The City of Rehoboth Beach is set to put the “ooh” and “ahh” into the July 4 Independence Day holiday weekend with a fireworks display to launch around 9:30 pm Sunday, July 2.The display, which will launch from the beach at New Castle Street, will be visible along Rehoboth’s mile-plus beach and boardwalk. The beach from south of Philadelphia Street to Stockley will be closed beginning at 9am. In addition, the boardwalk from Stockley to Hickman will be closed beginning at 9am; the New Castle and Hickman beach access points will be closed.
The fireworks display will be sandwiched by a Funsters concert at the bandstand. A 10-piece band made up of lifelong friends, The Funsters will take the stage at 8 pm and again after the fireworks display. The band boasts a vast song list that covers the likes of Frank Sinatra to the Rolling Stones and the Beatles to Al Green.
Traffic control and road closures
Road closures will be implemented to facilitate access and safety:
The bandstand area will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 pm-midnight.
Beginning at 6 pm, only bus traffic and residents will be permitted on Henlopen and Surf avenues.
Vehicles will not be able to cross Rehoboth Avenue at the circle beginning at 7 pm.
Rehoboth Avenue eastbound and Church Street from State Route 1 will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 8:00 pm. At that point, all vehicles entering Rehoboth Beach will have to do so via State Road to Bayard Avenue.
Residents on Henlopen Avenue, in Henlopen Acres, and North Shores must access their residences via Second Street beginning at 8:30 pm.
To exit Rehoboth after the fireworks, vehicles north of Rehoboth Avenue will be directed to exit via Rehoboth and Columbia avenues. Vehicles on the south side of Rehoboth Avenue, will use Bayard Avenue to State Route 1 southbound only or Hickman or Munson streets to State Road to Route 1 north- and southbound.
Alternatives for getting here
Sit back and relax and leave the driving to someone else. The city strongly encourages visitors to utilize the DART Park & Ride Service to travel into downtown. Visit the DART website or call 302-226-2001 for more information.
In addition, the Jolly Trolley will operate its Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach shuttle services on a revised schedule. For more route information, visit jollytrolley.com or call 302-644-0400.
The City of Rehoboth Beach provides approximately 2,200 metered parking spaces and additional permit-required spaces throughout town. Metered parking is in effect from 10 am-10 pm. Parking permits are enforced from 10 am-5 pm; after that, permitted spaces are open for general use.
Fireworks parking will be available for $5 at the Deauville Beach lot beginning at 5 pm.