Wednesday, April 29

3-5 p.m. Film, TBA—$10 per person. Cinema Art Theatre, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, Lewes. 

7 p.m. Georgette Krenkel Welcome Dance Party—FREE. Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave. Meet, greet, and dance to the music of Viki Dee and DJ Jamie Fox; free photo booth by Fortier Photography. Singles lounge. Cash bar (no credit cards). Food available for purchase. Sponsored by and in celebration of the late Georgette Krenkel.  

Thursday, April 30

9 a.m.-4 p.m. FEST Golf Outing—$70 per player. 18 holes. The Rookery South, 27052 Broadkill Road, Milton. Advance registration required. Maximum players: 80. Assemble your own foursome or join a random draw. Host: Barb Thompson; Sponsor: Lana Warfield, Realtor, and The Dupre-Keating Group of Janney Montgomery Scott.  

7:15 p.m. Early FEST Pass/sponsor seating for Chely Wright Concert, 229 Rehoboth Ave. 

7:30 p.m. General seating for 

8 p.m. Chely Wright concert—FEST Pass or $50 individual ticket. Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave. Advance reservations online recommended. Tickets, if available, sold at the door at 6:45 p.m. Cash bar, ASL interpretation by Susan Morissette. Honoring Legacy Sponsor: Jeanine O'Donnell, State Farm. 
 

Friday, May 1

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Yoga on the Beach (weather permitting)—FREE. Instructor: Karen Gifuni. Bring yoga mat and water. On the beach in front of Atlantic Sands Hotel, 1 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach

8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Pickleball Doubles Tournament—$30 per team. Dave Marshall Tennis Club, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Lewes. Skill levels: A-Advanced 3.6 and above, B-Intermedite Plus 3.0-3.5, C- Intermediate 2.9 and below. Special prizes. Must advance register as two-person team with named players (one person registers per team). Maximum teams: 40. Primary Sponsor Diane Scobey; Award Sponsor: Karen Gustafson and Deb Qualey; In-Kind Sponsor: Sandy Oropel, First State Pickleball Club and Delaware Senior Olympics. 

9-11 a.m. CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program (CROP)—FREE. Location to be announced. Join like minded volunteers in a community service project. Everyone welcome. 

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Health Fair—FREE. CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Beebe Healthcare staff will provide screening, including cholesterol and sugar levels, bone density, etc. Please fast for 8 hours ahead of time if you would like fasting blood test result. 

10-11 a.m. Bingo with Vickie Shaw and Lisa Koch—$10 at door. Three games, cash prizes. Atlantic Sands Hotel, 1 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 

10-11:30 a.m. Rehoboth Walking Tour—FREE. Starting at CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Ave. Join host Joan Ridolfi and Jean Boland for a 1.5-2-mile stroll through downtown. Hear local history, see the sights. Rain or shine; weather contingency plan in place. Maximum participants: 30. 

10 a.m.-Noon Lewes-Rehoboth Casual Bike Ride—FREE. Check-in 9:45 a.m. Bikes To Go, 174 Rehoboth Ave. Relaxed pace, easy scenic ride on Cape Henlopen State Park trail. Bring your bike or rent a hybrid or mountain bike (trail unsuitable for street bikes). Helmet required. No music or dog carriages allowed. Tour guide: Rina Pelligrini.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Golden Crown Literary Society Book Fair, Author Signings, and Readings—FREE. Atlantic Sands Hotel, 1 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Meet prominent LGBTQ writers. All welcome. 

1-2 p.m. Ten More Queer Women in Art—FREE. Atlantic Sands Hotel, 1 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Art talk by lesbian artist/writer/educator Liz Bradbury. 

2:30-3:30 p.m. Unapologetic and Unashamed—FREE. Atlantic Sands Hotel, 1 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Speaker Mariah Burton Nelson discusses a personal, political, inspirational story about grief, sports, creativity, and ancient goddess figurines. 

3-5 p.m. Women's Photography and Art Show: Reception with Artists—FREE. CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Featuring original art by women artists. Includes refreshments by DiFebo's. 

4-6 p.m. Singles Mixer—FREE. G Restaurant, 234 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Wear your singles bracelet (free for all who request one) and meet up with other singles. Music by DJ Nan. Cash bar. Sponsors: Gay Women of Rehoboth Meet-Up; Donna Whiteside, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Gallo Realty. 

7:15 p.m. Early FEST Pass/sponsor seating for Funny Girlz Show, with Lisa Koch, Vickie Shaw, and Roxanna Ward. Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave. 

