Get the ball, or egg, rolling on making your Easter weekend memorable. Here is a round-up of some of the great events and things to do in Delaware this weekend. Also, we’ve got a list of the state’s best Sunday brunch options if you’re looking for a place to enjoy with your family.
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48th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival
Friday, March 25, 2016
Cape Henlopen State Park
Celebrate spring at our the annual Kite Festival and enjoy kite-flying contests, demonstrations, kite and craft vendors, food and fun for all ages. For more information please call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at (302) 645-8073 or the Cape Henlopen State Park office at (302) 645-8983.
The St. John’s Bible: Illuminating the Word Exhibit
Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2016 (closed Sunday)
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Biggs Museum of American Art
Known as the St. John’s Bible, the oversized and lavishly illustrated book is the result of a 15-year effort by world-class calligraphers and artists who used hand-ground paints, ancient inks and quills to decorate each page. The exhibition highlights 70 pages of the Bible, accompanied by a display of tools, materials and artists’ drafts used in its creation. Visitors will also see other examples of historic illuminated books and manuscripts from private collections and Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, which commissioned the project. The exhibition will be accompanied by several educational tours, lectures and artist workshops for all skill levels honoring the ancient traditions of book arts.
Delaware Music Festival
Friday, March 25 – Saturday, March 26, 2016
Friday: Starts at 9:40 PM, Saturday: Starts at 5:00 PM
This annual 2-day music festival held at The Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach showcases the best artists/bands from Delaware.
Delaware Seashore State Park Lantern Tour
Friday, March 25
Delaware Seashore State park
Enjoy a unique, guided tour by lantern light of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn about what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then venture over the dune to patrol the beach while listening to local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required. Please call (302) 227-6991 to register.
Easter Bunny Express
Saturday, March 19 – Saturday, March 26, 2016
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wilmington Western Railroad
Adults: $18, Seniors: $17, Children: $16, Under 2: Free
The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with your child. This event is powered by one of our antique steam locomotives. Train departures: 12:30 & 2:30 PM and reservations are strongly suggested.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Saturday, March 26, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lewes Ferry Terminal
Adults: $22, Kids: $12, Under 3: Free
Easter Saturday come to either Ferry Terminal for one of two seatings to enjoy Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! With hot and cold buffet selections, there's something for everyone while the little ones in your life get their picture taken with Mr. Bunny. Registered children can also participate in an Easter Egg hunt between seatings with special golden eggs for Ferry prizes.
New Exhibit: Made in the Americas – The New World Discovers Asia
Saturday, March 26, 2016 – Sunday, January 8, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Included with admission
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the Americas, this scholarly exhibition is the first, Pan-American study to explore how craftsmen across North, Central, and South America adapted Asian styles in a range of media—from furniture to silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and painting. Exquisite objects from Mexico City, Lima, Quito, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, dating from the 17th to the early 19th centuries, include folding screens made in Mexico in imitation of imported Japanese and Chinese screens, blue and white talavera ceramics copied from imported Chinese porcelains, and luxuriously woven textiles made to replicate fine silks and cottons imported from China and India.
Full Moon Kayak
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Lums Pond State Park
Enjoy an evening of kayaking when all goes dark. Bring water and a flashlight. Must be 14 years or older. $20 per person. Pre-Registration Required; Call 302-368-6989.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Tours
Sunday, March 27, 2016
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Join volunteer, Ray Cullom, for a tour of the Refuge. Find out how the Refuge is managed for wildlife, visit different habitats, and walk a trail. Meet at the Visitor Center. There are two tours - 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM.
Bonus trip ideas:
Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.
Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.
Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.
Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.
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