A Roundup of Beach Bandstand and Summer Concerts in Delaware

When the sun begins to set it’s a signal the summer beach concerts, movies, and bonfires up and down Delaware beaches are ready to start.    Rehoboth Beach Bandstand - Delaware beach concerts

A highlight of summer is attending the free beach bandstand concerts hosted at Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach. These low-key smaller venues make for cozy settings to share with friends and family. The free concerts are perfect for visiting vacationers looking for some entertainment on a budget. All you need to bring is your blanket or beach chair.

The Bethany Beach Bandstand + Movies & Bonfires

The town of Bethany regularly hosts free live music, bonfires, and movies on the beach. From Memorial Day through Labor Day beach-goers can listen to live music entertainment on the Bandstand spanning multiple dates each month. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. on the Bandstand unless indicated differently on the schedule.

Movies happen Mondays June 12th – August 28th, at dusk on the beach off Garfield Parkway. Fridays in September on the Bandstand.

The bonfires take place Thursdays June 15th- August 31st from 8 – 10 p.m. off Campbell Place. Marshmallows and sticks will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

All the details can be found here.

The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

Rehoboth’s summer concert series have been happening annually since 1963 to the delight of vacationers and year-round residents. Each year from mid-June through Labor Day weekend over 40 bands are selected to perform in an open-air concert venue just steps from the beach. The music kicks off at 8:00 p.m.

The Cinemas by the Surf are shown at approximately 8:00 p.m. or close to sundown.

All the details can be found here.

More Concert Venues

Lots of towns have both free and paid concert series. Check out what’s happening around the area.


The city of Lewes will be hosting twelve concerts for the 2018 summer season. Every Tuesday evening from June 12 to August 28, there will be a free concert starting at 7:00 p.m. on the open-air stage in Stango Park next to the Lewes library. Details about each performance can be found here.


The Milton Concerts in the Park series are free concerts held at Memorial Park in the heart of town. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, or get there early and grab an outdoor table at Irish Eyes. The music begins at 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday running from late-May through end of August. Details are found here.

Freeman Stage in Selbyville

The Freeman Stage is an open-air performing arts venue located near Fenwick Island. Highlights of this summer season include Smokey Robinson, Alison Krauss, Chris Janson and a host of other national and local favorites. Performances have a fee. For a complete run-down of the shows and ticket fees click here.

June 14-17: Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands, Dover, DE

The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, located in the heart of Dover, is where all the music is happening. This is a weekend-long paid admission music festival. Even though it doesn’t fit into free music entertainment this is a festival many look forward to and it’s well-attended. If you’re interested, it’s encouraged to purchase your pass in advance online. Some passes may be available on event days but there are no guarantees.  The complete line-up and full details can be found here.

If you are preparing to buy or sell a home with active adult living in mind, this is a great time to schedule that initial meeting with one of the agents at Active Adults Realty. We look forward to introducing you to Coastal Delaware with a locals perspective. Contact us today.

About Christine Davis

Christine grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania in a small town called Pittston, which is located between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she proudly served for eight + years at a variety of bases throughout the world, including Holland, Korea, and New Mexico. While in the Air Force, Christine spent most of her time working in the civil engineering career field where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with such a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds and experiences, and learned so much from each of them. Christine’s last assignment in the Air Force was at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, and that’s when she discovered the Delaware beaches. Growing up in PA, her family spent time at the Jersey shore. But once she moved to MD, she became one of those many drivers making the trek across the Chesapeake Bay Friday afternoon to visit the Delaware beaches for the weekend. Upon Christine’s separation from the Air Force, she spent a small amount of time working in Washington, D.C., but it didn’t take long before she was drawn to the quiet, slow pace of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, “the nation’s summer capital”. Christine moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1999 and finished her degree in Business at Delaware Tech. At the time she was working for a large physician organization when a friend recommended that she become a REALTOR because she loved helping people and loved looking at homes. She was reluctant for quite a while because Christine didn’t think of herself as a salesperson. But after much urging by her friend, Christine decided to get her real estate license in 2003 and has not looked back since. Christine still doesn’t think of herself as a salesperson, but rather a facilitator between buyer and seller, working toward a common goal. Christine aims to make the process as smooth and fun as possible but also educates the buyer and seller along the way so they can make the best decision possible. Christine now lives in Lewes and although she misses the mountains of PA, she thoroughly enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach, especially Cape Henlopen State Park. Christine’s philosophy in life is that it’s too short. Never spend so much time making a living that you forget how to live.

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