October Things To Do| Ocean City, MD Area and DE Beaches
October 2: Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra returns to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center for a one-night performance featuring Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor,” Ludwig Van Beethoven and pianist Michael McHale. The show begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase through the Ocean City Performing Arts Center website.
October 6-9: Endless Summer Cruisin’
The 25th annual Endless Summer Cruisin’ event will take place October 6-9 with over 3,000 customs, classics, hot rods and street machines gathering in Ocean City. Festivities will be held at both the Ocean City Inlet and the Ocean City convention center. Join for Boardwalk parades, awards ceremonies and more. Spectator tickets are $10 Thursday and Sunday and $15 Friday and Saturday. Four-day passes are available for $35. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 14-16: Autumn Home & Condo Show
This year’s Home & Condo Show will combine with the Arts & Crafts Fair and OC Pet Expo for a weekend of big events. The three shows will feature home vendors, artists and crafters, pet vendors and more. Show hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6 per person and free for kids ages 13 and under and those with a military, police or fire ID.
October 15: Harbor Day at the Docks
Located along Sunset Avenue, at the West Ocean City Commercial Harbor, the annual festival celebrates the area’s maritime heritage as well as the fishing and sport fishing industries. Activities include cooking demonstrations, crab-picking contests, fish-cleaning demonstrations, fisherman displays, educational exhibits and kids activities, among other things. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
October 19: Chicago the Musical
The Broadway hit comes to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center October 19 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $65 to $85 and are available for purchase through the Performing Arts Center website.
October 20-23: Sunfest
The annual Sunfest festival celebrates its 47th year in Ocean City with arts, crafts, food and drinks available for purchase. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
October 20-23: O.C.toberfest
The Town of Ocean City celebrates the month of October with O.C.toberfest. Festivities include a Halloween beach maze Thursday through Sunday, trunk-or-treat and pumpkin race on Saturday and a Howl-O-Ween pet parade on Sunday.
October 26: 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.
October 29: Shore Craft Beer Fest
In partnership with the Town of Ocean City, the Ocean City Development Corporation and Shore Craft Beer, Shore Craft Beer Fest returns to the resort as its longest-running local craft beer festival. Sample unlimited local craft beer, enjoy live music, participate in games and purchase food throughout the day. Proceeds benefit the Ocean City Development Corporation. General admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase through the Shore Craft Beer Fest website.
October 1: Touch-A-Truck Day
Stop by the town of Berlin and check out trucks used by electric, water resources, public works and police departments. Festivities also include K-9 demonstrations. The event starts at 10 a.m.
October 8: Berlin Fall Cruisers
Classic cars and cruisers will line Berlin’s Main Street for the Berlin Fall Cruisers event, presented by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce. The event begins at 10 a.m.
October 8: Berlin Homecoming Harvest
Homecoming Harvest, a family friendly event held on the Taylor House Museum lawn, will feature music, kids activities, crafts, art and food vendors. The annual festival begins at 2 p.m.
October 15: Oktoberfest
Berlin Oktoberfest will feature two stages of live music, an annual fall sidewalk sale, kids crafts, food, beer and more. Free shuttles will be available from Berlin Intermediate School The event begins at 11 a.m.
October 8: Community Bonfire
The 2nd annual Community Bonfire returns to the beaches at South 1st Street in South Bethany. More information will be posted on the town’s website.
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: The Dinker-Irvin Museum
The museum, located at 318 Garfield Parkway, will be open on select days throughout the month of October, from 10 a.m. to noon. The restored cottage gives an immersive experience of the 1900s home and a glimpse of life during the town’s early days. One of the few remaining original cottages in Bethany Beach, it once served as a U.S. Post Office from 1922 to 1925.
Every Friday: Bonfires on the Beach
Bonfires on the Beach will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Friday throughout the month of October. Held on the beaches off Campbell Place, the bonfire will feature marshmallows, roasting sticks and glow bracelets, while supplies last.
All Month: Scarecrow Trail & Show
Throughout the month of October, numbered scarecrows will be located at various businesses throughout the resort area. Visit the chamber of commerce’s visitor center for a locator list and vote for the winner.
October 5-9: Greyhounds Reach the Beach
An event for greyhounds and sight hound owners, Greyhounds Reach the Beach is held every Columbus Day weekend in the communities of Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach. The annual event raises awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes for retired racing greyhounds and raises funds to support greyhound adoptions.
