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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 annual Great Delaware Kite Festival is always held on Good Friday. The event, now in its 51st year, 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. 
Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes • 645-8983

The Easter Egg Hunt at Lewes Canalfront Park is 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 $5 per 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

The Dewey Beach Egg Scoop, organized by the Dewey 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-style games.
Dagsworthy St., Dewey Beach • 228-3701

RUN, RABBIT, RUN

In the southern beaches, the Bunny Palooza Run/Walk will take place Saturday at 8 a.m. for the 5K and 9 a.m. for the 10K. The race starts at Parkwood Street 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, contact info@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

On Saturday 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 or meditate in the Zen garden. Be sure to stop in the cottage store, which sells baked goods, soap, scrubs and lotions, as well as herbs, jams and 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 business this 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 the Delaware 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

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