Granted, it hasn't felt much like Spring recently in the coastal region, but we're nonetheless moving forward with our pre-season events at and near the Delaware beaches.

And it just so happens that four of our five featured events for the weekend of April 13-15 will be happening outdoors, so let's hope Mother Nature has some decent weather planned for the region in the coming days.

Most of our events are in the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach area this weekend, but there are also some fantastic happenings planned for both the Cool Spring area, as well as a little further inland at the always picturesque Trap Pond State Park, located between Millsboro and Laurel.

Read more about all five of this weekend's featured events below, but first here's the Oldfather Group's Jeff Hecker with a quick video preview of what's on tap for this middle weekend of April in the coastal region.


NOTE: The video above was filmed outside of one of the Oldfather Group's premiere waterfront properties. Learn more about this home HERE.

REMINDER: be sure to check out the interactive map at the end of this blog entry to learn more about this weekend's featured events.

Okay, so let's get right to it shall we? 

Here are our top five picks for fun and entertaining happenings during the weekend of April 13-15 in the coastal region:

CAMP Rehoboth Women’s Fest (April 12-15). An acronym for “Fun, Entertainment, Spring, Tradition,” this celebration of women has become an early season tradition in coastal Delaware over the last 18 years. 

This year’s event will once again feature sensational entertainment, fun-filled workshops, engaging speakers, great food, games, a craft expo, golf and pickleball, a "Broadwalk on the Boardwalk" and much more.

Headlining the 2018 event will be singer Janis Ian, a two-time Grammy Award winner, columnist, activist and writer.

Visit CAMP Rehoboth for more information.

Spring Fling at Lavender Fields (April 14). This fun spring-time event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, April 14, at the fabulous Lavender Fields at Warrington Manner in Cool Spring.

Located just off Route 9 between Lewes and Georgetown, the 2018 "Spring Fling" features an early look at the grounds, including the spring herb and vegetable gardens, the zen garden, the peaceful labyrinth and much more.

Organizers also invite you to bring lunch and enjoy your mid-day meal at several inviting places located throughout the southern Delaware farm.

Baked items will be available for purchase, the on-site store will be open and the "Glass Shed" will also be open to visitors.

Visit Lavender Fields online for more information.

Walk for Autism (April 14). The single largest community fundraiser benefitting Autism Delaware will be held this Saturday, April 14. The event is scheduled to begin promptly at 11 a.m., and is the first part of a two-part First State event.

More than 3,000 participants are expected between Cape Henlopen State Park (April 14) and Fox Point State Park (April 21), with a goal of helping people and families in Delaware affected by autism.

Highlights of the event include music, food trucks, contests, inflatables, children's activities and more. Parking is free and registration begins at 9 a.m., with the walk beginning two hours later.

For more information, visit www.delautism.org.

April in Paris Fashion Show (April 14). Join the Village Improvement Association (VIA) this Saturday, April 14, at Nassau Valley Vineyards, where the ladies of the VIA will be hosting their annual fashion show beginning at 11 a.m.

Tickets cost $40 and include the fashion show, as well as a French luncheon prepared by Abbott's Grill. Food items will include crevette salad, tomato and goat cheese quiche, truffled barley salad, sun-dried cherries and duck confit.

There will also be a cash wine bar presented by Nassau Valley Vineyards.

Click HERE for more information, or to purchase tickets.

Cape Gazette Photo/Steven Billups

Party at the Pond/Family Jeep Jamboree (April 13-14). Now here’s something fun for the Jeep enthusiasts in the group. This Friday and Saturday, Trap Pond State Park, located between Millsboro and Laurel, will play host to a unique event for Jeep lovers. 

The event will include a “show and shine,” a scavenger hunt, live music by both Charlie & The Cool Tones and Third Rail, and an informal meet and greet. So bring your Jeep (not required) and have some fun this weekend at Delaware’s first state park. 

Other events featured during the weekend include a youth fishing tournament, wagon rides, food trucks, vendors, door prizes, disc golf and much more.

Proceeds from this annual event benefit the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and the Trap Pond Partners Playground Fund.

For more information, visit www.jeeppartyatthepond.com.

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a fun and exciting few days here in the coastal region.

And be sure to check back here next week in our “Weekender Blog” for more great happenings at and near the Delaware beaches.

Have a great weekend everyone!