October 7-9: Fall Sidewalk Sale
The Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its fall sidewalk sale, which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Shop deals and special finds in Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach and along Route 1. The event will be held rain or shine.
October 8: Dewey Goes Pink Walk and 5K Race
The Dewey Goes Pink Walk and 5K Race is an annual event to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The walk/run will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
October 29: Cops and Goblins Festival
Held at John West Park, the 5th annual Cops and Goblins Festival will feature a petting zoo, candy, food and costume contests, among other things. The festival will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Every Tuesday: Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market
Held at Grove Park each Tuesday through October 25, 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.
October 2: Walk to Cure Arthritis
Walk to Cure Arthritis will be held in Rehoboth Beach from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, or to register to walk, visit the Arthritis Foundation’s website.
October 8: Boardwalk Buddy Walk
The Boardwalk Buddy Walk returns to the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk to raise funds to support those with Down syndrome. To register or donate, visit the Boardwalk Buddy Walk website.
October 9 : Greyhound Walk on the Boardwalk
Greyhounds Walk on the Boardwalk is a culminating event of the Greyhounds Reach the Beach weekend. The walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
October 28-30: Sea Witch Festival
The three-day festival features parades, contests, trick-or-treating, games, hayrides, magic shows and more.
October 30: Sea Witch Fall 5K Classic
The Sea Witch Fall 5K starts and finishes at Grove Park in Rehoboth. The race will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Every Saturday: Historic Lewes Farmers Market
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market returns for the season. Held each Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, the market features jams and jellies, fresh fruits and vegetables and more.
October 1: Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival (SoDEL Fest)
Held from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Covered Bridge at Hopkins Heartland, SoDEL Fest will feature culinary creations, refreshing beverages and auction items. Tickets include all you can eat from 25-plus restaurants, 75-plus wines, beers and cocktails, four bands and more.
October 1: 7th Annual Lewes Public Library Community Carnival
The Lewes Public Library Community Carnival invites kids of all ages to join in games, activities, live entertainment and food. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
October 1: 2022 Boat the Coast Maritime Festival
Taking place in 1812 Park, Boat the Coast will feature short excursions, live performances, seafood tastings and more. More information will be shared on the Lewes Chamber of Commerce website. The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
October 1: Wine, Beer & Cheese Tasting
The Wine, Beer & Cheese Tasting will be held at Cape Henlopen State Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the park office, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce or R&L Liquors.
October 1-2: Lewes Historical Society Fall Craft Fair
Featuring craftspeople from across the country, the Lewes Historical Society Fall Craft Fair will return to the Lewes Historical Society campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
October 1-2: 5th Annual Delaware Resorts Fall Home Expo
The Fall Home Expo will be held at Cape Henlopen High School on October 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and October 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
October 2: Tour de Friends
Tour de Friends is a family friendly bicycle scavenger hunt, followed by an after party and a presentation on bike safety and maintenance. Held at Cape Henlopen State Park, the event will also feature prizes, a bike rodeo and more. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
October 2: 2022 Coast Day
After a two-year hiatus, Coast Day will return to the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus. Activities and exhibits will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about coastal marine and environmental science. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
October 8: Soprano Danielle Talamantes
Soprano Danielle Talamantes will perform at Groome Church to raise funds for Lewes in Bloom, a nonprofit dedicated to making Lewes beautiful year-round. The performance begins at 7 p.m.
October 9: Rock the Boat Lightship Overfalls Gala
Enjoy a night of great food, complimentary drinks, live auctions and dancing at the Rock the Boat Lightship Overfalls Gala, held at the Clubhouse Ballroom at Baywood Greens. Tickets are available through the event’s Eventbrite page. The gala will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
October 15: Ashley Furio 5K Run
The Ashley Furio 5K Run will take place at the Crooked Hammock Brewery from 9 a.m. to noon. The race will benefit the Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center at Children’s Beach House.
October 15: 6th Annual Barn Dance
Held at Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the 6th annual Barn Dance will feature live music, mechanical bull rides, live auctions and food by While Roast BBQ. Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner, dessert, beer and wine.
October 28: Children’s Fantasy Trail
Children are invited to don their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat for candy and toys with their favorite storybook characters along the jack-o-lantern-lined trail. Festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. at Cape Henlopen State Park. Tickets are $6 per person.
October 28: Boos and Brews
The Lewes Historical Society will host its Boos and Brews Halloween Celebration from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate Halloween with the historical society at its historic campus and “conjure up spirits from the past.”