Street Closures for the Downtown Area

 

Event:    500 South Second Street Block Party
Event Description:
 social event for neighbors to discuss community issues including  neighborhood watch, historic preservation and environmental stewardship. Vendors/exhibitors may include Cape Fear River Watch, Historic Wilmington Foundation, Paws Place and Food Truck.
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Rain Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Event Time:  1:00 pm – 4 pm
Set Up Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00pm
Break Down Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location of Event:   500 block of South Second Street.
Expected Audience:  75-100
Street to be closed :  From 12 pm – 5 pm 
Closure:  South Second Street between Church Street and Castle Street Craig Alley at Second Street

Number of Barricades needed: 3
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 1 barricade -  Craig Alley
  • 1 barricade -  S. Second/Church St.
  • 1 barricade -   S. Second/Castle Street

Event:   Riverfront Farmers Market  
Event Organizer:  Riverfront Famers Market Inc.
Date: Saturdays  April 15 – Nov. 18 (excludes Oct. 7 – Riverfest)
Location of Event:    Riverfront Park (Water St. between Princess St & Market St)
Expected Audience:  1500/weekly
Event Time:  8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Set Up Time:  6:30 am – 8:00 a.m.
Break Down Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Street to be closedWater St. between Princess St. & Market St
Street closure time:  6:30 am – 2 pm


Event:    Historic Downtown Marketplace
Event Description:
Coordinated by city and volunteers.   The event is an arts festival that also includes musical entertainment.  The event is held every Sunday from April 16 – October 29, 2017.
Date: Sunday, April 16 – October 29, 2017
Event Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Set Up Time:  8:30 am – 10:00 a.m.
Break Down Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:  Volunteers/Event Organizers
Location of Event:    Riverfront Park (Water St. between Princess St & Market St)
Expected Audience:  2000-2500/weekly
Street to be closedWater St. between Princess St. & Market St
Number of Barricades needed: 2
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  •          1 barricade @ Water St/Princess St.
  •          1  barricade @ Water St/Market St

Event:  70th North Carolina Azalea Festival
Event Description:  Annual festival featuring a street fair, parade, concerts, etc.
Event Organizer: North Carolina Azalea Festival

Event Details – Main Stage/Concerts
Location of Event:  Cape Fear Community College parking lot #2 (located off Front St. between Hanover and Brunswick)
Dates:  April 6, 2017 – April 8, 2017
Rain Date: n/a
Event Time:  Doors open at 5:00 pm each night with concerts ending by 11:00 pm
Set Up Time:  April 1st beginning at 6:00 am through April 6th at 5:00 pm
Break Down Time:  April 8th (after concert ends) through April 10th at 6:00 am
Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:  Festival will handle clean up in parking lot/main stage area.
Streets to be closed:
Saturday April 1st beginning at 6:00 am through Monday April 10th ending at 6:00 am

  •          Front St. between Hanover and Brunswick

Monday April 3rd beginning at 6:00 am through Monday April 10th ending at 6:00 am

  •          Hanover St. between Front and 2nd
  •          Brunswick St. between Front and 3rd
  •          2nd St. between Front to Hanover

April 6th through April 8th from 3:00 pm to 1:00 am each night (soft barricades staffed at all times)

  •          Front St. between 3rd and Redcross
  •          Harnett St. between 3rd and Front
  •          Hanover St. between Nutt and 3rd

Barricades (29 Total):

Saturday April 1st beginning at 6:00 am through Monday April 10th ending at 6:00 am

  •          2 on N. Front at Brunswick
  •          2 on N. Front at Hanover

Monday April 3rd beginning at 6:00 am through Monday April 10th ending at 6:00 am

  •          2 @ 3rd and Brunswick
  •          2 @ 2nd and Brunswick
  •          4 @ 2nd and Hanover
  •          2 on 2nd at Front (next to PPD parking deck)
  •          2 on Brunswick at Front
  •          2 on Hanover at Front

April 6th through April 8th from 3:00 pm to 1:00 am each night (soft barricades staffed at all times)

  •          2 @ 3rd and Front
  •          2 @ 3rd and Harnett St.
  •          2 @ 3rd and Hanover
  •          1 @ Hanover and Nutt
  •          2 @ Front and Redcross
  •          2 on Front at 2nd St.

