Poseidon Festival


Poseidon Festival 2023



Friday, May 26

7:30 pm

Whether you're a Jimmy Buffett fan or just a beach lover, a show with PARROTBEACH will have you singing, laughing, and dancing in the aisles. Come to the show dressed in your best Buffett outfit for added fun!


Pirates on the Plaza

Saturday, May 27

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Captain Jack and his crew will descend upon the Bandstand Plaza and lure you into the Age of Piracy when the seas were full of adventure and rules were more like guidelines. See live sword demonstrations and learn about the ways of pirate life in exciting swashbuckling shows throughout the day.  

Costume Contest

Costume Parade and Contest

Saturday, May 27

1:45 - 2:30

Come dressed as a pirate or mermaid for your chance to win prizes in our costume contest.  Lineup begins on the boardwalk in front of the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and parades down to the Bandstand stage.    

3 Hour Tour Photo

3 Hour Tour

Saturday, May 27

5:00 pm

Dan Steely, Tina Colada, Boz Loggins, Boblo Cruise and Isaac Your Bartender will be setting sail to play all your favorite smooth yacht rock classics! This band is comprised of talented members from Three Sheets, BFF, Kategory 5, Echoes, What The Funk, Montana Wildaxe, Lima Bean Riot, and Philly Brass & Electric. All hands on deck for this party! 


Aloha Summer Luau Show

Saturday, May 27 

7:30 pm

Say Aloha to summer with an enchanting journey through the Polynesian islands complete with pulsating drums, exotic dancers and a fire knife performance.  See a revue of dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand.  You’ll even learn how to dance the hula.  


Live Mermaid Tank

Sunday, May 28

1:00 – 5:00 pm 

See a live mermaid perform various underwater tricks such as bubble rings, heart kisses, and bubble columns.

Glam Shell

Glam Shell Photos and Story Times

Sunday, May 28

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Gather around the glam shell for photos and story times: Mermaid Tasha's Mission and Glitter is Not the Winner.  


Marine Science Camp

Sunday, May 28

1:00 – 4:00 pm                   

Gain an appreciation for our marine life and environment in a fun open-classroom setting by the sea.  This award-winning program will explore sharks, sunfish, and sea turtles through interactive hands-on activities. Also, find out what’s inside the Mystery Box.


Discover Bethany Beach

Sunday, May 28

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Meet Mermaid Tasha right on the shores of Bethany Beach and discover more about the resort’s marine life including the namesake fish of Tasha’s tail, the marlin!


Emergency Meet & Greet

Sunday May 28

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Meet and greet our Town lifeguards, police, and fire personnel to learn how to prepare for a potential coastal emergency.  See the Sussex County Command Post and water rescue vehicles up close.


U.S. Navy Cruisers

Sunday, May 28

7:30 pm

The group takes its name from the Navy’s versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ship – the Cruiser – and the band lives up to its namesake by having the capabilities of playing genres of music ranging from jazz & standards, rhythm & blues, classic rock, adult contemporary, pop, and original material.

Memorial Day 2023

Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 29

11:00 am

Join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 as they honor the true meaning of Memorial Day.

Download your copy of the official program here.

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