos, Fins, Hobos, Lula Brazil, Mariachi, Mixx, The Pond Bar & Grill, Purple Parrott, Papa Grande’s, Rigby’s, and the Seafood Shack. Ballots can be purchased in advance or the day of the event in the participating restaurants (except Papa Grande’s).  Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information or call 302.227.2772.

March 7 (Saturday):   25th Anniversary Chocolate Festival

The 25th Anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival is Saturday, March 7, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.  This year will feature only professional entries in seven categories including: Brownie, Cake, Candy, Cookie, Pie, Other, and Showpiece.  To commemorate the Festival’s Silver Anniversary, many new events are planned plus a limited number of V.I.P Golden Tickets.  The $20 V.I.P ticket allows two-hour early event admission from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 25 tastes.  From 1:30-4:30 p.m., General Admission tickets are $10 for 10 tastes and children 12 and under are $5 for 5 tastes.   Purchase tickets at the door, or in advance online at www.downtownrb.com or at the Rehoboth Beach Main Street office. This mouthwatering event is brought to you by Rehoboth Beach Main Street and Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Library.  Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information or call 302.227.2772.

April 10 (Friday):   5th Annual Get Down in Town (5-8:00 p.m.)

Wine, Dine & Shop Local from 5-8:00 p.m! Enjoy great deals along with fantastic appetizers and desserts from your favorite restaurants inside participating downtown Rehoboth shops. $10 admission benefits local charities. Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information or call 302.227.2772.

June 7-12 (Sun-Fri):  Restaurant Week

For six days, enjoy delicious 3-course prix-fixe meals ($25, $35 or $45) at participating restaurants in downtown Rehoboth Beach – the culinary destination of Delaware!  This is the perfect time to expand your palate and try innovative foods at a reduced prices.  Whether you come for a day or stay for a week, you won’t want to miss this dining opportunity as Rehoboth Beach continues to gain regional and national notoriety for its inventive chefs and menus.  Indulge!  Visit www.downtownrb.com for details or call 302.227.2772.

July (TBA):  Fireworks

A spectacular fireworks display will be launched from the beach and visible up and down the boardwalk and shoreline. Fireworks time is approximately 9:15 p.m. The Annual Main Street Fireworks Display is funded entirely through donations from Rehoboth Beach citizens and area businesses.  Please help make our show the biggest one ever!  Send fireworks donations to: Main Street Fireworks, P.O. Box 50, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Visit www.downtownrb.com for details or call 302.227.2772.

November 6 (Friday):  5th Annual Cocoa Crawl (5-8:00 p.m.)

Wine, Dine & Shop Local from 5:00-8:00 p.m.! Enjoy great deals, delectable drinks, art by Delaware artisans, desserts and fall treats from the best local restaurants – all inside participating stores! $10 admission benefits local charities.  Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information or call 302.227.2772.

November 7 (Saturday):  2nd Annual Poker Crawl

Are you in?  All day Saturday collect one card from each participating downtown restaurant.  The BEST HAND WINS!  The winner will receive hundreds in gift cards to local businesses. Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information or call 302.227.2772.

November 27 (Friday):  Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing-A-Long (6:30-7:00 p.m.)

It’s a Hometown Tradition! Come to the Rehoboth Bandstand in the front of the Boardwalk for a holiday sing-along hosted by Clear Space Theatre at 6:30 p.m. and annual Tree Lighting at 7:00 p.m.  Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information or call 302.227.2772.

November/December:  3rd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

Downtown Rehoboth Merchants, within Rehoboth Proper east of the canal, compete to decorate their windows in the spirit of the holidays.  First place winner receives $500, second place winner receives $200 while third place receives $100.   All winners also receive a one-year membership to RBMS.    Windows must be decorated by Friday, November 27.  Winners will be announced Friday, December 4.  Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information or call 302.227.2772.

For photos or additional information, call RBMS 302.227.2772 or visit www.downtownrb.com.

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