Spring festivals draw visitors to Lewes

Lewes is a great Southern Delaware resort town filled with charm and history. The best time to visit is during one of the many festivals.

The annual kite festival is a Lewes tradition and fun for the whole family.

One favorite is the annual Lewes Tulip Celebration, April 6–15. Celebrate the beginning of spring with more than 10,000 tulips blooming in downtown Lewes, plus lots of themed events and entertainment happening all weekend. The tulip planting locations, as well as Lewes’ historic landmarks, will be included on the Tiptoe to The Tulips map and the Tiptoe to The Tulips Trolley Tours. The tours are coordinated with the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and are led by docents from the Lewes Historical Society.

Another favorite for the whole family is the Great Delaware Kite Festival at Cape Henlopen State Park on April 14. Events begin with an Easter egg hunt, followed by the kite competitions in several age categories. The adult competitions will begin at 2:00pm, interspersed with professional stunt kite flying demonstrations.

Kite flyers are judged by age and the type of kite they are flying (homemade or store-bought). There are many contests: Open Individual Ballet (free flight performance accompanied by music which the entrant provides), Individual Precision (compulsory figures including “The Square,” “The Mount,” and “Ladder Down” judged on technical execution), Most Senior Flyer, Youngest Flyer, Flyer Furthest From Home, Smallest Kite, and Largest Kite. The Highest Kite Award category is open to all ages. Kids’ Ketch and Rehoboth Toy and Kite Company will be on-site selling a wide variety of kites and food vendors, a face painter, and community organizations set up surrounding the field.

The Spring Sidewalk Sale, May 5–7, brings everyone out in a great spring tradition.

The annual British Car Show will be held this year May 6 at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal. Check out more than 100 of these car classics from English brands including Triumph, MG, Austin Healy, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, and more.

For more information, call 877-465-3937 or visit leweschamber.com.

 

 

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