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Great Delaware Kite Festival Blows Into Lewes on Friday, April 15

April 13, 2022

Often seen as the first big event of the season, the Great Delaware Kite Festival is happening this Friday within the beautiful confines of Cape Henlopen State Park.

This festival has been a stalwart of the spring season for more than a half-century and is always a great time for the entire family. And for the last several years, an Easter Egg Hunt has become a welcome addition to the long-time event.

It's the headline happening for this third weekend of April in the coastal region, but we also have a number of other great things to tell you about, including the final days of both the Lewes Tulip Celebration and Ocean City Restaurant Week.

Keep reading for a number of great ideas for you and yours this coming weekend. And, as always, be sure to have a great time at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.

Happy Easter!

Great Delaware Kite Festival and Easter Egg Hunt (April 15)

A sure sign that spring has arrived in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, this family-friendly festival is being held for the 51st time at beautiful Cape Henlopen State Park.

The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance again this year, with an Easter Egg Hunt taking place for the eighth year.

This year's egg hunt begins at 11 a.m., and features 5,000 eggs filled with candy and toys. It's for children under 12 years old and is free to participate in.

More highlights of this popular springtime festival in Lewes include:

  • Kid's Kite Competition at 11:30 a.m.
  • Highest Kite Competition at 1 p.m
  • Egg Games Following the Highest Kite Competition
  • Adult Kite Competition at 2 p.m.
  • Professional Stunt Kite Flying Demonstrations

Parking for the Great Delaware Kite Festival is at the park's beach parking lot, with transportation provided to the event location.

The festival is free to attend but entrance fees to Cape Henlopen State Park of $5 for Delaware license plates and $10 for out-of-state license plates do apply.

This annual event is co-sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.

Learn more about the 2022 Great Delaware Kite Festival at leweschamber.com.

Dewey Egg Scoop and Dewey Dogs Easter Parade (April 16)

Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach is the site this Saturday, April 16, for the resort's annual Dewey Egg Scoop, which is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m.

Egg hunts for the children will take place first, followed by one for adults at 11:30 a.m. The adult version costs $10 per person, with the individual finding the special egg winning half of the event's 50/50 raffle.

All leashed dogs are then invited to take place in the Dewey Dogs Easter Parade, which begins at 11:45.

Photos with the Easter Bunny will also be available during the course of the event.

Learn more about this event by visiting deweybusinesspartnership.com.

Easter Bunny Bonanza (April 16)

The Easter Bunny will be coming ashore at Lewes Canalfront Park this Saturday, April 16, to take part in a special celebration between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public and features activities that include an Easter Egg Hunt, egg painting, a "Jelly in the Belly" contest, games of mini-tennis and more.

Learn more about this fun-filled Easter weekend event by visiting lewescanalfrontpark.org.

Click here for the rest of this weekend’s events calendar

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