The Rehoboth Beach Bears, celebrating seven great years of fun, will once again host their annual gathering from Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 15 to 19, with the Atlantic Sands on Baltimore Avenue as the host hotel in Rehoboth Beach.
More than 300 attendees from throughout the region are expected to participate. All social distancing requirements set forth by the state, county and city will be observed.
For a complete schedule, or to purchase weekend passes or individual event tickets, go to rehobothbeachbears.com.
Highlights will include visits to local restaurants and bars, social gatherings and shopping sprees around town and at a bear-centric vendor mall, beach gatherings, and morning yoga sessions with Nate Metz, LMT, a popular local yoga instructor. The climax of the weekend will be a Saturday evening comedy show featuring headliner Eric Hahn, a well-known fixture in the Los Angeles comedy scene. Eliot Chang will serve as Hahn’s opening act.
Hahn is known for his no-holds-barred approach to living as an older gay man in an increasingly younger and gayer world. He was thrust headfirst into standup comedy in his 40s when his first appearance on stage led to being fired from his job, so he started climbing and never looked back. With his rapid-fire, sardonic wit, he takes on aging and dating while navigating through life in gay Hollywood. He is currently working on his first book, reflecting on his life growing up gay and closeted in the Midwest.
Chang, also based in Los Angeles, has recorded two Comedy Central half-hour specials and is known for his viral YouTube videos in which he cuts rude hecklers down to size. He has also appeared on E!'s “Chelsea Lately,” Showtime's “Minority Report,” HBO's “Looking” and more.
The Rehoboth Beach Bears are part of the LGBTQ+ community and can best be defined as a large part of the community, being men of a larger size, most of them with facial hair and all of them with a jovial perspective on life.
The Rehoboth Beach Bears Inc. is a nonprofit, community-based social organization working to better the LGBTQ+ community in the Rehoboth Beach area.