FEST Event Schedule at a Glance  

 

Thursday, April 12

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Annual FEST Golf Outing —18 Holes at The Rookery South. Cost: $65 per player. Advance registration required. Register early, this sells out! Max players: 80. Assemble your own foursome or join a random draw. Includes 18-hole shot gun start, and best-ball round with great prizes! Lunch, too! Registration 8 a.m. for 9 a.m. tee-off. Driving directions available on CAMP website and in FEST Booklet. Host: Barb Thompson; Sponsor: Lana Warfield, Realtor and The Dupre Keating Group at Morgan Stanley.

3-7 p.m. Pick up your FEST Pass at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. Free Time to explore downtown Rehoboth’s quaint shops, eateries, boardwalk, and more.  

7-10 p.m. FREE Welcome Dance Party—Always a blast! Atlantic Sands Hotel Ballroom, Baltimore Avenue, at the Boardwalk. Come have fun, meet, greet and dance to the music of the fabulous Viki Dee and the marvelous DJ Nan, free photo booth by Fortier Photography. Cash Bar (credit cards not accepted). Sponsored by and in celebration of the late Georgette Krenkel.

 

Friday, April 13

9–11 a.m. CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program (CROP)—FREE! Meet people and participate in CAMP Rehoboth’s Outreach Program by joining other volunteers in a local community service project. Location and directions will be announced at FEST. Everyone welcome!

9 a.m.–2 p.m. Book Fair, author signings and readings. FREE! Sandpiper Room, Atlantic Sands, with prominent lesbian writers from Bold Strokes Books, Bywater Books and the Golden Crown Literary Society. Meet and greet your favorite authors or be introduced to some wild new titles and authors. Already on the roster will be Lynn Ames, Ann Aptaker, MB Austin, Roslyn Bane, Addison M. Conley, Jackie D., Stefani Deoul, Carol Anne Douglas, Marcia Gallo, Cheryl Head, Fay Jacobs, Marianne K. Martin, Ann McMan, RJ Samuel, Alison Solomon, Rachel Spangler, Sheryl Wright and more. All welcome.  

10–11 a.m. Lesbian Trivia Contest. FREE!  With DJ Sharon. Come laugh and learn. Prizes! Atlantic Sands Hotel Ballroom.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pick up your FEST Pass at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. Free time to explore downtown Rehoboth’s shops, eateries, boardwalk, and more.  

10 a.m - noon. Lewes-Rehoboth Casual Bike Ride—FREE! Check-in at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m.  prompt departure. Location: Bike To Go, 174 Rehoboth Ave., (302-227-7600). Relaxed pace and easy ride on Cape Henlopen State Park’s new trail to Herring Point and beyond. Beautiful scenic ride. Bring your own bike or rent a hybrid or mountain bike. Helmet required. No music or dog carriages allowed. Caution: street bicycles with thin tires are not allowed on local crushed stone trails. Host and Tour Guide: Rina Pelligrini.

10–11:30 a.m. Walking Tour of Rehoboth—FREE! Starting at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Avenue, join host Joan Ridolfi for a 1.5-2 mile casual stroll through downtown Rehoboth. Fascinating walk includes local history, the famous tent houses, Rehoboth Art League and more. Rain or shine—bad weather contingency plans in place. Show up at 9:45 for a prompt 10 a.m. departure. Max participants: 30.

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Pickleball Doubles Tournament—Dave Marshall Tennis Club, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Lewes. Intermediate Players Only. Skill Levels: Advanced 3.6 and above, Intermediate Plus 3.0-3.5, Intermediate 2.9 and below - Special prizes! Cost:$24 per team. Must register as a team of two with named players at time of ticket purchase. Advance team registration required. Max Teams: 40. Arrive by 10:30 a.m. for check-in. Driving directions available on CAMP website. Primary Sponsor: Diane Scobey; Prize Sponsor Sandy Oropel, Sawgrass and First State Pickleball Clubs, and Delaware Senior Olympics.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bettenroo Behind the Scenes – Atlantic Sands Ballroom. Come hear this popular duo perform, talk about their music, upcoming plans plus a Q&A. Ticket price $10.

12:30–1:45 p.m. Lunch and free time —Rehoboth Beach restaurants welcome you!

1-2 p.m. Concert by Crys Matthews at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. Ticket price $15. Purchase in advance (recommended) or pay at the door, subject to ticket availability.

3–4 p.m. Julia Scotti Comedy Show at Atlantic Sands Ballroom. Ticket price $15. Purchase in advance (recommended) or pay at the door, subject to ticket availability. Meet ‘n Greet following in adjacent room. Sponsor: Unfinished Business Thrift Shop.

3-5 p.m.  Women’s Photography and Art Show—FREE!. CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, (front building). Gorgeous original works of art by women artists and delightful refreshments. Sponsor: Jeanine O’Donnell, State Farm Insurance.

4–6 p.m. Singles Mixer at Restaurant G, 234 Rehoboth Avenue—Free!  Wear your singles bracelet (available at the Welcome Dance and CAMP Rehoboth) and meet up with other singles during Happy Hour. Music by DJ Nan. Cash bar. Sponsor: Gay Women of Rehoboth Meet-Up.

