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This page lists events scheduled at certain times during Coast Day. You may also want to visit our Exhibitors and Vendors page for a list of other organizations that will be participating in Coast Day this year.

View the 2018 Coast Day Program & Map shown below to get a sense of what Coast Day offers. The new program will be provided when available

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2019 Coast Day events

11:00 am
Crab Cake Cook-Off

Finalists prepare their own special recipes in hopes of making “Delaware’s Best Crab Cakes.”  Location: Food Festival, Crab Cake Cook-Off Tent

11:30 am
Coast Day Ceremony

Announcements and recognition of Coast Day Fifth-Grade Essay Contest and Photography Contest winners. Location: Cannon Lab, Porch. (In case of inclement weather, ceremony will be held in Cannon Lab, Room 203.)

11:30 am
Seafood Chowder Challenge

Taste different seafood chowders and vote for your favorite. Location: Food Festival, Chowder Challenge Tent 

12:00 pm
Crab Cake Cook-Off Judging

Who will earn the title of "Delaware's Best Crab Cakes?" Location: Food Festival, Crab Cake Cook-Off Tent

12:00 pm
How to Fillet a Fish

Join George Esterling IV of George and Sons Seafood Market in Hockessin to learn the proper way to fillet your fish. Location: Pilot Room, Virden Center.

12:30 pm
Performance: Big Hat, No Cattle

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Location: Bandstand

12:30 pm
Focus on the Coast Lecture

These lectures feature researchers presenting on their work for general audiences. Check back closer to the event for details on the presentation. Location: Cannon Lab 202

1:00 pm
Award Presentation: Crab Cake Cook-Off Winner

Location: Food Festival, Crab Cake Cook-Off Tent 

1:30 pm
Seafood Cooking Demonstration

Check back closer to the event for details on the recipe, instructor and location.

1:30 pm
Focus on the Coast Lecture

These lectures feature researchers presenting on their work for general audiences. Check back closer to the event for details on the presentation. Location: Cannon Lab 202

2:15 pm
National Water Dance

Wilmington dance company Pieces of a Dream, Inc. will perform their contribution to the National Water Dance from last spring. Location: Bandstand

2:30 pm
Focus on the Coast Lecture

These lectures feature researchers presenting on their work for general audiences. Check back closer to the event for details on the presentation. Location: Cannon Lab 202

2:30 pm
Award Presentation: Seafood Chowder Challenge Winner

Find out who won the Seafood Chowder Challenge! Location: Bandstand 

3:00 pm
Seafood Cooking Demonstration

Check back closer to the event for details on the recipe, instructor and location.

3:30 pm
Focus on the Coast Lecture

These lectures feature researchers presenting on their work for general audiences. Check back closer to the event for details on the presentation. Location: Cannon Lab 202