Spring Festivals Bloom in Lewes

By Vicki Wilkins, in All Communities

Downtown Lewes - Photo courtesy of Active Adults Delaware

Warm weather and sunshine means it’s time for festivals in downtown Lewes. And since Lewes is just a bike ride away from Breakwater here’s your guide to the upcoming Spring festivals for the next two weekends.
5th Annual Lewes Tulip Festival starts this Thursday, April 10th and runs until Saturday, April 12th. Some of the festival activities include a photography contest, flower arranging demonstrations, quilt exhibits and Plein Air painting (painting in the open air) in Zwaanendael Park. Tulip Trolley Tours depart each day at various times from Market and Second Street but reservations are required with a ticket purchase of $10. A Tiptoe to the Tulips Map provides various tulip planting locations as well as Lewes’ historical landmarks. For those wishing to bring home a taste of Spring there will also be a potted tulip sale and herb and plant sale.  A full schedule of the Tulip Festival Activities can be found on the Lewes Chamber of Commerce events page.

46th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival will be held on Friday, April 18th at Cape Henlopen State Park. The competitions are by age category and within each age category kite flyers are judged by the type of kite they are flying, home-made or store-bought. The Special Class awards include Open Individual Ballet, Individual Precision, Most Senior Flyer, Youngest Flyer, Flyer Furthest From Home, Smallest Kite and Largest Kite. The Highest Kite Award category is open to all ages. There is no charge to watch but entrance fees do apply for cars to enter Cape Henlopen State Park. There will be food vendors, a face painter and other community organizations set up at a surrounding field. For the full scoop on this annual event check out the Lewes Chamber of Commerce events page.

Photo Source: Active Adults Delaware

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