Event Information

The 42nd Annual Art’s Festival in downtown Bethany Beach will be held on September 12, 2020, from 10 am – 5 pm. This nationally ranked event includes over 100 juried artists featuring paintings, woodwork, metal, clay, jewelry, and more.

In the event that inclement weather is forecasted that poses a threat to public safety, the festival has a rain date scheduled on Sunday, September 13, 2020. All announcements regarding the show date will be made on this website.

Silent Auction sponsored by Jayne’s Reliable

Each year, the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival includes a silent auction, which serves as a fundraiser for the arts programs in the area’s four local elementary schools. The silent auction is comprised of pieces donated by participating artists, as well as items donated by local businesses. The silent auction will take place on the Bethany Beach Bandstand from 10 am – 2 pm. 


Parking is available throughout downtown Bethany Beach. The town’s regular parking rates and restrictions will apply. There is no designated parking in town for the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival.


Special Rate available at Holiday Inn Express and Bethany Beach Ocean Suites for the special event, please use the links below to reserve your accommodations

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn By Marriott – Exceed your travel expectations at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn. Nestled on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, our oceanfront hotel surrounds you with the excitement of the sun, sand, and sea while spoiling you with sophisticated style. Start your day satisfied with our complimentary breakfast and take a dip in our saltwater pool before hitting the beach. Enhance your tropical escape when you indulge & refuel with your favorite seafood specialties at 99 Sea Level. When it’s time to call it a night, settle down in our oversized airy suites to watch the sunset from your private balcony. Relax in the knowledge that our award-winning housekeeping team is committed to the highest standards of cleanliness to ensure the health and wellness of every guest. With colorful decor, complimentary Wi-Fi, and well-stocked kitchenettes, our accommodations make spending downtime with loved ones easy and enjoyable.

Special rate of $399 per night –

Book your group rate for Bethany Beach Arts Festival

Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach –  Our hotel’s central Bethany Beach location is a great choice for all guests. Once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave our certified-green hotel. You can swim a few laps in the outdoor pool then enjoy a hot, free breakfast every morning. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, the team at our Bethany Beach hotel offers astounding customer service that’s sure to have you coming back time and again.

Special Rate of $209 per night – Please call us at 302-541-9200 to claim this special rate code is BAF


This event would not be possible without the help of our many wonderful volunteers each year! Volunteer positions are available throughout the day to assist with parking, artists check-in, information booths, silent auction and clean up. See all volunteer opportunities here


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