Bethany boardwalk to fill with crafters on Saturday

The ocean water temperature may still be in the very low 60s, but things are heating up on the Bethany Beach boardwalk this weekend, as the Town hosts its annual Seaside Craft Show on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee, the juried show features more than 100 crafters this year, including some who are new to the show, according to Bethany Beach Entertainment Director Julie Malewski. “They come from all over. It’s a nationwide thing,” Malewski said of the show’s vendors.

Among the treasures awaiting shoppers on the boardwalk and on Garfield Parkway and Parkwood Street are jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass work, paintings, photography, wood work, metal work, quilts, clothing, leather work, candles and more.

The musical duo Notes on the Beach will perform from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the bandstand. Jeff Cooper and Glenn Pearson, friends and professional musicians for more than 40 years, met in high school, formed a band and later attended Peabody Conservatory. Cooper focused on musical theater, while Pearson concentrated on piano performance.

Cooper has played bass at the Kennedy Center, National and Ford’s theaters, Wolf Trap and on Broadway — most recently for “Evita” with Ricky Martin. Pearson has performed at the White House, the vice president’s residence, the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian, as well as countless embassies, galleries and private homes.

Weather forecasts for Saturday were for temperatures in the mid-70s and rain-free, so organizers are hoping the show will go on, but in the event that cancelation is necessary, it will be announced on the town website at There will be no rain date if the show is canceled. (Vendors can also check the web site for their booth location, listed by category, Malewski said.)