April Things To Do in Maryland
April 1: Lewis Black
Comedian Lewis Black will perform at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on April 1. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show beginning at 8 p.m.
April 7-8: Easter Art & Craft Show and Kids Fun Fair
Enjoy continuous activities, contests and entertainment, including Beanny the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt, limbo contests, a juggling show and more. The Kids Fun Fair will be joined by the Art & Craft Show, featuring creative gifts and including lawn and garden decor. The event will be held April 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and $2 for military, police and fire personnel with a valid ID. Admission is free for children ages 3 and under.
April 26: Originals Only
The Art League of Ocean City will host its monthly Originals Only showcase from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy coffee and live performances by DomtheGonzo, Josh Quillen, Big Chap and Fraiser Fir. Event is free to attend.
April 29-30: Anime Ocean City
Anime Ocean City comes to the Ocean City convention center for its first year. The event will feature special guests, an Artist Alley, a vendor marketplace, cosplay contests and panels. Festivities will take place Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $50 for VIP, $30 for a weekend pass, $20 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday. Kids ages 10 and under are free.
April 30: Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra returns to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Celebrating its 25th season, the orchestra will perform Overture No. 1 in E Minor, Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major and Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” among other things. General admission tickets are $55.
April 30: Ocean City Bridal Show
The 2023 Ocean City Bridal Show will be held at Seacrets from 1-3 p.m. Meet top wedding vendors, sip cocktails and watch the Beauty & The Beach Fashion Show by Sandals Bridal. Attendees will also have an opportunity to win a Sandals wedding dress or $500 Rox Check. Admission is $12.95.
April 8: Spring Celebration
The Town of Berlin will celebrate its Spring Celebration with games, crafts, face painting, egg hunts, a Bonnet Parade and more. The egg hunt will begin at 1 p.m. at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum, with a talent show to follow. The event, sponsored by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 10 a.m. in downtown Berlin.
April 22: Earth Day Cleanup
The Town of Fenwick Island will host its annual Earth Day Cleanup on April 22. Additional information, including start time, will be posted on the town’s website.
April 20, 22: Earth Day Events
The Town of South Bethany will host its Earth Day events on the evenings of April 20 and April 22. Additional information, including times and locations, will be posted on the town’s website. The events will be sponsored by the Community Relations and Canal Water Quality Committees.
April 8: Trail Day
Join Friends of Holts Landing State Park for its monthly Trail Day. Join crews in sprucing up the trails. Coffee, donuts and tools are provided. The event is held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
April 28-29: Ocean To Bay Bike Tour
Join cyclists through a tour of Sussex County. The event offers a 10-mile, 30-mile, 50-mile, metric century and century rides on flat terrain. Festivities begin at 7 a.m.
April 8: Dewey Beach Easter Egg Scoop
Dewey Beach will host its annual Easter Egg Scoop. Fun for all ages, the event includes an egg hunt and entertainment.
April 9: Easter Ecumenical Sunrise Service
Epworth United Methodist Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church, along with other churches, will celebrate Easter through song, scripture, prayer and sermon at the Rehoboth Bandstand. The worship service will begin at 6 a.m., with pre-service music beginning at 5:40 a.m.
April 15-16: Coastal Delaware Running Festival
Several running events will be held throughout the weekend, including a Boston Marathon-qualifying marathon and half-marathon and Challenge races. Funds raised support the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation, Lions Club and other local nonprofits and youth sports teams. Registration is now open.
April 28: PAWS For People’s Doodle Parade
PAWS for People is part of Doodles in Dewey weekend celebration. Festivities include a Doodle costume parade on the boardwalk. Registration will open in front of the bandstand at 4:30 p.m. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.
April 1-16: Lewes Tulip Celebration
Between April 1-16, more than 30,000 tulips will bloom at various locations throughout town as part of the Lewes Tulip Celebration. Festivities, including art exhibits walking tours and flower sales, will be held throughout the three weekends in April.
April 7: Historic Lewes First Fridays
The Lewes Historical Society will open the doors of the Sussex Tavern at the Rabbits Ferry House for Historic Lewes First Fridays. Each month, the tavern will feature history interpreters and more. The event is held from 4-7 p.m.
April 7-8: Lewes Tulip Sale
Lewes in Bloom will be selling tulips at the Bank Street Plaza on Second Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until tulips sell out.
April 8: Dutch Poetry In The Park
The Zwaanendael Museum will host Dutch Poetry in the Park, which will include poetry readings and interpretation of the Spurring Verses detailing the 1662 Dutch settlement. The event begins at 2 p.m.
April 15-16: Hearty In the Cause
A living history program, “Hearty in the Cause: Lewes 1776,” will feature historic interpreters as they take attendees through what Lewes was like in April 1776. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 15: Annual Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting
A tasting, sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park, will be held at the CHSP Officers Club from 4-6 p.m. Tickets are $27 in advance or $30 at the door.
April 22: Delaware Defense Day
Fort Miles Museum will celebrate the allied victory of World War II with its annual living history event, featuring World War II reenactors, military vehicles, artillery demonstrations, museum tours and more. Delaware Defense Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.