Funland Season Extended Through September; Lots of Fun Outdoor Events on the Calendar for This Weekend
We continue our journey through September this week, as well as “Locals Summer” for many of us who make our year-round homes in the coastal regions of both Delaware and Maryland.
If you’re new to the area, or aren’t sure exactly what “Locals Summer” is, it’s basically a chance for permanent residents of the beach communities to enjoy all that the region has to offer during a time when things are a little less crowded.
For much more on this phenomenon, click the link below to read a blog entry we recently wrote on the topic.
Now, onto what’s happening this weekend here in the coastal region. Bigger events are still cancelled for 2020 due to the current health guidelines and restrictions, but there’s still plenty to do.
We begin in Rehoboth Beach and some great news from the folks at Funland…
Funland Extended Days/Hours (Rest of September). In normal years, Funland on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach would now be closed for the season. But 2020, as we all know, is anything but a normal year.
Due to the limited season and to give more residents and visitors a chance to visit the amusement park, the owners of Funland have decided to remain open for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September.
The park will still operate with a limit of 200 guests per session, with fun passes available for $20 through funlandrehoboth.com.
Arcade games will remain accessible from the Boardwalk without the need for a pre-purchased fun pass.
Here is the schedule for the next couple of weekends, per Funland management:
- Fridays – Arcade games open 3:30 to 9:30 p.m.; ride groups from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
- Saturdays – Arcade games from 1 to 9 p.m.; ride groups from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
- Sundays – Arcade games from noon to 7 p.m.; ride groups from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon (September 13-20). This 24th annual event was unfortunately canceled, but participants still have the option to complete the triathlon virtually. Officials will be accepting entries until Sunday, September 20.
The starting point is on Tower Road in Delaware Seashore State Park, with proceeds being returned to worthy causes in the local community.
The Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon consists of a half-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-and-a-half mile run.
Learn more about this event at www.deweybeachtriathlon.com.
The main event is a performance by the band “Skribe” from Annapolis and will also feature food and drinks from Grain on the Rocks, which can be ordered via smart phone and delivered to your spot on The Green.
Tickets are sold in 12×12 squares that can accommodate up to eight members of one family. Masks are required to enter the area, but can be removed once you’ve arrived in your square.
Chairs and blankets and welcome, but tents and coverings are prohibited as they could block the view of other attendees.
Visit www.meetatgrain.com for more information on this weekend’s concert.