Schedule of Events
We have a jam-packed weekend planned for you this year! Please visit our Registration page to purchase Full Weekend Pass for only $115. À la carte event tickets go on sale August 1, 2019.
Wednesday, September 18:
5:00pm – 9:00pm – Pre-Weekend Social/Dinner at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats
Thursday, September 19:
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Meet & Greet Cocktail Reception at CAMP Rehoboth
9:30pm – 1:00am – Guys, Games and Gimmies at The Pond
Friday, September 20:
9:00am – 10:00am –Bear Beach Yoga by Nate Metz
10:00am – 2:00pm – Bears on Baltimore Beach Day
3:00pm – 6:00pm – Bear Happy Hour at Blue Moon
7:00pm – 10:00pm – An Animal House Toga Dance Party
10:00pm – 1:00am – Late Night Bar Crawl at Cooter Browns
Saturday, September 21:
9:00am – 10:00am – Bear Beach Yoga by Nate Metz3b&7b
9:00am – 12:00pm – Registration at the Atlantic Sands
9:00am – 12:00pm & 5:00pm-9:00pm – Vendor Mall at the Atlantic Sands
9:30am – 4:00pm – Beach Bus Hours
10:00am – 3:00pm – Bears at Gordon’s Pond
3:00pm – 6:00pm – Bear Happy Hour at Aqua
7:00pm & 9:00pm – Comedian, Daniel Franzese at Atlantic Sands
10:00pm – 1:00am – Late Night Bar Crawl at The Top of the Pines
Sunday, September 22:
10:00am – 1:00pm – Bear Art Show with VIP mimosa bar
1:00pm – 4:00pm – Closing Partyin the Biergarten at the Purple Parrot with a drawing at 3pm for prizes
Join us for Beer and Benevolence Night at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats from 5-9pm and 10% of your bill will be donated back to the Rehoboth Beach Bears. The upstairs gathering space has been set aside for us Bears! So join us for a pre-Bear Weekend dinner/social gathering.
Yep, He’s Back! Our Master of Ceremonies, Joe Thomas will be your host all weekend long. As you probably remember Joe is a comedian, blogger, and author of Fasten Your Seatbelts and Eat Your F*cking Nuts and Flight Attendant Joe.
Well, he has been very busy since last September, writing another book titled I’m Just Here for the Layovers. You can catch Joe on Seasons One & Two of, “Confessions On The Fly with LJ and Flight Attendant Joe” and featured on the VICE episode of, “How to Treat Flight Attendants, According to Flight Attendants”.
Join us at the Meet & Greet cocktail reception at 7:00 pm on Thursday at CAMP Rehoboth. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided courtesy of our sponsoring restaurants. This event is included with your Full Weekend Pass or $25 through à la carte online registration or $30 at the door. Two complimentary drink tickets will be offered.
Join us for Bear Bingo (free to play) at The Pond located in the beach block at 20 Baltimore Ave. The fun starts at 9:30pm Thursday night with everyone’s favorite flight attendant, Joe Thomas cracking jokes while DJ Sharon calls the numbers. Then stick around for tunes and dance the night away. This is an open invitation event.
Join us for Bear Beach Yoga by Nate Metz on Friday and Saturday morning at 9:00 am, September 20 & 21. The location is on the beach in front of the Atlantic Sands. No yoga props needed, but a beach towel, water, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses may be useful. Yoga mats work well if you have one. In the event of significant inclement weather, yoga will be cancelled. Nate will follow an “all levels” class format suitable for all experience levels. He will be bear-friendly with gentle instruction as needed in order to move safely.
Beginning at 10:00am on Friday, meet us in front of the Atlantic Sands on Rehoboth Beach to put your toes in the sand and swim in the ocean. Keep an eye out for bear flags! This is an open invitation event.
