Plan Now for Women’s FEST!
The Mid-Atlantic’s largest event specifically for women is returning to Rehoboth Beach April 27-30, and you don’t want to miss it. In fact, stop what you’re doing right now, jot the dates in your calendar, and book accommodations if needed (see sidebar—rooms are selling out fast).
The organizers are busy finalizing the details, but here’s what you can expect:
Fun* From the moment the kick-off party begins on Thursday night until the lights go out at the after-party Sunday afternoon, Women’s FEST will offer no shortage of fun.
Want sports? How about a pickleball tournament or cornhole on the beach? Golf more your speed? Choose from a full round of 18 holes at The Rookery on Thursday or a quick nine holes at American Classic on Friday—or why not both?
Walking more your speed? Join the enthusiastic crowd strolling the boards on Sunday in the popular Broadwalk on the Boardwalk and help raise funds for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The Coalition provides programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms, and offer support and resources to women and men in our local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer.
Long to kick up your heels? Party the night away at the main dance bash, which will be held at the convention center Saturday night (other opportunities to dance are in the works). With both live music and a DJ, this event is a don’t miss.
Entertainment* It’s always nice to start off with a laugh, and you’re sure to have that when comedian Jen Kober takes the stage on Friday night with her original blend of stand-up, storytelling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Opening for her will be Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth of Mouths of Babes. With their previous bands, Girlyman and Coyote Grace, Ty and Ingrid captivated thousands of loyal fans as they crisscrossed the country, rocked festival main stages, and toured with the likes of the Indigo Girls and Dar Williams.
Saturday will provide more entertainment options you won’t want to miss. We can’t spill the beans just yet, but trust us, there will be no shortage of delights.
Spring* Nature’s time of rebirth, regeneration, and reinvigoration, spring is the perfect setting for Women’s FEST, an event at which you can renew old relationships (and create new ones), restore your commitment to health and fitness, and relish being surrounded by other women, all freely enjoying themselves in a safe setting. Returning for the 22nd year, Women’s FEST is the perfect way to kick off this year’s season at the beach.
In addition to sports, music, and dance, this year’s FEST includes an expo, an auction, health information and screenings, and other activities. You won’t want to miss a moment.
Tradition* In April 2001, a small group of women—the CAMP Rehoboth Women’s Project—put together a half-day Women’s Conference. The event offered speakers addressing topics such as health, financial planning, and legal protection for lesbian couples banned from legal marriages. The morning conference, upstairs at the Rehoboth Library, was a sell-out at 75 women.
Fast forward to 2022. “Electrifying,” “amazing,” and “energizing” are some of the words that were used to describe last year’s FEST. As Board President Wesley Combs put it: “Women’s FEST is one of the jewels in CAMP Rehoboth’s crown.” And the 2023 FEST is shaping up to be even bigger and better. ▼
*Fun, Entertainment, Spring, Tradition: FEST!
1. If you need a room, call The Breakers Hotel & Suites at 302-227-6688 and mention Women’s FEST to get the discount (the host hotel is already full, so hurry!).
2. Visit camprehoboth.com to get current information on events and ticket availability.
3. Consider becoming a sponsor for free FEST admissions, T-shirts, and other benefits.