Coast Day Events

Crab Cake Cook-Off

Coast Day Ceremony

Seafood Chowder Challenge

Crab Cake Cook-Off Judging

How to Fillet a Fish

Focus on the Coast Lecture

Chemical Magic Show

Award Presentation: Crab Cake Cook-Off Winner

Seafood Cooking Demonstration: Shrimp, Mango and Black Bean Salad

Focus on the Coast Lecture

Make Plans for Coast Day 2019 on Oct. 6!

Coast Day showcases how University of Delaware scientists, staff, and students are improving our understanding of ocean environments. It shares the work of Delaware Sea Grant to connect communities to the latest science to solve local problems. And it features scores of exhibitors from across the state displaying their own environmental work.

Family-friendly activities include an event-wide treasure hunt for answers to questions about the environment and Coast Day exhibits. Children can meet sea-dwelling animals such as horseshoe crabs and dogfish sharks at the critter touch tanks. Everyone can enjoy live music, vendor displays, and seafood favorites showcased by local chefs at the Crab Cake Cook-Off and the Seafood Chowder Challenge.

Our theme for 2019 is "A Ripple Through Time" and emphasizes the ways scientists study changes in our environment over time and the ways Sea Grant extension agents and others work to improve our future.

Coast Day is sponsored by the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program.

Service animal Please leave your pets at home. Coast Day has adopted a no-pet policy.
Only service animals are permitted at the event.