7:30 p.m. General seating for

8 p.m. Funny Girlz Show. Includes 20th Anniversary Tribute to FEST Founders. FEST Pass or $40 individual ticket. Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave. Advance reservations online recommended. Tickets, if available, sold at door at 6:45 p.m. Cash bar, ASL interpretation by Susan Morisette. Honoring Legacy Sponsor: Lana Warfield. 

 

Saturday, May 2

8:30-9:30 a.m. Yoga on the Beach (weather permitting)—FREE. Instructor: Karen Gifuni. Bring yoga mat and water. One the beach in front of Atlantic Sands Hotel, 1 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 

9-11 a.m. Nine-hole golf scramble—$36. American Classic Golf Club, 18485 Bethpage Dr, Lewes. Advance registration required. Maximum platers: 36. Host: Jo Picone. 

9-10:30 a.m. Pickleball 101—$10. Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave. Instructors: USAPA Ambassadors Kathy Casey and Susan Broker. For beginners only. Learn the basics of the game sweeping the nation. Advance registration required. Host: Kathy Casey. 

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Women's FEST EXPO—FREE. Rehoboth Beach Fire Station, 219 Rehoboth Ave. (next to Rehoboth Beach Convention Center). Dozens of arts and crafts artisans; book sales and signings by award-winning authors. Music by Phase 2. Open to public. 

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cornhole Doubles Tournament—$10 per person. Must advance register as two-person team with named players (one person registers per team). Patio, Atlantic Sands Hotel, 1 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Maximum teams: 25. Double elimination. Cash prizes for winning team and runner-up. Host: Rina Pelligrini. Sponsor: Glussich Realty Group. 

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Ratification and Effects of the ERA, Keynote Address by Eleanor Smeal and Toni Van Pelt—FREE. Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave. A discussion on the Equal Right Amendment. Smeal is President of the Feminist Majority and Van Pelt is President of NOW (National Organization of Women). 

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Phase 2 Performance—FREE. During the Women's FEST EXPO, Rehoboth Beach Fire Station, 219 Rehoboth Ave. (next to Rehoboth Beach Convention Center).

1-2 p.m. Meet and hear from Regina Lombardo—FREE. The highest ranking woman and a career civil servant in the US Department of Justice on critical issues in the US and a personal story success in navigating the challenges while maintaining her personal integrity. Presentation sponsored by Women in Federal Law Enforcement. 

2:30 p.m. Film screening and discussion: All We've Got—$5. Atlantic Sands Ballroom, 1 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. An exciting film about LGBTQ women's communities and cultures, through the lens of the physical spaces they create, from bars to bookstores, to arts and politics. Host: Filmmaker, Alexis Clements. 

2-3 p.m. Concert: Singer Regina Sayles—$15. CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Advance tickets online recommended. 

7:15 p.m. Early FEST Pass/sponsor seating for 8 p.m. Indigo Girls concert, Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave.

7:30 p.m. General seating for

8 p.m. Indigo Girls concert—FEST Pass or $75 individual ticket. Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Advance ticket sales. Tickets, if available, sold at door at 6:45 p.m. Cash bar, ASL interpretation by Susan Morissette. Honoring Legacy Sponsor: Jenn Harpel, Morgan Stanley.

Sunday, May 3

9-11 a.m. 10th Annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk—FREE. CAMP Rehoboth fundraiser for Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, hosted by CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. The Broadwalk commemmorates those lost to cancer, celebrates survivors, and educates others. Originally focused only on breast cancer (pink), if now includes people with any kind of cancer (lavender). Donations greatly appreciated and tax deductible. Sponsor: Karen Gustafson, Realtor, Move2Rehoboth. Coffee courtest of Lori's Oy Vey Cafe, signs courtesy of Signarama, music by DJ Sharon and Jamie Fox, photography by Beth Franks, aerial photography by Susan Fortier. Starting Monday, February 24. Register here or donate here.

9:45 a.m. Drawing for the fabulous Olivia Raffle—$20 per chance (6 for $100). Win a luxury cruise for two from Greece to Israel. Need not be present to win!

Noon-4 p.m. FEST Farewell Party with Viki Dee—FREE. Stop by (location TBD) on your way out of town for an exciting FEST farewell party. 

3-4:30 p.m. STILL Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay—$20 Tickets. CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. LGBTQ activist and sit-down comic Fay Jacobs brings her national tour (with some new stories) back home. Fay's motto is nothing is ever so horrible if it's worth the story you can tell. 

 

NOTE: All outdoor events subject to reasonable weather; no refunds if rained out. This preliminary schedule subject to change.