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8 Ways to Celebrate Easter at the Beach

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The Delaware beaches are constantly buzzing with great events, and this holiday weekend is no different. Here are some Easter and spring festivities to get egg-cited about.

ANNUAL EASTER EVENTS

In Lewes, the annualGreat Delaware Kite Festivalis always held on Good Friday. The event, now in its51styear, starts with an Easter egg hunt with 5,000 eggs filled with goodies at 11 a.m. on April 19. Festivities also include an egg toss competition, kite competitions and an appearance from the Easter Bunny.
CapeHenlopenState Park, 15099 CapeHenlopenDrive, Lewes•645-8983

The Easter Egg Hunt atLewes Canalfront Parkis Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. The rain-or-shine event will also feature face-painting, a balloon artist, Easter Bunny photo opportunities and music. The cost is $5per child or $10 for a family with two or more kids. Proceeds from the event support Lewes Canalfront Park.
211 Front St., Lewes • 645-2795

TheDewey Beach Egg Scoop, organized by theDewey Business Partnership, starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday. No registration is required. There will also be a DJ, photos with the Easter Bunny and carnival-stylegames.
DagsworthySt., Dewey Beach • 228-3701

RUN, RABBIT, RUN

In the southern beaches, theBunny Palooza Run/Walkwill take place Saturdayat 8 a.m. for the 5K and 9 a.m. for the 10K. The race starts atParkwoodStreet and Atlantic Avenue and finishes at the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Bandstand. Stick around for the post-race party with music, games and more.
Downtown Bethany Beach• For additional information, contactinfo@bunnypaloozarun.com.

BLOOMS & BUDS

Peninsula Art Gallery in Lewes has curated an arrangement of floral-inspired art for its Spring Mix show, which runs until April 30. The juried exhibition features 19 artists’still life and landscape paintings. The gallery is near Harvest Tide Steakhouse and The Pig & Publican if you want to grab a bite before or after.
520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes • 645-0551

OnSaturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lavender Fields in Milton will hold its Spring Fling. Bring your own lunch to enjoy at tables scattered throughout the scenic farm, walk the labyrinth ormeditate in the Zen garden. Be sure to stop in the cottage store, which sells baked goods, soap, scrubs and lotions, as well as herbs, jamsand jellies.
18864 Cool Spring Road, Milton • 684-1514

A TASTE OF SUMMER

How do we know that summer is just around the corner? Hammerheads Dockside opens back up for businessthis weekend. April hours are Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
39415 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach • 752-8010

The Rusty Rudder is cranking it up for theDelaware Music Festival on Saturday,which will feature 10 bands on two stages. The music starts at 5 p.m.
113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach • 227-3888