Bee in the Know! Here's the latest Buzz from the Delaware Beaches

It's almost Easter and no bunny loves you like the Buzz does! Let's hop to it.

In the spirit of things, check out the upcoming Easter Bonnet Bar Crawl! Great fun and a wonderful reason to break out the glue gun.

The Dewey Egg Scoop will be held March 30 with egg hunts divided into time slots by age. Parking and activities are free, except the adult egg hunt which includes a cash prize for the winning egg. After the hunt, there will be a dog parade for fur babies to show off their Easter best.

The annual Great Delaware Kite Festival will take place at Cape Henlopen State Park on March 29 with the kite-flying competition, an Easter egg hunt (5,000 eggs!) and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Lewes CanalFront Park will host their annual Bunny Bonanza on March 30. 

Georgetown Chamber’s Easter Egg Hunt has been re-scheduled to April 6 at the Revelation Craft Brewing Company.

The Buzz just started following Downtown Milford FB page and YOWZA! So many new shops and eateries to explore, starting with The Cured Plate, a new speakeasy with emphasis on charcuterie and libations. Looks amazeballs. Also learned that Benvenuto offers cooking classes on the second Wednesday of each month. Call the restaurant for details. How about Village and Venue which offers breakfast and lunch (waffles, crepes, flatbreads and more) with a pet friendly patio as well? Go Milford, Go! Oh, and the Bug & Bud Festival returns to Milford April 27.

Let's chat about Milton happenings! One of the shops across from Milton Theatre will become Sweet Chalet, a candy and gift shop. On April 6, Dogfish Head is hosting its first-ever PickleBrawl! Fest at the Milton Brewery. They’re turning the parking lot into pickleball courts for a day, serving pickle-centric food and beverages, including the newly released PickleBrawl! (the beer!), as well as brand-new pickle-themed merchandise. The townwide yard sale is May 4. The Sounds of Summer Concert Series will be back in the Milton Memorial Park beginning May 22, and the Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival returns May 25.

Lots of sweet deliciousness coming to Rehoboth Avenue like the bakery Isabella and Matthew Walsh are opening that will feature South American desserts called alfajores (239 Rehoboth Ave) next to FINS. Then there's Uncle David’s Ice Cream just a few doors east that will serve Hopkins Farm’s Creamery Ice Cream, scooped, packaged, and served by individuals with Down syndrome. Love that. Closer to the Boardwalk in the former Kaisey's space will be Le Macaron, offering French Macarons, coffee, cakes, candies, pastries and gelato.

Chesapeake & Maine has reopened after a revamp/remodel, menu makeover and new hires. Already hearing rave reviews about the Tuna Poke Bowl, the Vegan Mushroom Cakes and the amazing mixologist. Can't wait!

Join the Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding Center for the 2024 Kentucky Derby Day Activities on Saturday, May 4. Lots of fun contests, food, and delicious mint juleps – all for a fabulous cause. (Tickets go on sale Apr 2)

Clear Space is launching an all-new fundraising event, Outfit the Ensemble, on March 27 at the Starboard. Ticket sales (which include apps and the fashion show) will help support costuming expenses for the 2024 Season.

Cape Gazette is looking for crafters, makers and artists for their Maker Market at Run & Fun Fest on May 11.

Just read The Rehoboth Foodie digest and learned that 302 Social will move into the Cooter Brown's space on Rehoboth Avenue. Same group that owns 410 Social in Berlin. Nice looking menu. The Foodie also reported on his website that First State Corn & More (food truck) that used to operate behind the Chick Fil-A in Coastal Highway will take over the former Shrimpy’s/Midway space. The new restaurant will be Palm Beach Bar & Grill. And that Chaps (behind Iron Hill) will be replaced by 302 THE LOCAL.

Shorebreak Lodge on Wilmington Avenue had their grand opening this past weekend. New owner and new menu!

Hey sports fans! Did you know that Lefty’s has 35 TVs and EVERY single sports network? Just sayin’…

Filmmaker & author Heather Dune Macadam, will host a post-film discussion of her film 999: The Forgotten Girls, on April 13 at the Cinema Art Theater, as part of the Jewish Film Festival. The Cinema Art Theater will also offer a FREE one-day filmmaking workshop for middle school and high school students on May 5, led by Temple University Film Professor and filmmaker, LeAnn Erickson.

The Dewey Beach Arts & Fun Festival will take place May 11 at the Rusty Rudder Lighthouse Circle.

Two events coming up at Revelation Beer: April 27 is the 4th Annual Firkin Fest with 12 breweries so far; then May 3 you can buy tickets to the food truck taste off (8 trucks and counting) then cast your vote for BEST! On sale now.

Delaware Dynamix is a new gymnastic facility focusing on younger kids. It’s just opened in the former Jenny Gems space on Route 9.

Tickets are now available for CAMP Rehoboth’s Women’s FEST, featuring entertainment, dances, sports events, speakers, health information and screenings, an expo, and more, April 25-28. 

Bethany Beach’s Poseidon Festival May 24-26 will feature a Luau show with drums, dancers and a fire knife performance on Friday. On Saturday join in the costume parade, and on both Saturday and Sunday, expect to see Captain Jack and his crew in swashbuckling shows throughout the day. Lots of music and food too!

Nick's Mini Golf coming to the former Chevy Chase Bank space near Rehoboth Beach Walmart. Nick's Mini Golf owner said he's been looking for a place to implement an indoor-outdoor concept with a Jurassic theme and was excited to find a unique building. (Watch for the animatronic dinosaur in the vault!)

Mood Design Studio has opened in the multi-store building just north of Surf Bagels in Lewes. Owner Michelle Long describes it as elements of art deco, maximalism, mid-century, vintage, with an edgy, pink Floridian twist, making it a whole lot of fun! Check out the pix on her IG page as well.

Freeman Arts Pavilion 2024 tickets now on sale. Lots of tribute bands like Almost Queen, Rumours (Fleetwood Mac), Rain (Beatles) and Eagle Mania, plus Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, George Thorogood, Melissa Etheridge and the Indigo Girls, and many more.

The 2024 Bethany Beach Seaside Concert Series summer concerts will open with Dave Matthews Tribute Band on June 6. Check out the schedule for movies and bonfires as well.

Things are finally happening in the Rehoboth Mall (Walmart). Harbor Freight Tools is moving in, and the Grocery Outlet will open April 4. Check out the interior pix on their FB page.

Henlopen Bait & Tackle will open their highway location April 1, but will also keep original Savannah Road store open.

Did you know At least four 18th-century churches are still standing in Sussex County? St. George’s Chapel near Lewes (1719 and rebuilt in 1792), Old Christ Church near Laurel (1772), Prince George’s Chapel near Dagsboro (1775) and Old Bethel Church in Lewes (1790). St. George’s is still in use with Sunday services each week.

The Philly Pretzel Factory now has a food truck in our area. They’ll be selling pretzel twists, hot dog pretzels, and the new pretzel pizza. What's not to love?

Sea Barre and Yoga will open their Long Neck/Millsboro location in mid-April and plan to offer specialized classes for golfers and pickleball players as well!

Farmhouse Pet Lodge, a new company specializing in pet boarding, daycare, grooming and professional training, will be open for boarding and daycare starting March 29.

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