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Friday Evening 

6 pm: Gold Rush to Rehoboth!
Join the Goldrush to Rehoboth! We’ll be back in the Bandshell for the Fall. Please be aware that NO dogs are permitted on the boardwalk between May 1 to September 30. But we have the whole town streets to spread the joy.

Fall only: 6:30 pm: Costume Contest
Dress those pups up to strut their stuff. Family themes welcome too. Prizes will be awarded for
* Best Individual + Runner-up
* Best Group + Runner up!

7 pm: Gold Rush Parade
We’ll stroll along Rehoboth Beach’s main thoroughfare with our favorite pups. We’ll amaze those we meet with this most lovable breed! Follow the Golden Jubilee Banner!

Shop through town all weekend! including specials at Salty Paws. 10% off everything in the shop. Stop by and get a “Golden Egg” with chances for more discounts or free items inside.


Beach and  Van Dyke Street 

9:30 – 10:30 am Check in at Registration Table: Beach & Van Dyke.  Pick  up your ‘wag bag’ and be counted. One of these years we’ll beat Scotland’s 361 goldens gathering! But we need you to check in!
Basket Raffle tix on sale too. Purchase basket raffle tickets to “Bid” on the many baskets. Basket winners will be announced on the beach.
11 am: PRIZES – Gather around the PA System & tables for announcements, recognition of special attendees by DGJ Committee as well as photos, prizes and more!  Look for the DGJ Banner.

Photos will be taken after announcements.  For special group shots,  try to have signage to help gather your group together before we lose everyone on the beach.

After photos –  LET THE FUN BEGIN! To the beach! !!

6:30 pm: BONFIRE on the beach near Van Dyke. A great way to relax and enjoy – the evening highlight of each Jubilee!

NEW * * * 50/50 tickets will be on sale and the winner  will be announced at Bonfire at 7:45 pm. Must be present to win. See you there!
You may want to bring along marshmallows and the lights that you clip to your dog’s collar and a flashlight! Hope to see you there!

 Tips for having fun during the event

All Day: Feel free to enjoy the surf and sand any time all day long!


10 am: Poop Patrol Walk – join us for a perpendicular stroll along the beach for a poop patrol. There have been problems in the past with other groups leaving behind unwanted presents. We want to be sure we clean up all of ours and anything else that should not be on the beach. Join the patrol with extra poop bags and mingle before heading home. Last year we gathered A LOT of debris!

Other things to do:

Shop in Rehoboth Beach

Walk / Hike with your pups (mine will need a nap between swim and hike – maybe me too) along one of DE’s beautiful trails – Click here for info on Breakwater Trail  or  (click for map)

Visit Nassau Valley Vineyards 32165 Winery Way, Lewes. The vineyard does allow dogs on the property but not in any of the buildings. Well behaved dogs are welcome on leash. It is peak wedding season so it is best to plan to visit earlier in the day. The later part of the afternoon tends to be high traffic with the caterers and other wedding vendors arriving.  There are picnic tables outside, so feel free to bring lunch and hang out with the pups. Please be sure to keep them out of the flower beds and the ceremony site in Bacchus Grove.

Dog Fish Head Craft Brewery Tour – Pets can be in the tasting room and on the grounds…just not on the tour.