7 p.m. Early Seating for FEST Pass holders for headliner Janis Ian at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. (Included in FEST Pass) 7:30 p.m. seating for non-FESTpass holders. Advance reservations recommended, $40. Tickets sold at the door at 6:30 p.m., subject to availability. Everyone must be seated by 7:45 to avoid program interruption. Cash bar until 8:00. ASL interpretation by Susan Morissette. Legacy Sponsor: Jenn Harpel, Morgan Stanley; Contributing Sponsors Natalie Moss, Atom Irwin and Susan Wall.

 

Saturday, April 14

9 a.m.–2 p.m. Women’s FEST EXPO—FREE! Atlantic Sands Swan Ballroom. Craft artisans selling their unique creations, award winning author book sales and signings, Open to Women FEST attendees and the general public. Everyone is welcome! It’s fun!

10–11 a.m. Cornhole Doubles Tournament—on the beach in front of the Atlantic Sands Hotel, Baltimore Ave. at the Boardwalk. Price: $10 per person—Must register as a team of two with named players at the time of ticket purchase. Advance team registration required. Max teams: 25. Double elimination. Cash prizes for winning team and runner up!

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Conversation with U.S. Capitol Special Agent Crystal Griner (Invited)—FREE! Atlantic Sands Ballroom. Hear the story of her courageous actions to save lives of Congressional representatives gathered at a baseball field, even while sustaining a gunshot wound. Sponsor: (WIFLE) Women in Federal Law Enforcement

11 a.m.-3:00 p.m. EXPO continues. Lunch and free time–Rehoboth Beach restaurants welcome you!

1-2 p.m. Keynote Address—U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester. FREE! Hear her insights from the trenches for what’s happening in Congress and around the country related to progressive issues, LGBTQ rights and equality – and what we must watch for and do now in this unprecedented time.

1-2 p.m.—Andrea Nardello at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. 1 p.m. Tickets $15. Purchase in advance (recommended) or pay at the door, subject to availability.

2:30-5 p.m. Special Speaker Marcia Gallo and film Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement at the Atlantic Sands Ballroom. Hear lesbian historian Marcia Gallo discuss the legacy of Edie Windsor, and talk about our lesbian history and her fascinating new book “No One Helped—Kitty Genovese, New York City and the Myth of Urban Apathy.” Ticket price $10 in advance or at the door pending availability. Included in FEST Pass. Sponsor: Lana Warfield, Realtor.

5-10 p.m. Ladies 2000 Dance Party—at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Cost $15 (pay at door, cash only). Cash bar (no credit cards). Get your party on —Ladies 2000 is back! Grab your dancing shoes and enjoy the pulsating music of Steve Singer. Dance, socialize, meet new people, catch up with old friends and make some new ones. Just show up to enjoy the fun. See you there!

7 p.m. Early Seating for FEST Pass holders for Jessica Kirson Comedy Show. Atlantic Sands Swan Ballroom, 101 N. Boardwalk. 7:15 p.m. seating for Non-FEST Pass holders. Advance reservations are recommended. Tickets $25 pp will be sold at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m., subject to availability. Sponsor: Karen Gustafson, Realtor, Move2Rehoboth.

9 p.m. Early Seating for FEST Pass holders for Jessica Kirson Comedy Show. Atlantic Sands Swan Ballroom, 101 N. Boardwalk. 9:15 p.m. seating for Non-FEST Pass holders. Advance reservations are recommended. Tickets $25 pp will be sold at the door beginning at 8:30 p.m., subject to availability.

 

Sunday, April 15

9-11 a.m. 7th Annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk—A fun event for a serious cause!  Broadwalk on the Boardwalk is a fundraiser for Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, hosted by CAMP Rehoboth. The Broadwalk commemorates those who lost their battle with cancer, celebrates those who are surviving cancer, and educates others. The Broadwalk originally focused only on breast cancer (pink), but now includes people with all cancers (lavender). Meet at 9 a.m. at the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 37 Baltimore Ave. for complimentary coffee, music, and conviviality. The Broadwalk begins in front of CAMP Rehoboth promptly at 10 a.m. and ends on the beach with a brief but poignant ceremony. Come pretty in pink, or lovely in lavender! Everyone is invited, including polite dogs! Free Event. Tax deductible donations greatly appreciated. Sponsor: Karen Gustafson, Realtor, Move2Rehoboth. Coffee courtesy of Lori’s Oy Vey Café, Signs courtesy of Signarama, Music by DJ Sharon, Photography by Geri Dibiase Photography, Aerial Photography by Sue Fortier Photography.  

9:45 a.m. Drawing for the fabulous OLIVIA Raffle to win a cruise for two to the Greek Isles! Tickets, $20 each, or six for $100. On sale NOW at camprehoboth.com. Need not be present to win!

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday Brunch downtown. Look for the list of participating restaurants

*All outdoor events subject to reasonable weather; no refunds if rained out.

*This preliminary schedule subject to change.