Additional details: 

  •          Estimated audience is 8,500 to 10,000 with 50 event staff. 
  •          Concerts will feature alcohol sales and VIP tents. 

Event Details – Street Fair
Location of Event: Water St. between Walnut and Market; Front St. between Redcross and Orange; Market St. between Water and 2nd; Princess between Water and Front
Dates: Friday April 7, 2017 – Sunday April 9, 2017
Rain Date: n/a
Event Times: Friday April 7th – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Saturday April 8th – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; Sunday April 9th – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Set Up Times: Friday April 7th – 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Break Down Times: Sunday April 9th – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:  City crews – City supported event
Street to be closed:

  • Water St. between Walnut and Market
  • Front St. between Redcross and Orange (local traffic will have access through Muter’s Alley)
  • Walnut St. between Front and Water
  • Grace St. between Front and Water
  • Chestnut St. and Front St. intersection
  • Princess St. between Front and Water
  • Market St. between Front and 2nd (southside only)
  • Market St. between Front and Water
  • 2nd St. between Market and Dock
  • Barricades will be placed to one side at Walnut/2nd, Grace/2nd, Chestnut/2nd, Princess/2nd and Dock/2nd as to not allow through traffic; however, parking will be accessible.

Street Fair Barricades (40 Total):

Friday April 7th beginning at 6:00 am through Sunday April 9th ending at 10:00 pm

  •          2 @ Front and Redcross
  •          1 @ Water and Redcross (staffed barricade, no thru traffic)
  •          1 @ 2nd and Walnut
  •          2 @ Front and Walnut
  •          4 @ Water and Walnut (Hilton Entrance)
  •          1 @ 2nd and Grace
  •          4 @ Front and Grace
  •          1 @ 2nd and Chestnut
  •          4 @ Front and Chestnut
  •          1 @ Front and Post Office Ave.
  •          1 @ 2nd and Princess
  •          2 @ Front and Princess
  •          3 @ Market and 2nd
  •          3 @ Market and Front (place in medium)
  •          2 @ Water and Market
  •          4 @ Front and Dock
  •          2 @ Front and Muter’s Alley
  •          1 @ Front and Orange (no thru traffic)
  •          1 @ 2nd and Dock (no thru traffic)

Additional details: 

  •          Street fair will feature approx. 400 participants and will include vendors selling at booths, a children’s area and performances. 
  •          Parking lot at Market and 2nd will be used for performances and activities.
  •          Children’s area will be in the Cotton Exchange parking lot.
  •          Access for the Wilmington Hilton Hotel will be at Water and Walnut (with entry at Water and Redcross)

Event Details – Parade
Location of Event: Parade begins at 3rd and Market, ending at 3rd and Harnett. 
Dates: Saturday April 8, 2017
Event Time: Parade begins at 9:30 am
Set Up Time: 6:00 am to 9:30 am
Break Down Time: beginning at approx. 12:00 noon (immediately following parade)
Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:  City crews – City supported event
Street to be closed (6:00 am to approx. 12:00 noon):

  • Front St. between Orange and Castle
  • 2nd St. between Orange and Castle
  • 3rd St. between Davis and Castle
  • 4th St. between Redcross and Castle
  • Harnett between 4th and N. Front
  • Bladen between 4th and 3rd 
  • Brunswick between 4th and 2nd
  • Hanover between 4th and 2nd
  • Campbell between 4th and 3rd
  • Redcross between 4th and 2nd
  • Walnut between 5th and 2nd
  • Grace St. between 5th and 2nd
  • Chestnut St. between 5th and 2nd
  • Princess St. between 5th and 2nd
  • Market St. between 5th and 2nd
  • Dock St. between 5th and 2nd
  • Orange St. between 5th and 2nd
  • Ann St. between 5th and Water
  • Nun St. between 5th and Front/end
  • Church St. between 5th and Surry
  • Surry St. between Church and Castle

Parade Barricades (82 Total):
Saturday April 8th from 6:00 am to approx. 12:00 noon

