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 at the following locations:

    • Ayotte Garage | 75 Post Office Square-Tsongas Arena
    • Davidson Surface Lot | Davidson Street off of East Merrimack Street
    • Downes Garage | 75 John Street
  • Early Garage | 135 Middlesex Street
  • Lower Locks Garage | 90 Warren Street
  • Roy Garage | 100 Market Street

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

  • “Double Platinum Record” Parking Pass: 3-Day parking at any city garage above or the Davidson Surface Lot. $40.
  • “Platinum Record” Parking Pass: 3-Day parking at just one downtown garage. $30
  • “Gold Guitar” Parking Pass: 3-day parking at Davidson Lot, Early Garage, and Lower Locks Garage ONLY. Please note that the Gold Guitar Pass will not be accepted to Leo Roy, Joe Downes or George Ayotte Garage.

Passes are good for all 3 days and are available for purchase at any of the City Garages. For information call 978-970-1498. A portion of all parking processes is donated to the Lowell Folk Festival Foundation.

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 24th 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 that will be posted).

 

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

2019 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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