Rehoboth Beach ends summer with annual Piping Out

Participants play musical instruments as they make their way down the Boardwalk
September 17, 2023

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Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
United States

Summer 2023 in Rehoboth Beach ended on a high note with the annual Piping Out the Summer celebration on the Boardwalk. Participants used a variety of musical instruments during the whimsical event, which took place Sept. 4. It was hosted by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum, and the Henlopen Hotel.

Founded by former Henlopen Hotel bandleader and trombonist Sammy Ferro in the 1950s, the original Piping Out lasted four decades, until 1999. It was revived in 2019.

Ferro’s orchestra played for dances held at the old Henlopen Hotel. After the last dance of the summer on Labor Day, Ferro would take his band to the boards, followed by his audience, and lead a spontaneous musical parade down the Boardwalk to the vicinity of Rehoboth Avenue.


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