  •          1 @ 2nd and Church
  •          1 @ 2nd and Nun
  •          1 @ 2nd and Ann
  •          1 @ 2nd and Orange
  •          1 @ Surry and Castle
  •          2 @ Front and Castle
  •          1 @ 2nd and Castle
  •          4 @ 3rd and Castle
  •          1 @ 4th and Castle
  •          1 @ 5th and Church
  •          1 @ 5th and Nun
  •          2 @ 4th and Nun (to eliminate parade participant thru traffic)
  •          1 @ 5th and Ann
  •          1 @ 5th and Orange
  •          1 @ 5th and Dock
  •          4 @ 5th and Market
  •          4 @ 3rd and Market (2 on each side of the street)
  •          4 @ 2nd and Market (to create a turn-around in intersection)
  •          2 @ 5th and Princess
  •          4 @ 3rd and Princess (2 for each side of the street)
  •          2 @ 5th and Chestnut
  •          4 @ 3rd and Chestnut (2 for each side of the street)
  •          2 @ 5th and Grace
  •          4 @ 3rd and Grace (2 for each side of the street)
  •          2 @ 5th and Walnut
  •          4 @ 3rd and Walnut (2 for each side of the street)
  •          4 @ 4th and Redcross
  •          4 @ 3rd and Redcross
  •          2 @ 3rd and Campbell
  •          1 @ 4th and Campbell
  •          1 @ 4th and Hanover
  •          2 @ 3rd and Hanover (will use 2 already placed for the concert for 4 total at this intersection)
  •          1 @ 4th and Brunswick
  •          2 @ 2nd and Brunswick (will use 2 already placed for the concert for 4 total at this intersection)
  •          1 @ 4th and Bladen
  •          2 @ 3rd and Bladen
  •          1 @ 4th and Harnett
  •          0 @ 3rd and Harnett (will use 2 already placed for the concert for 2 total at this intersection)
  •          1 @ Front and Harnett
  •          4 @ 3rd and Davis/Front (will use 2 already placed for the concert for 6 total at this intersection)

Additional details: 

  •          Festival organizers have been in contact with NCDOT and have filed a special event request form.
  •          VMS boards will be utilized before, during and after the parade to alert motorists. 
  •          Festival organizers have coordinated with City traffic engineering on placement of VMS boards/messages for motorists.
  •          Parade will feature 140 units including community groups, celebrities, government officials, organizations, sponsors, etc. 

 


Name of the event: MGC Azalea Festival Parade Mile
Date of the event: Saturday April 8, 2017
Event Description: A one mile race along the Azalea Festival parade route
Setup Date: 4/8/17           Start Time: 5am        End Time: 10am
Event Date: 4/8/17           Start Time: 8:45am   End Time: 9:30am
Estimated Number of Participants: 150 
Estimated Number of Spectators: NA     
Estimated Number of Volunteers: 20   
Location of Parking: General parade parking
Road Closure: X No
Police Safety/Traffic Control: X No
Portable Restrooms: X No
Additional Info:  Race route follows parade route and precedes the parade itself.  No additional barricades, street closures or support structures required. 


Event:    River to Sea Bike Ride
Bike ride participants will meet at N. Front St. and at Empie Park for families with children and will participate in ride to Wrightsville Beach Park.    The ride will showcase the River to Sea Bike Trail.
Event Organizer:  City of Wilmington
Date:   Sat. April 22, 2017
Event Time:  8 am – 8:15 am
Set Up Time:  6:45 am – 8 am
Street Closure Time:   6:45 am – 8:30 am (Staff will open street back up as soon as cleanup is complete)
Break Down Time: 8:15 – 8:30 am
Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:  Volunteers/Event Organizers
Location of Event:    N. Front Street between Market St. &  Princess St
Expected Audience:  300
Street to be closedN. Front Street between Market St. & Princess St.
Number of Barricades needed: 2
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  •          Barricade @ Front St & Princess St.
  •          Barricade @ Front  St  & Market  St.

Cleanup:    Staff organizing the event will be responsible for cleanup.


