Boardwalk Festival


Presented by Rehoboth Art League and the City of Rehoboth Beach

UPDATE: We regret to announce the cancellation of the Rehoboth Boardwalk Arts Festival. In consultation with the City of Rehoboth, and in consideration of ongoing State and local closure mandates, we will not be able to host this inaugural event in 2020. Instead, please mark your calendar for Saturday, May 22, 2021, as we look forward to bringing it back to the Rehoboth Boardwalk. Artists, please check back as we post application dates for this and other 2021 exhibitions and events!

The Rehoboth Art League and the City of Rehoboth Beach have partnered to produce the City’s first-ever boardwalk arts festival on Saturday, May 23, from 10am-5pm, where artists will showcase and sell their work amidst the backdrop of the picturesque coastline and the busy boardwalk. Known for its annual events that draw discerning local collectors as well as those vacationing from the Baltimore/Washington, DC, area as well as Philadelphia and New York City, the Rehoboth Art League is seeking fine artists to participate in this juried inaugural event. Held during Memorial Day weekend—the unofficial start of summer for this beach town—the event will fill the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk with tents of original, quality artwork, where RAL member artists can sell their work.


Dozens of fine artists and artisans will be available in their booths along the boardwalk to discuss their creative process and have their work available for sale. A complete list of participating artists can be found here


Browse the boardwalk and Rehoboth Avenue for breakfast, lunch, and dinner options from local eateries. A variety of restaurants are interspersed in the storefronts directly across from artists’ booths. 


Metered parking is available on Rehoboth Beach streets. Parking meters will be in effect from 10am-10pm and are payable by cash, credit card, or the Park Mobile app. Daily parking permits are also available, and can be purchased at select downtown locations. There is no event-designated parking for RAL’s Boardwalk Arts Festival.


There is no admission fee for this event. 


With thanks to our 2020 Rehoboth Boardwalk Arts Festival underwriters:

And our additional event sponsors: