Sea Witch® is coming

SEA WITCH® Festival boat

It’s one of  the most highly anticipated festivals of Fall in Rehoboth Beach. You guessed it – Sea Witch® is coming! Mark your calendar and plan on being here October 25th through October 27th, 2019.

The festival is organized every year by the Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. At the 30th Annual Sea Witch® Festival, the whole family can enjoy many fun activities. From the Costume Parade, Dog Parade, Sea Witch® Hunt, kid’s games on the beach, to trick or treating, hayrides, vendor area and free live entertainment on the bandstand all weekend long! Visit HERE for the 2019 Sea Witch® program and the full schedule of activities.

Sea Witch Parade

Because of the popularity of the festival, the Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce suggests public transportation.

DART bus

If You are Traveling From The North, Consider Using DART
• Parking will be free at the following DART Park & Ride locations:
– Rehoboth Beach Park & Ride: Coastal Highway & Shuttle Road
– Lewes Park & Ride: 17616 Coastal Highway
• Transportation available on Saturday, October 26th from 7AM to 11PM.
• Riders pay $2.00 for a one-way ride; $4.20 for a full day pass. Download DART Pass
to easily purchase your fare using your phone for quick boarding.
• DART’s pick-up and drop-off location for festival goers will be at Lake Avenue by the Henlopen
Hotel at the Boardwalk.
• DART’s buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts. Service animals only.

Jolly Trolley

If You are Traveling From The South, Consider Using The Jolly Trolley
• Parking will be free at Tower Road (Oceanside), Delaware Seashore State Park. Pick-up and
drop-off located at restroom pavilion.
• Roundtrip, continuous shuttles on Saturday, October 26th from 8AM to 8PM.
• Stops located at Original Jolly Trolley Stops in Mid-Dewey Beach and anywhere along event
route.
• Adults $3.00 one-way or $5.00 roundtrip; Kids 5 years and under $1.00 each way.
• Jolly Trolley’s pick-up and drop-off location for festival goers will be at Lake Avenue by the
Henlopen Hotel at the Boardwalk.
• Track vehicles live at JollyTrolley.com.
• Non-Handicap Accessible. Service animals only.

A Plethora of Activities.

From unique vendors (around the Bandstand Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm and at the Convention Center Friday 1-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm) fun games, parade, best custom contest, to hayrides and pony rides, there is truly something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Check out pages 23 through 29 in the program to see the entire list of activities all weekend long HERE.

Sea Witch artisan and vendor map

And if you like live entertainment, here’s who will be playing on the Bandstand.

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Junior Wilson and Chatty
Friday, October 25th • 2 Shows! 12:30-2:30PM and 3:30-5:30PM
Enjoy the musical sounds of Junior and Chatty! Junior’s talents include: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, steel guitar, keyboards and musical backing track programming. Chatty’s talents include: congas, bongos, various world percussion instruments, announcements and backing vocals. Check this duo out HERE.

Blue Cat Blues Band
Friday, October 25th • 7-9PM
The Blue Cat Blues Band was born in New Castle County Delaware in October, 1999. “These Cats are on dog food” was the tag line used to describe their brand of Blues & Rock-nRoll. The Blue Cats play a mix of upbeat blends of original and cover songs that aim to help the audience feel good. This band packs a musical party playing “three cords & the truth”. Henry Raimato on keys, Chris Sherlock on drums, Todd Whitaker on bass and Paul Ruggiero on guitar. This band loves what they do and brings the audience along with them. The Blue Cats put on a rockin’ show, “How bout’ that”. Check the band out HERE on Facebook!

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

The British Invasion Experience
Saturday, October 26th • 1:30-3:30PM
“DYNAMIC, EXPLOSIVE: From the Fab Four to Pink Floyd, The British Invasion Comes Alive!” The British Invasion Experience pays tribute to not just one act but an entire genre that changed the face of music, from The Beatles to The Who, from The Hollies to Led Zeppelin The British Invasion Experience gives audiences a memorable, electrifying, and exciting night, by taking a trip down memory lane with a musical journey experience; leaving our audiences wanting more. Inspired by these music icons, the members of The British Invasion Experience are dedicated to engaging their audiences as they flashback to the English groups of the 60’s. For info, visit HERE for more on the band.

Nothin’ But Trouble
Saturday, October 26th • 3:45-5:15PM
This four piece regional touring band plays a blend of original and classic Americana music with two of the hottest guitar players this side of the Mississippi River. With four singers & songwriters…you will never get bored listening to this group perform. The energy they put out is contagious, the song writing funny and very catchy. With four part harmonies, this group will leave you wanting more trouble. Visit HERE for more band info.

The Jimmies, 80’s Flashback Band
Saturday, October 26th • 5:30-7:30PM
The Jimmies recreate all styles of music from the 80’s. Pop, Rock, New Wave, and Punk hits of the M-TV Era, including Devo, INXS, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Idol, Modern English, Flock of Seagulls, Tom Petty, John Cougar, ZZ-Top and many more. Let the sing along begin when the band hits the stage. Since 2016, The Jimmies have been performing at events throughout the East Coast and at private parties in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Members of the band have opened for bands like The Outfield, Modern English, Rick Derringer, Molly Hatchet, Hootie and the Blowfish, SR71, Cheap Trick, and Chevelle. The band is available for public and private events. Visit HERE for more information.

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Paul Zavinsky
Sunday, October 27th • 10:30-11:45AM
Paul Zavinsky is a seasoned entertainer. As a guitarist/singer he has performed solo, in duets and bands. His performances have been as varied as his musical selections, including concerts, festivals, bars, restaurants, weddings, parties and fundraising events. He has always enjoyed all kinds of music and it shows by the genres he plays: soft rock, country, blues, folk and some light jazz. His repertoire includes some originals as well. Paul has been fortunate over the years with his music, especially while living outside of Washington DC, where he and his partner at the time opened for national acts like Asleep at the Wheel, Pure Prairie League, John Prine, Steve Goodman and Tammy Wynette, to name a few.

Trailer Grass Orchestra
Sunday, October 27th • 12-2PM
The Trailer Grass Orchestra is a high energy, interactive, great time, bluegrass band. TGO is able to take some of the greatest hits from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, and today, and transform them into hand clapping/boot stomping bluegrass classics. TGO performs for any event you can imagine. Corporate events, weddings, bars/night clubs, casinos, cruise ships, and private parties. No matter what the setting, TGO is guaranteed to have the audience on the edge of their seats, stomping their feet, singing, and dancing along with some of their favorite songs. For more info, visit HERE.

Glass Onion Band
Sunday, October 27th • 3-5PM
Glass Onion is Delaware’s Premier Party Rock N’ Roll Band. Established in 2000, they perform covers of Rock and Roll and R&B dance music at venues throughout Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Their mix of popular tunes range from 1950 to 2015. From Jerry Lee Lewis and The Temptations to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bruno Mars. Everyone is sure to find themselves singing along and dancing the night away! For more information, visit HERE.

Sea Witch Program

Here are some quick links for further details:
2019 Program can be viewed HERE
2019 Festival related bus transportation, click HERE
2019 Festival Bandstand Entertaiment Line-Up, click HERE

*photos and info credit: Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Rehoboth Bandstand. Info subject to change, see the Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce website HERE for most up to date information.

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