Event:    Rock the Block 9 – Community Health Fair
Event Description:  Health & dental screenings, immunizations, food, music and entertainment
Location -   4th St between Harnett St & Bladen St. 
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017   No rain date.
Event Time:  10 am – 2 pm
Street Closure:  8 am – 3 pm
Set Up Time: 8 am – 11:00am
Break Down Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:  Event organizers
Expected Audience:  400
Street to be closed:  North 4th St.  between Harnett St. & Bladen St. 
Number of Barricades needed:  4
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 2 -   barricades at corner of 4th St/Bladen St.
  • 2-   barricades at corner of 4th St/Harnett St

Event:  It’s A Gimme Movie Night in Riverfront Park
Event Description:
 Movie event will include a family friendly film.   Refreshments including beer and wine will be sold.  (The timing of the movie coincides with the Wells Fargo Golf tournament.  Other events are planned in downtown Wilmington)
Date:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
Location of Event:   Riverfront Park (Water St. between Market St & Princess St)
Event Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Set Up Time: 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Break Down Time:  10:00 pm – 11 pm 
Expected Audience:  500-1000
Street Closure:   5 pm – 11 pm
Number of Barricades needed:
4
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 2 barricades -  Water St./Princess St.
  • 2 barricades -  Water St/Market St.

Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:   To be determined.


Event: Caddy Shack Concerts (2 evenings)
Event Description:
  Concerts will feature local & regional bands.  Refreshments including food, soft drinks, beer and wine will be sold.    (The timing of the movie coincides with the Wells  Fargo Golf tournament.  Other events are planned in downtown Wilmington)
Date:  Friday, May 5, 2017  & Sat. May 6, 2017
Location of Event:   Riverfront Park (Water St. between Market St & Princess St)
Set Up Time: 3 pm – 7 pm
Street Closure:   5 pm- 11 pm
Event Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Break Down Time: 9:30 pm – 11 pm 
Expected Audience:  2500-3000
Street Closure:   5 pm – 11 pm
Number of Barricades needed:
4
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 2 barricades -  Water St./Princess St.
  • 2 barricades -  Water St/Market St.

Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:   Coordinating with City Solid Waste Division.


Event:    Rims on the River – Vintage Car & Hot Rod Show
Event Description:  Display of vintage cars.  Free to the public.  12+ vendors selling car related items
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Rain Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Event Time:  11 am – 5 pm
Set Up Time: 6 am – 11:00am
Break Down Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:  City
Location of Event:   North and South Front St from Orange St to Red Cross St. All side street will remain open except Chestnut which will be closed from North Front St. to mid block.
Expected Audience:  20,000
Street to be closed:  North and South Front St from Orange St to Red Cross St. All side street will remain open except Chestnut which will be closed from North Front St. to mid block.
Number of Barricades needed: 26
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 2 -  N. Front St. & Red Cross St.
  • 4 – N. Front St. & Walnut St.
  • 4 – N. Front St & Grace St.
  • 2 – N. Front St. & Chestnut St.
  • 4 – N. Front St. & Princess St
  • 4  - N. Front St. & Market St.
  • 4 – S. Front St. & Dock St.
  • 2 – S. Front St. & Orange St.

Event:    Downtown Sundown Concert Series
Event Description:
 Free summertime concert series that takes place in Riverfront Park on Fridays from May 26 – Sept. 1.  In addition to the musical entertainment, there is sale of food, soft drinks and beer/wine.
Date:  Every Friday from Friday, May 26, 2017 -   Friday, Sept. 1
Location of Event:  Riverfront Park (Water St. between Market St & Princess St)
Event Time: 6:30 pm – 10 :00 pm *Note if rain delay the event may continue until 11 pm
Set Up Time: 2 pm – 6:30 pm
Break Down Time:  10 pm – 11 pm  * Note if rain delay the breakdown may be extended until 11:30 pm
Expected Audience:  2500-3000
Street Closure:   5 pm – 11 pm * Note if rain delay the street closure may be extended until 11:30 pm
Number of Barricades needed: 4
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 2 barricades -  Water St./Princess St.
  • 2 barricades -  Water St/Market St.

Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:   Coordinating with City Solid Waste Division.