Going Once, Going Twice….
Do Well by Doing Good
These days there aren’t many ways your money can go farther—but here’s one: the SUNFESTIVAL Auction.
Thinking of taking a dream vacation? Longing for an original Murray Archibald painting? Loving the idea of a date night a month for a year? By winning one of the SUNFESTIVAL auction items, you not only get something you crave, but also have the satisfaction of seeing your money support the vital programs and services of CAMP Rehoboth.
This year’s SUNFESTIVAL Auction will take place at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30), Saturday, September 2, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center as part of A Night of Comedy, Drag, and Song, featuring headliners Dixie Longate and Randy Roberts. It’s an opportunity to laugh, be entertained, and possibly end up with a great auction item.
Here are some of the items up for bid:
8-Day Dutch & Belgian Delights
River Cruise for Two
(Aug. 5-12, 2024)
Picture you and a guest sailing for 7 nights/8 days on this 5-star river cruise, which will take you from vibrant Amsterdam through the lush landscapes and the kaleidoscopic colors of the Dutch and Belgium waterways. Explore historic windmills, Amsterdam’s canals, Ghent, Antwerp, Rotterdam, and so much more on the beautiful and intimate Amadeus Star (only 164 guests). Donated by Brand g.
Lisbon in Luxury (7-Night Stay + Two Business-Class Airfare Tickets)
You and a guest will fly business class to enjoy an exciting week-long stay at the extraordinary Ivens Autograph Hotel in Lisbon, the capital and largest city in Portugal. Explore fascinating architecture, historical landmarks, white sand beaches, and fantastic cuisine—all in a lively gay-friendly atmosphere. Donated by Danny Sebright.
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Olivia Vacation for Two
(Oct. 26 - Nov. 2, 2024)
For the best Halloween (and Dia de los Muertos!) of your life, bid to win this all-inclusive, all-indulgent oceanfront Olivia vacation at the lavish Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, near Mexico’s most LGBTQ-friendly city—Puerto Vallarta! Relax on a beautiful beach and enjoy a beverage at the swim-up bar, rejuvenate at the Rock Spa or play all day, then dine and dance all night with rockstar entertainment. Donated by Olivia Cruises.
Choose Your Own Cruise on Celebrity
You have no concrete plans, but you DO know you want to get away? Then this item is for you! You and a guest will choose one itinerary from Bermuda, Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, West Coast/Mexican Riviera Mexico, and Accent on Travel will help you plan the trip of your dreams on the award-winning luxury cruise line, Celebrity. Donated by Accent on Travel.
Original Art by Murray Archibald
The Biggs Museum of American Art just acquired an original work by artist and CAMP Rehoboth co-founder Murray Archibald, and you can, too. Murray created SOULMATE especially for SUNFESTIVAL. This remarkable 30” x 30” acrylic gouache and watercolor will be the only artwork in the SUNFESTIVAL live auction, and CAMP Rehoboth is eagerly awaiting its unveiling. Start seeking a special place where you can display this artwork and come ready with your winning bid! Donated by Murray Archibald.
Date Nights for a Year
You can have peace of mind knowing you don’t have to sit and decide where to go for date night for a whole year. This exceptional package includes a total of 12 gift cards from the Rehoboth area’s best and most fun restaurants, with each card valued between $150 and $200. Just close your eyes, pick a gift card, and your dinner plans are set. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Women’s FEST Premier Package, April 25 to 28, 2024
Be ready for an extraordinary experience with this 2024 Women’s FEST Premier Package. Over the Women’s FEST long weekend, April 25 to 28, 2024, you and three of your friends will be treated to an exclusive experience that includes four 2024 FEST Passes, tickets and premier seating to Women’s FEST events, entry to the dances, and access to the famous “Green Room” for a meet-and-greet with the headline entertainment, a stylish place to stay for four nights, and dining out options with five restaurant gift cards.
Cannondale Topstone Neo SL 2 eBike
Want to peddle around town and on the bike trails, but then be able to turn on the motor to get some help? Then this item is for you. The Cannondale Topstone Neo SL 2is a lightweight, capable, and versatile gravel ebike, with the power to chase horizons, explore routes less traveled or accelerate your daily routine. Donated by Seagreen Bicycles.
Don’t Forget the Dance Tickets
After the auction and the Night of Comedy, Drag, and Song, you won’t want to miss the SUNFESTIVAL Night of Dance on Sunday, September 3, starting at 7:00 p.m. This hugely popular annual event, held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, features world-class DJs/producers, amazing light effects, and a dance floor second to none. This year, the Night of Dance will feature DJ Producer Robbie Leslie and DJ Producer Joe Gauthreaux. These world-class DJs will offer an unforgettable musical journey with classic mirror ball memories, dance floor anthems, and the latest club beats, all within a transformed Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, for the ultimate dance party to close out the summer.
Tickets and additional information are available at: camprehoboth.com/sunfestival2023. ▼