Heading into Easter Weekend, there are some great events coming up in communities all throughout coastal Delaware and Maryland. And we’re here to tell you all about them in the latest installment of our “Weekender Blog,” brought to you every week by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty.
Held on Good Friday every year, it’s a fantastic family-friendly event right here in our own backyard, and we encourage everyone to head out to the park this weekend and enjoy the festivities.
Other events over the next few days are in several coastal towns, so keep reading below for much more on everything that’s happening this weekend at the beaches.
And you’ll also want to visit thecoastalcompass.com on Thursday for a feature on all of the great Easter-themed events planned for this weekend. If you’re searching for this year’s Easter Egg hunts, for example, those will be coming your way in a special blog posting on Thursday, April 18.
Now for what’s happening between April 19-21 in and near the coastal region, here’s Oldfather Group CEO Dustin Oldfather with a quick video preview.
The Great Delaware Kite Festival (April 19). Held at Cape Henlopen State Park and co-sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, this is the 51st year for this popular early season event in coastal Delaware.
Festivities will again kick off with an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m., with 5,000 eggs spread throughout the course, followed by kite competitions for children and teenagers. There are also several other events planned, including the “highest kite” contest and an egg toss competition. Age categories for the kite competitions are up to age 12, ages 13 to 17 and also 18 and above.
There’s no cost to attend the festival, but entrance fees to the state park do apply. These are $5 for those with Delaware license plates and $10 for cars with out of state license plates. Transportation via the Jolly Trolley will also be available from the park’s beach parking lot.
Call 302-645-8073 or visit www.leweschamber.com for more information on the 2019 Great Delaware Kite Festival.
Spring Fling at Lavender Fields (April 20). This fun spring-time event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this Saturday, April 20, at Lavender Fields at Warrington Manner in Cool Spring.
Located just off Route 9 between Lewes and Georgetown, the event features free admission and plenty of food choices. There will also be tours of the grounds, which includes the zen garden, the custom labyrinth, the lavender laced meadow, the gift shop and much more.
You can also bring lunch with you, and enjoy it at any of the peaceful spots located at Lavender Fields.
Visit www.lavenderfieldsde.com or call 302-684-1514 for more information on this year’s “Spring Fling.”
For much more on Lavender Fields, read our extensive profile on this one-of-a-kind coastal Delaware destination here
Delaware Music Festival (April 20). This year’s Delaware Music Festival is planned for the Rusty Rudder on Saturday, April 20, and will feature 10 bands that are all from the First State.
Scheduled performers for 2019 include Love Seed Mama Jump, the Clifford Keith Band, Braxton Hicks, Blues Reincarnation, Lower Case Blues and several others performing on two stages.
The first band is scheduled to take the stage at 5 p.m., with the party going on until after midnight.
Visit the Rusty Rudder online for more information on the 2019 Delaware Music Festival.
Berlin Spring Celebration (April 20). Historic Berlin is the place this Saturday for a unique celebration of the beginning of spring, which several events scheduled to take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Start your day with a pancake breakfast at Rayne’s Reef, before heading downtown for the main event along Main Street. Activities in the historic downtown district include live music, face painting, various games, lots of food and much more, so be sure to check this out if you’re in the area.
And then stick around for the Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m., as well as the fun-filled Madhatter Parade, which will be kicking off at 3 p.m. downtown.
For more information on the 2019 Spring Celebration in Berlin, visit the event page online or call the Berlin Chamber of Commerce at 410-641-4775.
Easter Kids’ Fun Fair and Arts & Crafts Show (April 19-20). Head to Ocean City this weekend for a fun two-day annual event that’s scheduled for the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on Coastal Highway.
This event will be open to the public on both Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs are $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students and free for children ages 3 and under, as well as for firemen, police officers and members of the United States military, with proper identification.
The event promises two fun-filled days of activities, including games, contests, Easter egg hunts, magic and juggling shows, an appearance by Beanny the Easter Bunny and much more.
Call Ocean Promotions at 410-213-8090 for more information on this year’s event.
Boardwalkin’ for Pets (April 20). For a little extra fun this weekend with the four-legged members of the family, the 2019 Boardwalkin’ for Pets is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
This annual walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk is a fun event and is a fundraiser for the Worcester County Humane Society, one of the region’s no-kill animal shelters.
Prizes for the 2019 event will be given to walkers who raise the most money and contests will be held in several categories, including “Smallest Dog,” “Largest Dog,” “Best Dressed” and “Best Trick.”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this year’s Boardwalkin’ For Pets.
Worcester County Humane Society Photo
Area Easter Egg Hunts (April 20). As we mentioned above, we’ll be publishing a special blog on Thursday, April 18, with much more on this weekend’s Easter themed activities. But for our regular “Weekender” subscribers, here are a few of the more popular and well-attended Easter Egg hunts planned for this Saturday in southern Delaware.
- Georgetown –Mulligan’s Pointe from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Lewes – Canalfront Park from 10 a.m. to noon
- Dewey Beach – Dagsworthy Street and the beach beginning at 10 a.m.
- Frankford – Frankford Community Park from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
- Laurel – Central Worship Center from 12 to 2:30 p.m.
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a fun and exciting few days in the coastal region.
And be sure to check back here next week in our “Weekender Blog” for more great happenings at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
Have a great weekend everyone!