The 55th annual Great Delaware Kite Festival, co-sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, will not take place on Good Friday, April 7, 2023. The festival is staged on Cape Henlopen State Park’s parade field with thousands of people attending annually. Most of the attendees arrive by vehicles and they are parked at the Bathhouse parking lot. That parking lot closed recently and will be closed until the end of May for a repaving project as part of several planned infrastructure projects at Cape Henlopen State Park. The event organizers looked at numerous options to possibly stage a scaled back festival but none of them were feasible due to safety concerns related to the inability to provide adequate parking. “We are very disappointed that we cannot stage the Kite Festival this year but our organizing committee is already planning for next year’s event,” said Betsy Reamer, executive director of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. Mark your calendars for March 29, 2024!