The summer of 2012 will be laid to rest this weekend, as the annual Bethany Beach Jazz Festival takes place on Monday, September 3.
This event has been a tradition in the Bethany area since 1985, as locals and visitors remaining from the Labor Day Weekend festivities come together on the boardwalk to “mourn” the end of the summer by simulating a New Orleans-styled funeral parade. Marchers will carry a casket down the boardwalk with “summer” inside, trailed by 3 Dixieland jazz bands.
A silent auction in conjunction with the event will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Bethany Blues in Bethany. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life program.