August 23, 2012 at 11:22 am EDT | by Erin Durkin
Holiday weekend beach fun

Summer at Rehoboth Beach. (Blade file photo by Joey DiGuglielmo)

Rehoboth Beach, Del., is always bustling with LGBT activities throughout the Labor Day weekend. Here are a few in case you’re heading to the beach next weekend.

The 25th anniversary Sundance Celebration occurs Sept. 1-2 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center (229 Rehoboth Ave.) in benefit of CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. On Sept. 1, there’s a Sundance Auction, cocktail buffet and an open bar starting at 7 p.m. The party starts the next night at 8 with dancing and an open bar. Tickets are $45 for one event and $80 for both events. For more information or to buy tickets, visit

If you’re at the beach this weekend, CAMP Rehoboth and Seashore Striders hold their Sundance 5K Run, Walk or Sashay on Sunday (Aug. 26). Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. The race starts and finishes at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center (37 Baltimore Ave.).

There’s a scenic route through downtown Rehoboth Beach. There are separate routes for the 5K run/walk and the 1-mile walking course. At the end, awards are presented to top three finishers in 16 age groups. Prizes are also given out to those in best costumes. Refreshments are served and there are raffle prizes.

Pre-registration is $25 with a guaranteed T-shirt. In person registration is $30. If attendees don’t want to walk or run, or they just want to cheer on their friends and family, there’s an optional $30 registration. All proceeds go to CAMP Rehoboth Community Center (

The annual Drag Volleyball Tournament takes place Sept. 2 at Poodle Beach, or the end of the boardwalk. The tournament begins at 1 p.m., however it is suggested that attendees arrive early to put out chairs, as it always gets crowded. The themes of the tournament will not be announced until the teams begin playing. In previous years, themes like “The Sound of Music” and Lady Gaga have turned up. The event is free and open to everyone.

The gay bars in Rehoboth also have their usual fun going on. Definitely check out Aqua Grill (57 Baltimore Ave.), the Blue Moon (35 Baltimore Ave.). The latter, especially, always has something fun in the works. On Labor Day weekend, check out the Celebrity Tribute Show on Saturday, Psychic Sunday with Cashetta on Sunday and resident diva Pamala Stanley on Sunday and Monday (


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