Parking & Street Closing Info

2019 Parking & Street Closing info will be posted as it’s available. Here’s the info from 2018 for reference:

In order for the Waterbury Arts Fest to take place, Stowe Street will be closed to vehicles Friday, July 13, by 9am, from the intersection with Main Street to the other side of the bridge. Bidwell Lane be closed with limited access for parking. Friday at midnight, all of Bidwell Lane, including the parking lot at the top of Bidwell Lane, the lots behind Blue Stone/Stowe Street Emporium, the lot by Sunja’s and the lot at the bottom of the lane, will be CLOSED. No thru-traffic or parking. Everything will open back up around 6pm on Saturday. Please read below for more details.

Where can I park?

We try to make it easy to find a parking space when you come to the Fest, but please note that parking in our quaint downtown can be tricky on busy weekends. Parking is available in two public lots in the village, at the upper and lower Thatcher Brook Primary School parking lots and throughout the streets of downtown. Yellow PARKING HERE signs will be posted to assist visitors. Click here for our Parking Map!

We encourage you to ride youThanks in advance for not riding bikes through our event!

What if I usually park on the streets that will be closed?

We understand that it can be an inconvenience to not be able to park in your usual spot, but we thank you for your cooperation, letting us use the streets and the adjacent parking lots for our event! We will be in and out of there in as fast as possible and should closing the streets for less than 36 hours.

All cars within the event perimeter must be moved accordingly from the areas detailed below, or risk being towed. Cars still within the event perimeter as of 6am on Saturday will be towed to a near by parking lot, though we would greatly appreciate it if cars are moved by their owners! Click here for some alternative areas to park. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

  • Friday, July 13, by 9am Stowe Street from the intersection with Main Street to the bridge and the parking lots at the top of Bidwell Lane will be CLOSED. Bidwell Lane,  will be closed but there will be limited access to the parking lots until midnight.
  • Saturday, July 14, by 5:30am In addition to what’s closed on Friday, Bidwell Lane, including the parking lot at the top of Bidwell Lane, the lots behind Blue Stone/Stowe Street Emporium, the lot by Sunja’s and the lot at the bottom of the lane, will be CLOSED. No thru-traffic or parking.
  • The street will reopen around 6pm on Saturday, July 14. Our tent crew will be taking everything down as fast as possible. We appreciate your patience while they finish their work.