After the sun and sand, head to Blue Moon for Happy Hour beginning at 3:00pm! A staple in Rehoboth Beach for over 35 years, the Blue Moon combines fine dining on one side and a lively cabaret bar on the other side. Reservations are usually needed for dinner or Sunday Brunch. Check out their calendar for tea dances, Pamela Stanley, Friday/Saturday night shows and dancing.
Starting at 7:00pm on Friday night join us for an Animal House/Toga themed dance party. We’re still working out the details! We welcome back Philly’s premiere DJ, Carl Michaels to keep your feet moving. This event is included with your Full Weekend Pass or $25 through à la carte online registration or $30 at the door.
Cross Baltimore and Rehoboth Avenues after dancing your togas off to Cooter Brown’s Twisted Kitchen & Bourbon Bar. The fun continues at 10:00pm for Bear Weekend’s late night bar of the night! Unwind after a long day with new and old friends alike. The second floor location and outdoor atmosphere can’t be beat!
Please join OUR team, the “Rehoboth Beach Bears and Friends” at the Delaware AIDS Walk on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The AIDS Walk is a great way to support HIV/AIDS services throughout Delaware. Plus, our team is always one of the most fun ones there!
We will meet at Grove Park between 9:00 and 9:15 that morning. The Walk itself starts at 10:00 AM. Those of you who purchased a Run Pass may prefer to walk only HALF of the Walk Route, then jump on the shuttle bus and head over to Gordon’s Pond for “Bears on the Beach”. If you want, you can even wear your swim trunks to the AIDS Walk!
Its back by overwhelming demand! Starting at 10:00am on Saturday, join us at Gordon’s Pond @ Cape Henlopen State Park for a beach party. Transportation, lunch, refreshments and beach games are provided. Get on the bus on Baltimore Avenue in front of the Atlantic Sands beginning at 9:30am. This event is included with your Full Weekend Pass or $25 through à la carte online registration. Sorry, tickets for this event cannot be purchased at the door.
You’ll be thirsty after a day at the beach so join us at Aqua from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Sip your cocktails or grab a snack and hang out on Aqua’s bear-sized outdoor patio. Jumbo umbrellas provide needed shade from the afternoon sun or cover in the event of a sprinkle. Have a drink or a bite before freshening up for the rest of evening’s festivities.
Since Daniel Franzese entered the scene in his explosive first film, Larry Clark’s Bully, he has been a consistently fun and surprising entertainer starring in big blockbuster hits like Mean Girls to controversial twisted cinematic tales like I Spit On Your Grave. Franzese’s stand up comedy tour, YASS You’re Amazing! is playing colleges, clubs and theaters around the world recently selling out 100 seats in 8 seconds in Scotland which extended for two more sold out nights. We are so lucky to have him! The comedy show will also feature opening performances by comedian and author, Joe Thomas followed by David Burdge, Franzese’s road comic. Join us at the Atlantic Sands Ballroom at 7pm or 9pm on Saturday night. This event is included with your Full Weekend Pass, $40 through à la carte online registration or $45 at the door.
The laughs and belly aching good times continue after the comedy show with Daniel and Joe. The party is far from over. We are going to head down to bottom of Baltimore Ave to the top of The Pines! Join us at 10pm!
Join us at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center for a feast for the eyes and for the belly! Sal Seeley has curated an exhibit of bear-friendly art for your viewing pleasure. Behind the bar, some friendly bears will be serving up mimosas and Bloody Marys. The Art Show are free to all. Drinks will be available for sale, except for our Full Weekend Pass holders. For them, the drinks are on the house!
For the fifth straight year, Rehoboth Beach Bear Weekend ends in the Biergarten at the Purple Parrot. The closing party begins at 1:00pm on Sunday. Order a snack and/or a drink and bid your new friends adieu till the next time. At 3:00 we’ll draw the winners for the door prizes and the Bear Weekend’s 50/50 raffle. This event is free to all. Though prize tickets are included with your Full Weekend Pass or $5 in advance or at the door.