Note - due to beach replenishment, movies will be shown on the bandstand until further notice. Bonfires on the Beach are canceled and we look forward to resuming them before the summer is over. Events are weather-dependent. Cancellations will be posted here.
On Friday, July 27th, the Town of Bethany Beach will celebrate Périers Day, marking the twinning of the towns of Bethany Beach, Delaware and Périers, France.
La Vie En Rose will be the featured band on the Bandstand to commemorate the annual event. Lead by the melodious voice of French singer Violette, this group of world-class musicians bridges French charm and American glam. Listeners will enjoy a repertoire of timeless American standards and French jazz songs. The program will take place on the stage at 7:30 PM.
Several downtown restaurants will also participate in the event by creating French-inspired dishes. Turtle Beach Café will offer Quiche Lorraine; The Blue Crab will feature Le Moules-Frites; and Bethany Blues will prepare a steak and béarnaise entrée. The Bethany Beach Farmers Market will also have vendors featuring French items. Look for the French flags.
Périers, located in Normandy, France, was liberated by the US Army 90th Infantry Division on July 27th, 1944. The liberation came almost two months after the D-Day landing on Utah Beach. The twinning or “sister city” relationship between the two towns was established in 2010.
The commemorative program is free and sponsored by the Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee. There is no rain date.