March has arrived on Delmarva! While the month started with snowfall, we are confident the rest of the month will be full of sunshine and warm weather. Although if warm weather is not in our near future, there are still plenty of Delmarvalous March events to enjoy. Both St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are this month, which means all of our local towns will be celebrating in kind with parades, egg hunts, festivals and events. Cambridge, Easton, Salisbury, Lewes, Ocean City, Snow Hill…we are going to be busy this month as we hop from event to event on the Eastern Shore so stay tuned for updates, photos, posts and much, much more!

2016 1st Saturday Launch Party

When: Saturday, March 5, 4pm-7pm

Where: Downtown Salisbury @ Headquarters Live

What: Headquarters Live is celebrating their second season in Downtown Salisbury this Saturday, March 5 with a FREE event. The first 1st Saturday of the season will include three bands, a 50/50 raffle, chance auction, silent auction, cake walk, games and more!

Downtown Rehoboth Beach Gumbo Crawl

When: Saturday, March 5, 2pm-5pm

Where: Downtown Rehoboth

What: Get your tastebuds ready for the 2016 Rehoboth Beach Main Street Gumbo Crawl! You pick the best gumbo out of the 15 participating restaurants. Ballots are $10 and can be picked up at any of the participating restaurants: America’s Pie, Beachside Bar & Grille, Cafe Azafran, Fins Fish House & Raw Bar, Hobos Restaurant & Bar, Lula Brazil, Mariachi, Papa Grande’s, The Pig + Fish, Purple Parrot Restaurant, Spice & Tea Exchange, The Pound Bar & Grille, Zogg’s Raw Bar & Grill, Rigby’s Bar & Grille, and Seafood Shack.

Delmarva Kids Expo

When: Saturday, March 5, 10am-4pm

Where: Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury

What: Sponsored by Coastal Kids Consignment, this is a new event for Delmarva and promises to provide local parents with a wealth of resources about what’s available to families on Delmarva while also entertaining kids of all ages. Family-friendly businesses, local non-profits, and other community resource tools will be available in one convenient location, with information on everything from birthday parties to financial planning. Kids will enjoy games, bouncing, and interactive demos. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children (free admission for children under 2).

Carnevale at Touch of Italy

When: Tuesday, March 8, 6pm

Where: Touch of Italy, Rehoboth

What: The Rehoboth Foodie and Touch of Italy are teaming up to send a kid to culinary school…and you can help! Tuesday, March 8, join in the fun at the Rehoboth Touch of Italy as the restaurant transforms into an Italian Street Fair! Ticket holders will move from action station to action station to enjoy the cuisine and wines of Italy’s culinary regions. There will be areas where you can stand and sip your wine and enjoy your food. Enjoy food, masks, wine, entertainment, auctions, raffles and more! Tickets are $150, with all proceeds to benefit the Touch of Italy/ Culinary Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund aims to provide tuition assistance for Sussex County’s future chefs. What’s more, you could win an all expenses paid trip for two to Tuscany! For tickets and more details, simply click here

Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade  

When: Saturday, March 12, 11am (Parade begins at Noon)

Where: Coastal Highway, Ocean City (58th Street to 45h Street)

What: Each year, the Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day signifies the start of the busy season here in OCMD, as businesses open back up for the season and tourist and locals alike turnout to enjoy the resort town. Expect large crowds up and down Coastal Highway for the local parade, which ends on 45th Street where parade-goers will enjoy plenty of festive fun. Or patronize one of the many, many local businesses that will be celebrating the occasion (and stay tuned for our article on the best bars and restaurants for post-parade fun!).

St. Patty’s Day Boardwalk 5K

When: Saturday, Marcy 12, 9am

Where: Shenanigans, Ocean City

What: Start your St. Patty’s Day celebrations off with a  boardwalk 5K in OCMD! The annual race is hosted by OC Tri-Running and takes place along the boardwalk in Ocean City with an after-party to be held on 4th Street at Shenanigans.

Paddy on Poplar

When: Saturday, March 12, 12pm-5pm

Where: Downtown Cambridge

What: In Cambridge, expect plenty of live music, great food, and local fun at the Paddy on Poplar celebration. Local businesses will come together for the festival, with RAR Brewing and Jimmie & Sooks sponsoring the event and the entertainment. Paddy on Poplar will take place on Poplar Street between noon and 5pm; the day will feature live music from reggae-rock band Tropidelic. RAR will also be celebrating their 2nd anniversary, Dank Day in the Streets, with three can releases!

Easton St. Patricks Day Parade & Events

When: Thursday, March 17, 12pm-6pm

Where: Downtown Easton

What: The Easton Business Alliance presents their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Events, which will include an ecumenical service, Irish tea, children’s crafts & activities, parade, and the famous potato race. The annual parade will begin at 5:30pm in Downtown Easton and will be followed by the potato race at 6pm.

Downtown SBY Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, March 19, 1pm-3pm

Where: Remedy Church, Downtown Salisbury

What: Head to Downtown Salisbury with the kids on Saturday, March 19th for the 4th annual, FREE egg hunt. Last year, kids found over 30,000 eggs during the event, which means you can expect even more in 2016. Eggs will be filled with coupons and special offers from Salisbury businesses, candy, and plenty of other prizes.

Easter in Snow Hill

When: Saturday, March 19, 11am

Where: Sturgis Park, Snow Hill

What: The Town of Snow Hill is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19, starting at 11am. There will be three  age divisions: 1-3 year olds, 4-6 year olds, 7-10 year olds. After the egg hunts, stick around for plenty of games and activities on Green Street.

Easter Kids Fun Fair and Arts & Crafts Show

When: Friday, March 25 & Saturday, March 26

Where: Ocean City Convention Center, OCMD

What: Bring the kids out for a little Easter fun featuring arts, crafts, games, activities and more. The Art & Craft Show will include unique handcrafted items such as art, jewelry, florals and more. At the Kids Fun Fair, enjoy egg hunts, magic, juggling, puppet shows, games, contest, and of course, Beany the Easter Bunny. For more information call 410-213-8090.

Hippity Hoppity Hayride with the Easter Bunny

When: Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27

Where: Boardwalk, Ocean City, 11am-4pm

What: Both Saturday and Sunday, families can enjoy a hayride with the Easter Bunny in OCMD. Rides are $10 per person (children under 3 are free) and include a horse-drawn hayride along the boardwalk from the inlet lot (near Thrasher’s), around the pier to North Division Street, and back again.

Easter Bunny Fun Shop

When: Saturday, March 26, 1pm-3pm

Where: Northside Park, Ocean City

What: Celebrate Easter and the start of the spring season in OCMD with the Ocean City Recreation Boosters annual event. Families (more specifically children ages 2-10) will enjoy an egg hunt, arts and crafts, face painting, game booths, egg dyeing, and the Easter Bunny. Admission is $6 for OC residents and $8 for non-residents.

Egg Hunt at Lewes Canalfront Park

When: Saturday, March 26, 1pm-3pm

Where: Canalfront Park, Lewes

What: The annual Easter Celebration in Lewes is fun for the whole family, with an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 10 and under. In addition the egg hunt, there will be face painting, music, balloon twister, games and more.