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Weekend to Remember: CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST

Spring marks the time for the annual CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST. Celebrating its 14th year, the Women’s FEST offers dance parties, concerts, sporting activities, an educational conference, walking tours and much more. Chely Wright and Karen Williams headline during the FEST, April 10-13, 2014. Not just for summer beach goers, the Rehoboth area offers the LGBT community year-round entertainment, social activities and fun.

Women can purchase a FEST Pass to get exclusive deals and entrance to popular FEST activities. With a FEST Pass, FEST goers can attend the opening night dance party, gain entry to the shopping expo and participate in innovative conference workshops. FEST Pass holders will also receive one general admission ticket to see a headlining performer, a custom designed event T-shirt, discounts around town in many restaurants and stores, and much more. Donna Whiteside, co-chair of the Women’s FEST commented, “Whether you’re in a relationship or single, this year’s CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST will be packed with fun and educational activities. Join us in LGBT friendly Rehoboth. It will be a weekend to remember!”

Women's Fest 2014Music & Entertainment
Chely Wright will headline with a concert on Friday night. Named the Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music,Wright has released her eighth album and made history as the first country music star to “come out” publically. Internationally renowned comedian, Karen Williams, will crack-up audiences with her Saturday evening performance. There will be more events and performances happening around town; including popular performers Christine Havrilla and SheWho. Want to dance or meet up with friends? There will be two dances, a speed dating event, photo and art show and a wedding fashion show.

Educate & Inspire
With twenty workshops to choose from there will be plenty of activities to fit a diverse array of interests. Comedian Karen Williams will host a laugh a minute Bingo game and Olivia Travel will share sneak peeks from upcoming excursions. Some other workshop topics included are: financial planning, women’s health, marriage equality, gardening with naturalists as well as readings and book signings with major lesbian authors. Featured sporting events include: pickle ball, indoor tennis, a bike ride of Rehoboth and Lewes, a golf outing, and FEST Olympic Games.

Ready to inspire? Join CAMP Rehoboth for the annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk on Sunday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m. Wear pink to honor the lives of those who have died or struggled with breast cancer and to educate others.

Tradition & Community
Women’s FEST began with a small group of women who approached CAMP Rehoboth about holding a 1-day conference. Initially, it was small but successful. Dottie Cirelli, co-chair of Women’s FEST, explains, “We want to support the mission of our ‘room for all’ community center, CAMP Rehoboth, and give all women an experience that is fun, educational, and inspirational.”

The Women’s FEST has evolved into a four-day event for women in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. With discounts around town in many restaurants and stores, for those attending the FEST, this is great time to check out Rehoboth and support the LGBT community. To review the FEST schedule and register, visit the CAMP Rehoboth website ( and look for the Women’s FEST logo. The events are filled on a first come first served basis.