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Boast the Coast Maritime Festival

lewes-maritime-weekendBegun as a complement to the University of Delaware’s Coast Day event in 1995, the" Boast the Coast Maritime Festival” has become a major event for the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.

Held in early October every year, the festival features a yearly craft show, children’s programs, area tours and a popular lighted boat parade at dusk.

It is always held the day before the annual Coast Day festivities, at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus on Pilottown Road.

Both events center on the Delaware coast and feature maritime-themed events throughout the weekend.