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Friday Evening 

6 pm:  Join the Goldrush to Rehoboth!

Join us at the bandshell which is located at the main on-ramp to the boardwalk. Mingle with new friends, grab a bite and get ready for the rest of the evening fun.

6:30 pm: NEW ! !  Costume Contest!

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
1) Scariest
2) Cutest
3) Most Original
Judging and prize awarding will take place before the Goldens hit the streets for the Gold Rush at 7 pm. Join the fun!!!

7 pm:

We’ll begin our Gold Rush as  we stroll along Rehoboth Beach’s main thoroughfare  with our favorite pups. We’ll amaze those we meet with this most lovable breed! After we disband, feel free to venture on our own, enjoying the shops and food along the way.


Please meet at the entrance to the beach on Van Dyke Street. 

10 am: Beach & Van Dyke – Arrive early for individual Blessing of the Animals by Father Max Wolfe.
10:15 am: Group Blessing of the Animals, announcements from former Mayor Hanson, recognition of special attendees by DGJ Instigator as well as photos, prizes and more!  Look for the DGJ Banner.

11 ish: After announcements:   You will be equiped with a poop bag , tennis ball and raffle ticket (for each dog) as you head through the dunes to the beach.
As we arrive on the beach, we line up along the dune fence and we’ll get one huge group pic and announce the winning raffle ticket winners.

11:30 ish: LET THE FUN BEGIN! To the beach! !!

4 pm: Van Dyke and Beach – Poop Patrol Stroll. Meet to form a stroll that will run perpendicular to the ocean to scout for poops left behind. Dewey has had complaints about dog poop on the beach and we want to make sure we are doing our best to assure we leave the beach cleaner than when we arrived.

7 pm: BONFIRE on the beach near Van Dyke Street.Thanks to the efforts of  Jennifer Jones & Chris White of  GRREAT – Golden Retriever Rescue Education and Training for hosting the BONFIRE, a evening highlight of each Jubilee!
You may want to bring along a flashlight, marshmallows and the lights that you clip to your dog’s collar! Hope to see you there!
Attendees, please be sure to help clean up afterwards.

On your own: Dining Ideas w/pups

Hammerheads-Dockside:39415 Inlet Rd, Rehoboth Beach. No reservations, but call if your group is over ten
Dogfish Head: Rehoboth 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach
Que Pasa: 124 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach
Woody’s: 1904 Coastal Highway 1
Zoggs: 1 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach
Purple Parrot Bieergarten: 134 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach
Baked in Dewey: 2000 Coastal Hwy, Dewye Beach
For more pet friendly dining options, check out

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 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.

Other things to do:

Shop in Rehoboth Beach

Walk / Hike with you 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 – (no pups for this one though)