With the clocks officially “springing forward” just a few days ago, we’re going to start seeing much more in the way of outdoor events and activities here in Delaware and Maryland’s coastal region.
Appropriately, several of our featured events for this middle weekend of March take place outside in various municipalities at and near the beaches. And that’s going to continue increasing, with Spring less than a week away and Memorial Day Weekend 2019 continuing to inch closer and closer.
So keep reading below for more on our quintet of great local events for this coming weekend, ranging from an annual cherry blossom festival in the “Nation’s Summer Capital” of Rehoboth Beach to special Saint Patrick’s Day events in Milford and Ocean City, and a couple of other great coastal activities as well.
Read below for much more on what’s coming up over the next few days in the coastal region, but first here’s Oldfather Group Chief Financial Officer Mariya Oldfather to whet your appetite with a quick video preview.
Yes, it promises to be yet another fun-filled weekend at the Delaware and Maryland beaches. Here are our highlighted events for the weekend of March 15-17 in the coastal region.
Cherry Blossom Beach Fest (March 16). It’s the third year for this relatively new addition to the local festival scene, which celebrates the sister relationship between the State of Delaware and Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture.
It’s a family focused cultural experience for all members of the family. Scheduled events and activities for the 2019 Cherry Blossom Beach Fest include crafts, games, candies, souvenirs, music and traditional Japanese street food, as well as Japanese beer, wine and liquor tastings for the adults in attendance.
While the main festival is on Saturday, March 16, there are also activities planned at the Cultured Pearl for March 24, March 31, and April 7.
The festival will once again benefit the Cape Henlopen High School, Dover High School and Miyagi student exchange programs.
For more information visit www.cherryblossombeachfest.com.
Ocean City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival (March 16). Head south into Maryland this weekend and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day 2019 with this fun annual parade and festival in Ocean City.
The parade route runs from 60th Street to 44th Street and will feature marching units, floats, local celebrities and more. There’s a $50 fee to join the parade, which begins at noon, and all entries should be decorated with an Irish theme.
There will also be an Irish Festival at the 45th Street shopping area beginning at 11 a.m., with fun for the entire family scheduled until 4 p.m. Activities will include face painting, Irish entertainment, apparel for sale, food and drink vendors and much more.
Visit www.delmarvairish.org for more information on this festive annual event.
Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival (March 13-17). Sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Seaside Jewish Community, this five-day event will be held at the Cinema Art Theater on Dartmouth Drive in Lewes.
There will be 10 films featured at this year’s festival between Wednesday, March 13, and Sunday, March 17. Admission is $10 per film screening and tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the start time.
For more information, visit the event page online, call the Rehoboth Beach Film Society at 302-645-9095 or email email@example.com.
Saint Patrick’s Pub Crawl (March 16). This ninth annual event has become a fun tradition in Milford over the years, with local businesses, restaurants and breweries all participating in the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities.
The event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., on Saturday, March 16, all throughout the downtown area of Milford.
To participate, you’ll need to purchase an official “Pub Crawl Race Bib,” which are available at host merchants for $20 prior to the event and for $25 on Saturday. Participating merchants include the Delaware Branding Company, Dolce Bakery & Coffee Shop, Fur Baby Boutique, Daycare & Spa, It’s About Time Clock Repair, Lifecycle, Milford Antiques & Friends, My Sister’s Fault, Red Bandana, Tax Chicks and The Nook in downtown Milford.
Contact Downtown Milford, Inc., at 302-839-1180 for more information.
Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park Flea Market (March 16). The Officer’s Club, within the confines of Cape Henlopen State Park, plays host this Saturday to a special flea market, with proceeds used to support the programs at the park.
Merchandise, hot dogs, chili, large pretzels and baked goods will all be on sale during the course of the event, which is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Visit www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org or call 302-858-6127 for more information.
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!