Directions-Festival Map

How to get to the Lowell Folk Festival, Lowell, Massachusetts:

By Car

From Route 495 (Exit 35C) or Route 3 (Exit 30A if traveling southbound, Exit 30B if traveling northbound) to the Lowell Connector to Gorham Street (Exit 5C).

Parking

Parking is available in the city garages. During the festival, all day parking isĀ $15 at the Downes Garage (75 John Street), Roy Garage (100 Market Street), and Ayotte Garage (75 Post Office Square-Tsongas Arena). All day parking is $10 at the Lower Locks Garage (90 Warren Street), Early Garage (135 Middlesex Street), and the Davidson Surface Lot (Davidson Street off of East Merrimack Street).

Parking passes for all three days of the festival will be available at each of the city garages:

  • “Platinum Record” Parking Pass: 3-Day parking at any city garage above or the Davidson Surface Lot. $25.
  • “Gold Guitar” Parking Pass: 3-Day parking at the Lower Locks Garage, Early Garage, or Davidson Surface Lot (no parking at the Downes, Roy, or Ayotte Garage with this pass). $15.

A portion of all parking proceeds is donated to the Lowell Folk Festival.

By Public Transportation

Schedules are subject to change, please consult these organizations before planning your trip.

LRTA Bus:
Lowell Regional Transit Authority
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

 

Festival Stage and Parking Map

Festival Maps and Program Guides will be available starting on Wednesday, July 26 at the National Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street. During the Festival, programs will be available at the Visitor Center and at information tents throughout the Festival (marked with a “?” on the map below).

 

Printable Walking Map and Schedule

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WALKING MAP AND SCHEDULE

Street Closings As Follows:

Hard Closures to be done at 3 PM Friday beginning with Merrimack at Dutton. Traffic to be re-routed to exit away from this area towards “drain” exits at Central Street, Kearney Square, and Market/Dutton.

Lowell Folk Festival Street Closure Schedule

2017 Street Closing Schedule 
Worthen Street
Arcand Drive to Merrimack Street
Fri. 3:00 PM to Sunday 9:00 PM
Shattuck Street
Merrimack to Market Streets
Sat. 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sun. 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Palmer Street
Merrimack to Market
Fri. 3:00 PM to Sat 6:00 AM
Sat. 12:00 PM to Sun. 6:00 AM
Sun. 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Palmer Street (Two Way Traffic)
Market to Middle Street
Sat. 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Paige Street
John to Kirk Streets
Fri. 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Middle Street
Central to Shattuck Streets
Fri. 3:00 PM to Sat 6:00 AM
Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 6:00 AM
Sun. 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Merrimack Street
Bridge to Dutton Streets

Fri. 3:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Market Street
Dutton to Palmer Streets
Fri. 5:30 PM to 12:00 AM
Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 12:00 AM
Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Lee Street Reverse Direction Fri. 3:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Kirk Street
Merrimack to French Streets
Fri. 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Sat. 12:00 PM to Sun 9:00 PM
John Street
Merrimack to Paige Streets
Fri. 3:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
French Street
John to Kirk Streets
Kirk to Arcand Drive (East bound Lane)

Fri. 4:00 AM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Fri 12:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Central Street
Market to Middle
Friday 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Sat. 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Cardinal O'Connell Parkway
Market Street to Merrimack Street (Smith Baker Side)
Fri. 1:00 PM to Sunday 9:00 PM
Arcand Drive
Merrimack to Father Morisette
Sat. 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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