What: Local businesses share delectable desserts with the public and compete for top honors. Proceeds benefit Harry K Foundation, which feeds hungry children through in-school food pantries, a backpack program and a baby pantry. Tickets prices, based on the time of day, run from $20 to $30 for adults.
When: Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Where: Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach
What: Featured performers include The Durning String Band and The Hit the Bottle Boys. Activities also include the Leprechaun 5K, which starts at 11 a.m.
When: Sunday, March 12, beginning at 11 a.m. for the race and 2 p.m. for the parade.
Where: Irish Eyes in Milton
What: Forget Memorial Day: For many Dewey Beach regulars, this event signifies the start of the season. Given that the opening coincides this year with St. Patrick’s Day, you can expect a memorable party.
When: March 15–19
Where: The Starboard in Dewey Beach
What: Hosted by the nonprofit Downtown Milford, the Milford Pub Crawl route takes participants past local merchants hosting local breweries, wineries and distilleries in their shops. It also flows by pubs, taverns, bars and restaurants. This year you can hop on a bus to hit uptown locations, too.
When: Saturday, March 17, 6 p.m. to 12:58 a.m.
Where: Downtown Milford
What: The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Seaside Jewish Community have teamed up to present 10 films over five days. (There are no films shown on Friday night or Saturday afternoon.)
When: March 22–26
Where: Cinema Art Theater off Route 1 in Lewes
What: Sample international cuisine and 100 wines at the area’s newest cultural attraction. The event will include live and silent auctions. Order wines by the case at a discount. Tickets are $75; a portion of sales will benefit the Lewes History Museum.
When: March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Lewes History Museum in Lewes
What: Sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, this beloved event is a Good Friday tradition. Bring your own kite or make one on site. Arrive by 11 a.m. for the Easter Egg Hunt. Park fees apply.
When: Friday, March 30, 10 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
Where: Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes