Ooh... aah... Fireworks and - well, traffic

Jun 12, 2023

The City of Rehoboth Beach’s annual Independence Day fireworks display will launch at approximately 9:30 pm Sunday, July 2. The 20-minute display will be visible along the beach and boardwalk.

To facilitate access and safety, several road closures will be implemented July 2:

Fireworks display Rehoboth Beach 2022
  • The bandstand area will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 pm-midnight.
  • ​Beginning at 7 pm, only bus traffic and residents will be permitted on Henlopen and Surf avenues.
  • Residents on Henlopen Avenue, in Henlopen Acres, and North Shores must access their residences via Second Street beginning at 7 pm.
  • Vehicles will not be able to cross Rehoboth Avenue at the circle beginning at 7:30 pm.
  • Rehoboth Avenue eastbound and Church Street from State Route 1 will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 8 pm. At that point, all vehicles entering Rehoboth Beach will have to do so via State Road to Bayard Avenue.

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.

The City of Rehoboth Beach encourages fireworks attendees to consider alternative transportation options, including walking or biking and utilizing the DART Park & Ride Service or Jolly Trolley.

The Funsters will perform at the bandstand beginning at 8 pm and again after the fireworks display.

Stay Informed!