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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay for parking Downtown?

A: Parking east of the Intracoastal Waterway is metered for on-street spaces as well as surface lots. Parking is complimentary west of the Intracoastal Waterway, but limited in time (such as 2 hours & 8 hour complimentary parking). For additional information on parking, visit:


How often does the Downtown Trolley run? How much does it cost?

Normal hours of operation: Daily: 7 days a week/365 days a year. Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. and  Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. There is no cost. The Downtown Roundabout is a free trolley ride throughout Downtown Delray Beach.


What time do the stores open and what time do they close?

It depends on the day of the week and the time of the year. Most of our retailers open between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Most close between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.   (weekdays) or 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. (weekends).


What time do Downtown Restaurant have to close?

Most of the Downtown restaurants stop serving dinner at 10 p.m. However, some restaurants offer a Late Night menu. All restaurants & bars must close by 2 a.m.


Which major Downtown Delray Beach events are produced by the Delray Beach DDA?

Savor the Avenue, Delray Beach Fashion Week, Restaurant Week (coming August 1 - 7) and the Mother's Day Orchid Giveaway.   


Who is the Downtown Merchant Association (DMA)?

This group consists of restaurants, business, and retail owners or operators from the Downtown (DDA) district (I-95 to the beach and within Pineapple Grove area as well as South of Atlantic). The purpose of the DMA is to provide a forum for the downtown businesses to collaborate on programs, communicate amongst the organization and community, and be a collective voice that advocates for activities that promote the retention and smart growth of the downtown business community. Click here to learn more.