“Free Parking Tuesday Evenings” in August


The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Bethany Beach have been working closely to find a solution that will mutually benefit the downtown Bethany Beach businesses and those looking to support local business. In August, patrons will be able to park for free on Tuesday evenings from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, with complimentary parking for the entire month of September.

“The removal of pay to park in September is great news for the businesses and those looking to enjoy the town,” says Lauren Weaver, Executive Director of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. “September has so much to offer in Bethany Beach, with gorgeous weather, Labor Day Weekend, and the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival on the 12th.”

“While the summer has been a momentous struggle, we are excited to see the town taking a step in a direction that supports small business in Bethany,” remarks Alex Heidenberger, owner of Mango’s in Bethany Beach. “Public safety remains our main focus; however, any additional revenue is welcome, as it helps pay vendors, landlords, and staff. Decisions like these can bring positivity and light in a very dark time for our community of small businesses in Bethany Beach! Thank you to Town leadership for moving the conversation forward again.”

“Businesses are a vital part of our community, and we all want them to succeed,” said Vice Mayor Rosemary Hardiman. “We’ve been happy to work with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and business leaders to implement additional suggestions for parking arrangements to help them during this COVID-19 crisis period. Hopefully, these small changes will encourage more customers to visit and support all Bethany Beach businesses.”

Follow along with your favorite businesses to see deals and specials being run on Tuesdays. Free parking will be available on the following Tuesday evenings from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm:

Tuesday, August 4

Tuesday, August 11

Tuesday, August 18

Tuesday, August 25

Stay tuned for more of September’s parking details!