LEWES CHAMBER-SPONSORED EVENTS MODIFIED & CANCELED –TULIP CELEBRATION, GREAT DELAWARE KITE FESTIVAL & BRITISH MOTORCAR SHOW
TULIP CELEBRATION - The 11th Annual Tulip Celebration, originally scheduled for April 3 – 12, 2020, has had to scale back most of the activities associated with the event to be in compliance with the most recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for large events and gatherings. The activities that were originally announced to take place that have now been canceled are: Photography Contest and Exhibition; Tulip Trolley Tours on April 4 & 11; Plant and Flower Sales by Lewes in Bloom on April 10 & 11; and the inaugural Children’s Photography Exhibition. As of today, the two floral demonstrations scheduled to take place at Flowers by Mayumi on Friday, April 3 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. at 128 Second Street and at Floral Inspirations on April 4 & 11 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 524 E. Savannah Road will take place as scheduled unless further restrictions are announced. The Cape Artists plan to be painting in Zwaanendael Park on Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. depending on the weather conditions.
Visiting the outdoor tulip plantings individually and in small groups is within the CDC guidelines. A free map that lists the parks and public spaces where the 23,000 bulbs were planted last fall by volunteers from Lewes in Bloom is available in the brochure box outside the Lewes Chamber of Commerce visitor center located in the historic Fisher-Martin House at 120 Kings Highway in Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum. In prior years, the map included a raffle card drawing with gift certificates provided by Lewes Chamber member businesses located in the historic business district and across the canal bridge. Because many of those businesses are closed by the pandemic, they are not listed on the map this year and there is not a raffle card drawing. You can download and print the map by clicking here.
The visitor center is temporarily closed due to the pandemic although chamber staff is available Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to answer phone calls and supply brochures and other visitor information requested by phone – 302-645-8073.
GREAT DELAWARE KITE FESTIVAL – The 52nd Great Delaware Kite Festival at Cape Henlopen State Park on Good Friday, April 10 that is jointly sponsored by the Lewes Chamber and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation has been canceled this year to comply with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for large events and gatherings. It will not be rescheduled for a later date this year.
BRITISH MOTORCAR SHOW – The 25th anniversary of the show – The British are coming….Again! – has been canceled for the same reason as the other events previously detailed. It was to take place at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes on Saturday, May 2. The show is a collaboration between the Lewes Chamber and the British Car Club of Delaware. It also will not be rescheduled in 2020.