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  • 3 events to check out beyond Dover this weekend

  • Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
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  • Soar to Sea Witch and Fiddler's Festival
    WHAT 24th annual Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival
    WHEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday; event kicks off around 8 a.m. on each day
    WHERE Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach
    COST Most events are free
    INFO Visit beach-fun.com or call (302) 227-2233
    Barring bad weather, more than 100,000 people are expected to attend the 24th annual three day Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival this weekend in downtown Rehoboth Beach presented by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, presented by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce.
    Featuring more than 100 events/activities, you could easily fall into the trap of feeling overwhelmed by the number of options available to you, especially since most of the festivities are free. But that’s a good problem to have.
    One of the staples from the event you’ll want to check out is the Costume Parade, which kicks off at 11 a.m., Saturday. You’ll never know what kind of elaborate characters and vehicles you’ll see in the annual parade. But best believe it’s going to be impressive.
    “I’ve had a group of 20 that were dressed as the Bay Bridge, one year,” Carol Everhart said. “They literally came down [Rehoboth] Avenue and each person was covering a section of the Bay Bridge.”
    Registration for costumed walkers begins at 10:30 a.m. at Convention Hall. The parade starts at 11 a.m. participants will continue down Rehoboth Avenue toward the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. The parade will finish at Village by the Sea. Costumed award winners and motorized vehicles will be announced afterwards at the Bandstand.
    Do it 'Big' in Baltimore
    WHAT Big Gigantic in concert
    WHEN 9 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, Baltimore, Md.
    COST $23 advance; $25 door
    INFO Visit ramsheadlive.com or call (410) 244-1131
    Big Gigantic, one of the most entertaining acts from the 2013 Firefly Music Festival, will tear the roof off Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday night.
    Comprised of Dominic Lalli (production/sax) and Jeremy Salken (drums), Big Gigantic is an eclectic, instrumental duo that meshes electronica, hip-hop and jazzy tunes, coupled with an impressive light show.
    In addition to performing their originals, the pair is known for reinventing other artist's songs with their incredible remixes. At Firefly, Big Gigantic performed its dub-step remix of Jay-Z's "Can I Get A…," a synthy version of Aloe Blacc's "I Need A Dollar," and a jazzy remix of Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us."
    Page 2 of 2 - Although Baltimore is a little bit of a hike from Dover, you certainly won't regret seeing Big Gigantic on Saturday.
    Comedic legends come to The Grand
    WHAT Cheech and Chong comedy tour
    WHEN 8 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington
    COST $25
    INFO Visit thegrandwilmington.org or call (800)-374-7263.
    The Grand Opera House in Wilmington will host the comic masters Cheech and Chong on Saturday.
    Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong's comedy albums such as "Big Bambu" and movies like "Up In Smoke" served as the half-baked backdrop for much of the '70s and '80s.
    Cheech and Chong's routines and catchphrases that celebrated the hippie-stoner culture of the '70s and '80s were memorized and repeated at college parties and around the office.
    The duo's 1974 album "Los Cochinos" won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. After a long period of estrangement, Cheech and Chong recently joined forces again and are back on tour with their nutty brand of comedy.
    WHAT 24th annual Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival
    WHEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday; event kicks off around 8 a.m. on each day
    WHERE Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach
    COST Most events are free
    INFO Visit beach-fun.com or call (302) 227-2233
    Barring bad weather, more than 100,000 people are expected to attend the 24th annual three day Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival this weekend in downtown Rehoboth Beach.
    Featuring more than 100 events/activities, you could easily fall into the trap of feeling overwhelmed by the number of options available to you, especially since most of the festivities are free. But that’s a good problem to have.
    One of the staples from event you’ll want to check out is the Costume Parade, which will kick off at 11 a.m., Saturday. You’ll never know what kind of elaborate characters and vehicles you’ll see in the annual parade. But best believe it’s going to be impressive.
    “I’ve had a group of 20 that were dressed as the Bay Bridge, one year,” Everhart said. “They literally came down [Rehoboth] Avenue and each person was covering a section of the Bay Bridge.”
    Registration for costumed walkers begins at 10:30 a.m. at Convention Hall. The parade starts at 11 a.m. participants will continue down Rehoboth Avenue toward the Bandstand. The parade will finish at Village by the Sea. Costumed award winners and motorized vehicles will be announced afterwards at the Bandstand.
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