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Parking Restrictions in Effect For Wickford Art Festival

Where can and can't you park during this weekend's art festival?

The brings thousands upon thousands of people into Wickford Village. Between the more than 250 artists who will be displaying their work and the thousands of cars that will make their way into the village, parking is going to be quite the production in North Kingstown's historic village this weekend – for both residents and visitors alike.

So what's off limits? Where can you park and when can you park?

  • Parking will not be allowed on either side of Main Street or Brown Street from 5 p.m. on Friday, July 6 until the completion of street sweeping at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 8.
  • Overnight parking will be restricted on:
    • West Main Street (from Newtown Avenue to Brown Street)
    • Franklin Street
    • Spink Street
    • Elam Street
  • Handicap parking during the festival will be available in the main municipal parking lot of Brown Street. Please make your situation known to a parking lot attendant upon arrival at the Brown Street entrance. They will direct you to the appropriate parking area.
  • Public parking and shuttle service (sponsored by the North Kingstown Rotary Club) will be available at and on West Main Street. Donations will be accepted at both locations for the rotary club on behalf of local charities.
  • Artists parking will be at Wickford Elementary School on Phillips Street or at .

The asks that all those attending this year's Wickford Art Festival strictly observe any "no parking" areas. Wickford area residents having any special situation (i.e. a wedding or similar function) should contact the NKPD's Capt. Steven St. Onge at 401-294-3316 ext. 8203.

The NKPD's art festival detail can be contacted through the department's main headquarters at 401-294-3316. Calls will be forwarded to the officer in charge of the detail down at its festival command post at the (55 Brown Street).

Ginny July 06, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I agree. Street should be. closed to everything except foot traffic.
CBA July 06, 2012 at 06:55 PM
If the streets are closed, how will people with homes and businesses on Brown and Main get access??
Nkr July 07, 2012 at 02:58 AM
yes? I wanted to visit the fish market at the end of brown?
William Willett July 07, 2012 at 01:15 PM
They used to close West Main St and Brown Srteet to traffic (years ago)
Joanne Naumann July 07, 2012 at 02:37 PM
I don't ever remember the streets being "closed", but I do remember a few years that traffic through the village was one way only. Multiple police officers at the corners, parking lots and crosswalks.

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