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Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

9:00AM - 4:00PM
110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
Lewes Historical Society's 2021 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival will feature over 50 sea glass and coastal artists and focus on the historic origins of sea glass.

About Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

The Lewes Historical Society's 2021 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 5th, and Sunday, June 6 - at the Lewes Historical Society's Campus. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Admission is $5 per person each day, children under 12 are free. 

2021 is the 12th year for this event, and is expected to be better than ever! The Historical Society will be focusing again on the historic origins of sea glass and will be emphasizing the authenticity of shards at the show. "Chat with an Expert" special guests will join the festival: on Saturday, Pure Sea Glass author, Richard LaMotte will be available to talk with festival-goers and help to identify the origins of your special sea glass shards. On Sunday, Mary McCarthy, author and Vice President of the North American Sea Glass Association, will be our festival "expert", and will be on-hand all day for you to meet with her!

The festival will also feature over forty-five sea glass and coastal artists in various mediums such as sea glass, wood, photography, painting, ceramics, metal, and sculpture. Vendors come from up and down the East Coast.

Plans for 2021:

  • Chat with an Expert 
  • Sea Glass Exhibitions 
  • Children's Corner: Just Getting Started 
  • Collections 
  • Food Vendors
  • Music

Enjoy festive music and delicious food all weekend. Learn the history of sea glass and bring your glass shards and bottles, as specialists will be available to identify your treasurers on-site.

With greater environmental awareness, there has been a decline in naturally occurring sea glass, creating a great market for expensive and rare pieces. We hope to showcase these unique finds at the festival and offer opportunities for attendees to learn more about the history of sea glass. 

For your safety, the number of attending vendors has been reduced to provide ample space between each tent. Mask wearing is mandatory and hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the campus. One entry point and one exit will be provided as well as a suggested one-way path. 

The Lewes Historical Society invites the public to celebrate sea glass and coastal art with us! For more details about the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival or more information on The Lewes Historical Society, contact 302-645-7670.

To purchase tickets, in advance of the festival click here. (You MUST bring your receipt with you to the event in order to get in.)


(Please note that the price will be the same as buying the tickets at the gate. It will just save you from having to wait in line and you may get on the festival grounds sooner. Also, timed tickets are not necessary this year!)

Application deadline - 3/31/21.

For questions, please email Dana.