Photo Contest 2020

Bethany has been named a top Instagrammable Location.  What sets Bethany apart from other beach towns?  Show us by entering our photo contest.  What keeps you coming back?  What made you decide to move here?  Photos will be selected for the 2020/2021 annual calendar and widespread Town marketing efforts.  Photos can be of any season, event, or memory as long as they were taken in Bethany Beach.  Showing the Bethany landmarks is a plus.

Official Rules:

  1. The contest is open to anyone, amateur or professional.  
  2. Photos must be taken in Bethany Beach.
  3. Multiple entries are acceptable.
  4. Only digital files will be accepted.  If selected, they must be in high resolution, 300 dpi or greater.  
  5. Email photos in jpeg form to Please send as attachments.  Do not put them in the body of the email.  
  6. Please crop photos to fit a 10 x 7 space before sending. 
  7. Landscape orientation preferred.

All participants will be entered to win the Grand Prize of a 2020 VIP parking pass good for free parking at any space within Town limits during the summer season.  Those whose photos are selected will also receive consideration for placement in the 2020/2021 calendar (along with a free copy of the calendar).  Entries are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2019.  

Click on the Holiday Happenings tab for more details on these upcoming holiday events.

Holiday Happenings


Tree Lighting 2020

Fire and Ice 2020

Experience the Quiet Resorts as you never have before at the 3rd Annual Fire & Ice Festival! The weekend will be full of family-friendly activities, including a live sculpture demonstration, beach bonfires, and—of course—a seasonal stop at your favorite shops, restaurants, and businesses.  

For more details, visit


May 22nd - 25th, 2020

See pirates, mermaids, parrotheads, and more at the 5th Annual Poseidon Festival!   This 4-day festival features island-inspired entertainment designed to celebrate the sea while helping the community prepare for potential coastal emergencies.   Check back often for an updated schedule of events.  

Click on the Poseidon Festival tab for details.

June 6, 2020

Click on the Seaside Craft Show tab for more information or to download an application for this event.

Seaside Craft Show

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

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