It’s Easter Weekend 2019 at the Delaware and Maryland beaches and that means tons of great family events in communities all throughout the region.
There are so many, in fact, that we decided to do a separate post this year featuring just these types of events. So if you’re searching for the area’s best Easter Egg Hunts, or the best place to have an Easter brunch, then you’ve come to the right place.
We’re going to give you the 4-1-1 on everything you need to know about this year’s Easter themed events at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
Let’s get started with what most people want to know, and that’s where to find those colorful eggs filled with treats for the kids:
2019 Easter Egg Hunts
Lewes Canalfront Park. Scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon, this fun annual event is one of the more popular Easter Egg Hunts in the coastal region. In addition to the main event, which begins at 11, there will also be face painting, live music and visits with the Easter Bunny. This Easter Egg Hunt is recommended for children 10 and below and reservations are available online for $5 for one child or $10 for a family of two or more children. Reservations can be make at www.lewescanalfrontpark.org.
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Dewey Beach. Scheduled for Saturday beginning at 11 a.m., this year’s Dewey Egg Scoop will be held on the beach at Dagsworthy Street and will feature three age groups, from toddlers to teenagers. There will also be a 50/50 egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, carnival style games and more. Visit www.deweybusinesspartnership.com for more information.
Frankford Community Park. This is the second year for this event in Frankford, with Easter Egg Hunts planned for children in five different age groups. There’s also a special “hunt” for children with special needs, which makes this a unique event in the coastal region. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance, so be sure to bring your camera. The first “hunt” kicks off at 1:15 for teenagers and children with special needs and continues every 20 minutes for the next age group in line, wrapping up with 9 to 12 year olds at 2:30. Learn more about this event on the group’s Facebook page.
Central Worship Center in Laurel. This is one of the more unique Easter events in the region, with Easter Eggs actually being dropped out of a helicopter flying overhead. Scheduled for 12 to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday at the church on Sycamore Road in Laurel, the event also promises inflatables, a petting zoo, miniature train rides and face painting. You can also take a ride on the helicopter for $25, if you’d like to do so. For more information on the 2019 Egg Drop, visit www.centralworshipcenter.org.
Cape Henlopen State Park. This is part of the 2019 Great Delaware Kite Festival, which you can read all about in our Weekender Blog for this week, and will kick off the event at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 19. This particular Easter Egg Hunt is limited to children 12 and younger and will be held within the confines of the state park. Visit www.leweschamber.com for more information.
Mulligan’s Pointe. The former Sussex Pines Country Club near Georgetown will be the host venue for the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s 19th annual Easter Egg Hunt, this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Scheduled activities include games, face painting, inflatables and a buffet breakfast, as well as photos with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Hunt begins at 12 p.m., and will feature three age divisions for children between 3 and 12 years of age. Visit www.georgetowncoc.com for more information.
Crooked Hammock Brewery. This unique BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket) Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for the Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes this Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. So bring the kids and let them hunt for eggs in the “backyard” while you enjoy a cold beverage at one of the area’s finest craft breweries. The Easter Bunny will also be available for photographs. Learn more at www.crookedhammockbrewery.com.
Ocean Pines. Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, this fun event will include face painting, inflatables, pony rides, games, food, an Easter bonnet parade and, of course, an Easter Egg Hunt. The “hunts” will be held for children between the ages of 1 and 10 and are divided up into three separate age groups. The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. Call 410-641-7052 for more information on this year’s event in Ocean Pines.
Easter Kid’s Fun Fair. Scheduled for both Friday and Saturday at the Ocean City Convention Center, this event includes Easter Egg Hunts, as well as puppet shows, magic and juggling performances and much more. You can also read much more about this event in our latest “Weekender Blog.” And for more information on the fun fair portion of the Easter Kid’s Fun Fair and Arts & Crafts Show, visit www.oceancity.com.
Easter Brunch/Buffet Specials
Fork + Flask (Rehoboth Beach). On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., you can enjoy Easter brunch specials that include seasonal dishes and creative culinary creations from the Fork + Flask’s main chef. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 302-226-2037.
Big Fish Grill (Rehoboth Beach). Big Fish on Route 1 is offering two special buffets on Easter Day, a lunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a dinner buffet from 3 to 7 p.m. Adult prices are $31.95 for lunch and $37.95 for dinner, and reservations can be made by calling 302-227-3474.
Harpoon Hanna’s (Fenwick Island). Easter brunch at Harpoon Hanna’s begins at 10 a.m. and will feature many of the restaurant’s favorites, including homemade apple turnovers, house potatoes, blueberry muffins and many more. Call 302-539-3095 for reservations.
Sedona (Bethany Beach). Enjoy a fresh selection of menu items at Sedona in Bethany Beach this Easter from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 302-539-1200.
Abbott’s on Broad Creek (Laurel). One of the bigger Easter buffets will be at this favorite waterfront eatery in Laurel, which is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Easter morning. Cost is $29.95 for adults and $13.95 for children, and reservations can be made by calling 302-280-6172.
SoDel Concepts (8 Separate Locations). Eight of the local restaurants that are part of the SoDel family will be offering Easter brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Menu choices vary at each location, but you can visit them online to learn what food will be available at each restaurant. The eight participating restaurants include Bluecoast locations in both Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach, Catch 54, the Clubhouse at Baywood, Crust & Craft, Fish On, Northeast Seafood Kitchen and Papa Grande’s.
Easter Sunrise Services
Rehoboth Beach. The Lewes Rehoboth Association of Churches (LRAC) will be holding its annual sunrise service at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand on Easter Sunday, beginning at 6 a.m. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information.
Ocean City. The Ocean City Christian Ministers Association will be holding its 2019 Easter Sunrise Service this Sunday, from 6 to 7 a.m., at North Division Street and the Boardwalk. Call 410-289-6573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.