There are certain signs that remind us all of this special time of year. Yes, Spring has sprung in the coastal region, and you can see examples of it everywhere you go.
The Phillies, Orioles and Nationals are once again taking the field not far away, Robin Redbreast and her friends are chirping away daily and the mercury in the thermometer is beginning to show signs of life.
And if you drive or walk through historic Lewes over the next few days, you’ll notice another sure sign of Spring – the vibrant and colorful Lewes Tulip Festival that showcases the natural beauty of the “First Town in the First State” every April.
This beautiful yearly celebration is one of our highlighted events for this first weekend of April here in the coastal region, so be sure to read much more about that and what else is happening over the next few days in our blog below.
But to get us started this week, let’s go to CEO Dustin Oldfather with a quick video preview of this weekend’s featured activities.
Okay, on to this week’s big events. Here are our suggestions for a fun and exciting time at the Delaware and Maryland beaches for the extended weekend of April 5-7.
Lewes Tulip Celebration (April 5-14). Thousands of tulips are currently blooming around Lewes, in parks, at museums and at many other public locations.
This 10-day celebration of the tulip is one of the more visually appealing festivals you’ll see in and around coastal Delaware each Spring.
Throughout the festival, there will be several events offered by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and its partners, including trolley tours, floral demonstrations, a celebration of the town’s Dutch heritage, the “Lewes TWO-Lips Culinary Week” festivities and much more.
Visit the Lewes Chamber of Commerce’s website for more information on this early Spring event at the Delaware beaches.
Delaware Resorts Home Expo (April 6-7). Cape Henlopen High School is the location for this 22nd annual event, which typically draws 2,000 or more visitors to coastal Delaware over two days.
Scheduled hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, with real estate agents, developers, builders, mortgage loan officers and service companies all scheduled to attend.
The event is free for the public and all participants can sign up for free gifts and prize giveaways.
Visit www.deexpos.com for more information on this two-day coastal Delaware event.
Southern Delaware Oysterfest (April 6). To be held at the Beacon Motel on Savannah Road in Lewes from 12 to 3 p.m., on Saturday, April 6, this event will revolve around one of coastal Delaware’s most popular seafood delicacies.
Food will be provided by The Pig and Publican and will include both raw and fried oysters, as well as an assortment of side dishes. There will also be live entertainment during the entirety of this early April special event.
VIA Fashion Show (April 6). The ladies of the more than 100-year-old Village Improvement Association will be holding a special fashion show event this Saturday, April 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.
Tickets for the event cost $40 and include a selection of three different menu items. A cash bar will also be available during the event.
Proceeds from the fashion show will be used to further the programs offered by the VIA, which has been giving back to the Rehoboth Beach community for more than a century.
To read more about the VIA, check out our Oldfather Group feature story on the group by clicking here.
Ocean City Bridal Show (April 7). If you’re planning on getting married anytime soon, then this fun event in nearby Ocean City is one you should probably have on your calendar.
Held at Seacrets, located at 49th Street Bayside, vendors are expected in several areas, including food, entertainment, formal wear for men and, of course, wedding dresses.
Vendors will be giving away several prizes and gifts during the event, so be sure to register for your chance at taking home one of the big prizes of the day.
This event is scheduled for 1 to 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, April 7, and costs $10. For more information, call 410-289-7699.
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!