July 2 fireworks update

Jun 29, 2023

To comply with fire marshal safety requirements, the Rehoboth Beach fireworks display will be launched from the beach at New Castle Street at approximately 9:30 pm Sunday, July 2. Again for safety, the beach from south of Philadelphia Street to Stockley will be closed throughout the day. In addition, the boardwalk from Stockley to Hickman will be closed throughout the day; the New Castle and Hickman beach access points will be closed.

Portable restrooms will be available at various street ends along the stretch of the beach from Grenoble to Queen Street. Portable restrooms will be installed Sunday morning and removed by mid-day Monday.

Photo showing closed beach and boardwalk areas for July 2 fireworks

Road closures will be implemented beginning at 6 pm around the bandstand and then beginning at 7 pm on Henlopen and Surf avenues. Vehicles will not be able to cross Rehoboth Avenue at the circle beginning at 7:30, and Rehoboth Avenue eastbound and Church Street from Route 1 will be closed around 8 pm. More details about road closures and traffic safety measures can be found here. 


Several parking restrictions will be in place Sunday, July 2. No parking will be allowed in the following locations:

  • Surf Avenue
  • Convention Center parking lot
  • around the bandstand
  • Grenoble Place and Surfside Place
  • marked spots in part of the ocean block of Hickman Street

There is no rain date for the fireworks. If at all possible, even if they must launch early or late due to weather, Rehoboth Beach fireworks will take place July 2.

Stay Informed!