Street Closures for the Downtown Area

Event:   Riverfront Farmers Market  
Event Organizer:  Riverfront Famers Market, Inc.
Event Description: Annual, open air, curbside, farmers market featuring local farmers, producers and artisans with music.  Open to the public.
 R.T. Jones – City liaison
Dates: Saturdays, March 31 – Nov. 17, 2018 (excludes April 14th – Azalea Festival & Oct. 7 – Riverfest)
Location of Event
: Riverfront Park & N. Water St.  between Market St. & Princess St. (map in attached application)
Event Time:  8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Set Up Time:  6:30 am – 8:00 am
Break Down Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Street to be closed: N. Water St. between Market St. & Princess St.
Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:  Volunteers/Event Organizers
Number of Barricades needed:  None – event organizers have their own barricades
Additional Information:

  • 15th year of the market
  • 1500/weekly attendance
  • The farmers’ market will be contained to the one block of Water St. between Market St. & Princess St. as to allow ingress/egress to Water St. businesses/USCG during River Place Project
  • Princess St. is open to Water St. w/ on street parking and the old Wachovia lot is open for public parking

Event: Historic Downtown Marketplace - Artisan Market
Event Organizer: City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation Division
Dates: Sundays, April 22 – October 28, 2018 (excluding Oct. 7 – Riverfest)
Event Time:
  10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Set Up Time:  8:00 am – 10:00 am
Break Down Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan: City sponsored event, volunteers and organizers to clean event area.  Vendor generated trash to be hauled out by vendors.
Location of Event: Riverfront Park & N Water St. between Princess St. & Market St. (map in attached application)
Street to be closed:  Water St. between Princess St. & Market St
Number of Barricades needed: 2
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 1 – N Water St. & Market St.
  • 1 – N Water St. & Princess St.

Additional Information:

  • 6th year of the marketplace
  • 1000-1500 weekly attendance

Event: Downtown Sundown Concert Series
Event Description:
13th annual, weekly concert series/economic development initiative/fundraiser held in Riverfront Park with food and beverage vendors and alcoholic beverages  
Event Organizer:  Wilmington Downtown Inc.
Dates:  Fridays, May 25th through August 31st , 2018
Event Times:  6:30pm – 10:00pm (if rain delay  6:30pm - 11:00pm)
Set Up Time:  2:00pm – 6:30pm
Break Down Time:  10:00pm – 11:00pm (if rain delay 11:00pm – 12:00am)
Location of Event: Riverfront Park
Street to be closed: N. Water St. between Market St. & Princess St. (see attached maps)
Number of Barricades needed: 4
Pick up/Drop off:

  • 2 - Water St. & Market St.
  • 2 - Water St. & Princess St.                               

Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan: City supported event serviced by solid waste.
Portable Restrooms: yes – located in northwest corner of Riverfront Park

Event: 2018 YMCA Tri-Span 5K/10K
Date of the event: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Event organizer (sponsor): YMCA of Southeastern NC
Event Description: 5K/10K race supporting the LIVESTRONG program

Setup Date: 07/14/2018        Start Time: 5:00am         End Time: 7:00am
Event Date: 07/14/2018        Start Time: 7:00am         End Time: 9:30am
Estimated Number of Participants: 600 
Estimated Number of Spectators: 100  
Estimated Number of Volunteers: 60  
Location of Parking: Public decks, surface lots and on-street
Road/Lane Closures: X Yes - Secure Traffic Control contracted

  1. Westbound on ramp to 17/74/76 from S. Front Street.
  2. Right hand lane closure of Eastbound 17/74/76 over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
  3. Right hand lane closure of Northbound 421 to 133/Isabella Holmes Bridge
  4. Right hand lane closure of Westbound 133/Isabella Holmes Bridge
  5. Southbound exit ramp into downtown off 133/Isabella Holmes open to vehicular traffic
  6. Southbound right hand turn lane of N. 3rd St. onto N Front St.
  7. Southbound N Front St. between N 3rd St. and Cowan St.
  8. N. Water St. between Walnut St. & Red Cross St.

Barricades Required: 4

  • 2 - Red Cross St. & N. Water St.
  • 2 - Walnut St. & N. Water St.

4 Total Barricades

Police Safety/Traffic Control  X Yes - Contracting with WPD/NH County  for 6 officers/deputies for traffic control/safety at the following key intersections (locations noted on Map/TCP): 

  1. 1 officer at Front St. & Market St.
  2. 2 officers at S. Front St. & Queen St. - on-ramp to 17/74/76
  3. 1 deputy at 421  & Battleship Rd.
  4. 1 Deputy at 421 & Isabel Holmes Bridge
  5. 1 deputy at Isabel Holmes Bridge & MLK Parkway

Portable Restrooms: X  Yes- CFCC Parking Lot - N. water St..