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Lewes Chamber of Commerce Launches New Event – Fun Friday – April 29.
Lewes Celebrates The Royal Wedding
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce’s Historic Lewes Business Committee is launching a new event called Fun Friday which will take place this year on April 29th and September 23rd.
The inaugural event on Friday, April 29th is themed to coincide with the Royal Wedding taking place on the other side of the pond that day. The September 23rd Fun Friday will be an Italian Festival. Both Fun Fridays will take place all day and into the evening.
Visitors to Lewes on April 29th will be treated as “guests” to Lewes’ celebration of the Royal Wedding. The celebration literally starts out with a bang. Richard Perez will fire a cannon from 1812 Park at 11:30 a.m. to launch the event. There will be free royal horse-drawn carriage rides leaving from the 1812 parking lot next to the Lewes Rehoboth Canal drawbridge and looping around Second Street to the Lewes Historical Society and back to the parking lot beginning at noon until 3 p.m.
At 2 p.m., there will be Royal Doggie Wedding in 1812 Park with a special doggie couple costumed in tux and white bridal gown and officiated by Lewes Mayor Jim Ford. Following the ceremony, the “guests” are invited to attend the reception at P.U.P.S. with a Wedding Pupcake.
Brits love their croquet games and visitors to Lewes that day can spend a little time playing a game or two at the Lewes Historical Society complex.
Later that afternoon at 3 p.m., The Buttery Restaurant is hosting a High Tea.
As with any Royal Wedding, there will be musical entertainment. Keith Mack will be performing in front of Citizens Bank from 5 – 7 p.m.
As the Royal Wedding guests stroll through the streets of downtown Lewes on April 29th, they will be able to partake in the celebrations going on throughout the day and into the evening in the many shops and restaurants participating in the Fun Friday event.
The businesses listed below are participating and are located on Second, Front and Market Streets. They are offering discounts as well as British-themed refreshments and activities.
Inn at Canal Square is offering a Royal Wedding week-end package including 2 night lodging. High Tea at The Buttery, wine & cheese tray delivered to your room and a $50 gift certificate for any Lewes restaurant.
R & L Liquors is having a British Beer Tasting from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Blooming Boutique is hosting a “Big Hat, Tiara and Champagne” party and anyone who wears a hat or tiara will get a 20% off coupon to use for one item.
The GFWC Zwaanendael Women’s Club is exhibiting several collections of tea cups and tea pots and is offering oracle card readings by Madame Dora.
Notting Hill Coffee Roastery is offering High Tea to Go – Highway Tea and scone special.
Beach Jetty is serving British refreshments all day.
Lewes Gourmet is celebrating “Royal Tea” with all the guests receiving a free sample teabag of Imperial God Tea and a drawing for a Royal Tea gift basket.
Puzzles is offering $2 off any British-themed jigsaw puzzle of $10 or more.
The Cottage is selling tiaras in advance of the royal wedding day and on the day of the wedding.
Sand N Stones is selling commemorative buttons with Kate and William’s picture on them.
Kids’ Ketch is encouraging kids to come dressed as princes and princesses. They will be able to make their own crowns or tiaras all day using Sticky Mosaics. The Playmobil wedding chapel will be set up in the store all day. Kate and William traditional paper dolls are for sale, as well.
The princesses in Two Friends will have the their tiaras firmly in place with special sales including Vera Bradley and other surprises.
Jerry’s Seafood is serving a “Royal Menu” of bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, fish n’chips and spotted dick.
The Zwaanendael Museum will be playing Colonial games outside with their staff dressed in Colonial clothing and power point presentations on the Debraak and the Roosevelt Inlet shipwrecks (both British Ships) at 2 p.m.
Habersham Peddler Interiors is offering a 25% discount on their reproduction Princess Diana’s boudoir desk and they’ll be serving tea, scones and strawberries.
The Buttery Restaurant will be serving fish n’ chips.
Ginger Moon is offering a 30% off all white yarns.
Striper Bites and Kindle are serving English style beers and authentic British food selections.
Wilmington Trust will be decorated in a wedding party theme inside and out.
King’s Homemade Ice Cream Shop is offering a special Royal Wedding ice cream sunday with toffee and vanilla ice cream because Kate’s favorite dessert is sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream.
Beseme’s menu will feature dishes from the cuisine of the British Isles.
Cake Bar will be serving wedding cake slices for their customers.
Deanna’s & Piccolino are giving away a Princess Diana ring with each purchase and serving tea and crumpets beginning at 4 p.m.
Twila Farrell is offering a 10% discount on non-sale merchandise to anyone wearing a tiara.
Marsha’s Co. is hosting a “My Invitation Must Have Gotten Lost in the Mail” free cup of English breakfast tea – “No Hard Feelings”.
Trader’s Jewelry & Gift Shop is inviting people to bring their wedding pictures to the store any time in April and they’ll be displayed in their window. A drawing for a prize will take place, as well.