Cape Region festival season peaks with Sea Witch

October 29, 2021

In the middle 1800s, Sea Witch was the fastest, most audacious sailing vessel of its time. It’s only fitting that Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce's annual Sea Witch Festival has become the Delmarva Peninsula’s largest and most audacious weekend festival. The schedule of events for this three-day festival, starting Friday, Oct. 29, is enough to leave readers breathless.

Hundreds of volunteers and thousands of participants will take part in costumed people and dog parades, live music concerts at the Bandstand from afternoon into the night, kids games on the beach, two running races, and tons more - 10 pages worth in the festival program.

Hosting thousands over three days is no small effort. All of the preparation will be most successful if all of those who come from far and wide to witness and participate in the creativity and fun bring not only their Halloween spirit, but most of all their kindness, patience and appreciation toward all.

Sea Witch showcases Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach’s status as a major resort destination with all its hotels, restaurants and indoor and outdoor venues. Hospitality is the name of the game.

Two weeks ago, the area hosted the highly successful Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival and the True Blue Jazz Festival. These two festivals, featuring the nation’s best jazz musicians, have developed a positive synergy that also shines a bright light on Delaware’s resort area. While they are the season’s largest festivals, they are just two of several that add so much vitality to the resort economy. It’s amazing what people can accomplish when they work together.

Important reminders: Rehoboth Avenue will be closed to traffic starting at 2 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, until fencing along the avenue has been removed that night. The state’s DART bus system is offering free rides into and out of Rehoboth Beach from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Oct. 30, from its Lewes and Rehoboth Beach Park and Ride centers along Route 1. 

Finally, don’t forget kindness and patience so everyone can enjoy Sea Witch to the fullest.

  • Editorials are considered and written by Cape Gazette Editorial Board members, including Publisher Chris Rausch, Editor Jen Ellingsworth, News Editor Nick Roth and reporters Ron MacArthur and Chris Flood. 

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