It's Sea Witch Weekend in Rehoboth Beach!

October 27, 2021

With the Fall Festival Season beginning to wind down for 2021, you could say we've saved the best for last at the Delaware beaches. That's right, it's time for this year's edition of the much anticipated Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival in Rehoboth Beach!

These three days in Delaware's most popular coastal resort are definitely a great way to end what is always a spectacular couple of months in the region. And especially after a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's festival is even more highly anticipated than most.

See below for some of the highlights of this year's Sea Witch Festival, but also be sure to visit for the full 52-page program and schedule of events. There's no way we can hit on everything coming up this weekend here in this blog, so please visit the Chamber's website for much more on Sea Witch 2021.

But while the main event is definitely happening in Rehoboth Beach, there are plenty of other things to see and do at the Delaware and Maryland beaches and beyond this final weekend of October.

Take a few minutes to read through the 13 events we're highlighting this week and be sure to plan for a fantastic few days here in the region.

Make it a great weekend everyone!

Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival (October 29-31)

When thinking of this annual festival in the "Nation's Summer Capital," most people think of the costume parade up and down Rehoboth Avenue on Saturday morning. And while that's certainly the highlight of this three-day gathering, there is much, much more to see and witness at Rehoboth Beach’s most well-known annual event. 

Once again, thousands of visitors are expected in the resort this weekend for three days of fun in 2021’s extended season. Listed below are a few of the highlights of this year’s Sea Witch Festival, including the always popular pet parade on Sunday. 

Visit for a complete schedule of the weekend's activities.

  • Costume Parade. Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at 11 a.m., down Rehoboth Avenue. You won't want to miss this!
  • Sea Witch Hunt. Find the Sea Witch and you could win a prize! This is scheduled for Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Information table is located at the Rehoboth Bandstand.
  • Old Fashioned Kids’ Beach Games. Games held on the beach between Olive and Maryland Avenues, beginning at 2 p.m., on Saturday.
  • Pony Rides on the Beach. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a $5 fee and this activity is weather dependent.
  • Tyke Bike Roll on the Boardwalk. Friday from 2:30 to 4 p.m., on Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk. This is for children ages 8 and under.
  • Hayrides Through Downtown Rehoboth. Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 until 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor's Center on Rehoboth Avenue.
  • Sea Witch 5K Classic Run. Begins at Grove Park at 9 a.m., on Sunday. Visit for more information.
  • Costumed Dog Parade. Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. Parade will be down the Boardwalk and include an approximately 1.5 mile walk. This event is co-sponsored by the Delaware Humane Association.

Boos & Brews (October 29)

This Halloween weekend event is scheduled for the Lewes Historical Society complex on Shipcarpenter Street and will take place between 7 and 10 p.m., on Friday, October 29.

Organizers promise lots of food, drinks and entertainment, which will be provided by "caterers and vampires alike." Wear your favorite Halloween costume to win a prize in one of several categories.

This is a 21 and older event and all proceeds from the $75 ticket price will be used to further the work of the Lewes Historical Society in promoting the history of the "First Town in the First State." This year, funds will be directed specifically to the Family Learning Center of the Lewes History Museum.

To learn more about the 2021 Boos & Brews event in Lewes, or to purchase tickets, visit

Wags, Witches and Warlocks (October 30)

The "Quiet Resort" of Bethany Beach isn't being left out of the fun for Halloween 2021 as organizers look forward to this year's Wags, Witches & Warlocks event.

Scheduled for Saturday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this event is highlighted by a special parade that begins at 10 a.m., on Garfield Parkway.

Other activities planned for Wags, Witches and Warlocks include several costume contests, face painting, Halloween crafts, a storefront decorating contest and trick-or-treating beginning at 11 a.m.

Visit for more information on this event.

Click here for the rest of what’s happening this weekend in the coastal region

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