JUNE 6: Taste of Coastal Delaware -- Sample creations from area chefs and restaurants from 1 to 4. Sea Colony Marketplace (Route 1), Bethany Beach. 302-539-2100.

JUNE 19: Lewes Garden Tour -- Visit 10 private gardens in Lewes from 10 to 5. Zwaanendael Park, 120 Kings Hwy. 877-465-3937.

JUNE 26: Antiques show at the Lewes Historical Society. 302-645-8073.

JULY 4: Independence Day boat parade on the canal in Lewes at 1:30. 877-465-3937.

JULY 4: Independence Day celebration in Rehoboth Beach, with fireworks at 9:15 at Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk. 302-227-2772.

JULY 4: Independence Day fireworks in Bethany Beach at dusk at Wellington Parkway beach. 302-539-8011.

JULY 5: Bethany Beach's Independence Day Parade, with floats and marching bands, at noon. 302-539-8011.

JULY 10: Crafts show at the Lewes Historical Society. 302-645-8073.

JULY 13-14: Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour -- Tour the unique homes of Rehoboth and the surrounding area. 302-227-8408.

AUG. 14-15, 21-22: Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Fine Art and Craft Show. Fine art and crafts for sale at the Rehoboth Art League, 12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth, from 10 to 5 each day. 302-227-8408.


MAY 29-30: Spring Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 to 5 both days. Ocean City Convention Center, 40th Street and Coastal Highway. 800-626-2326.

JUNE 19-20: Art's Alive -- Fine arts show in Ocean City's Northside Park, 127th Street and Ocean Highway. June 19 from 10 to 6, June 20 from 10 to 5. 410-250-0125.

JULY 4: Family festival -- with activities, entertainment and food -- from 5 to 9, then fireworks in Ocean City at 9 on the beach at North Division Street and in Northside Park, 127th Street and Ocean Highway. 800-626-2326.

JULY 8-11: Ocean City Tuna Tournament -- Music, games, art displays and weigh-ins. More than $300,000 in prizes and awards in 2003. Ocean City Fishing Center, 13001 Kelly Bridge Rd. 410-213-1121.

JULY 30-31, AUG. 1: Greek Festival -- Authentic Greek food by master chefs, a Greek orchestra and dancers in costume. Ocean City Convention Center, 40th Street and the Bay. July 30-31 from noon to 11, Aug. 1 from noon to 9. 410-524-0990.

AUG. 2-6: White Marlin Open -- Offshore fishing tournament for white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin and shark. More than $2.2 million in prizes and awards in 2003. Fish weigh-ins weekdays from 5 to 9 are a great spectator event at Harbor Island Marina, 14th Street and the Bay, Ocean City. 410-289-9229.


JUNE 17-20: Boardwalk Art Show, with 300 artisans, in Virginia Beach. 757-425-0000.

JUNE 24-27: Viva Elvis Festival -- Performances by celebrity impersonators, karaoke and look-alike contests, recliner race, art activities, a parade and the Sky Diving Kings. Beachstreet Starfish Pavilion, 17th Street and Atlantic Avenue, and Beachstreet Seaside Palladium, 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach. 757-491-7866.

JULY 1-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 26-31: 79th annual Volunteer Fireman's Carnival -- This festival leads up to the Pony Swim & Auction in Chincoteague. 757-336-6161.

JULY 3: Fireworks at 10 at the carnival grounds on South Main Street in Chincoteague. 757-336-6161.

JULY 4: Fireworks at 9:30 on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. 757-491-7866.

JULY 25: "The Frontier Riders" Wild West Show, with rope demonstrations, knife-throwing and a tribute to "Hollywood cowboys." Chincoteague Community Center, Community Drive, Chincoteague Island. 757-336-0614.

JULY 28-29: 79th annual Pony Swim & Auction, sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. The pony swim takes place in the channel between Chincoteague and Assateague islands, the auction at the carnival grounds. 757-336-6161.

AUG. 25-29: East Coast Surfing Championships, held in the ocean between First and Fifth streets in Virginia Beach. 800-822-3224.

AUG. 28-29: Soul Music Beachfest -- Concerts, activities, food and vendors. Beachstreet Seaside Palladium, 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach. 757-491-7866.

The White Marlin Open fishing tournament starts Aug. 2 in Ocean City.Ocean City lights up the boardwalk during Independence Day.