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.
Contact:
 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
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: Historic Downtown Marketplace
Event Organizer:
City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation Division
Contacts:  Kim Adams  910.254.0907  kim.adams@wilmingtonnc.gov
                  Suzette & Jackie  Hawley 910.319.7583  bonetirebeds@hotmail.com (volunteer coordinators)
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.

Event: Rims on the River Vintage Car & Hot Rod Show
Event Description:
Display of vintage cars and hot rods, auto related vendors, products and services and trophy presentation
Event Organizer: Downtown Business Alliance
Date:
Saturday, June 9, 2018  
Event Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Set Up Time:  6:00am - 11:00am
Break Down Time:  5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location of Event:

  • Front Street between Red Cross St & Orange St. (cars & vendors)
  • Chestnut St. between N Front St. & mid-block of Chestnut St. before N 2nd St. (cars & vendors)
  • Concert Stage – Old Wachovia Parking Lot at corner of Princess St. & water St. (private property)

Street Closures (see map in attached application):

  • N and S Front St. between Orange St. & Red Cross St.  
  • Chestnut St. between N. Front St. & mid-block of Chestnut St.  before N. 2nd St.

*All other cross street of Front St. to remain open
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 Street & Orange St.

Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan: City supported event.  City crews with event organizers and volunteers.


Event: 23rd Annual Orange Street Arts Festival
Event Description:
The Orange St. Arts Fest showcases a variety of local and regional artists over two days and includes art demonstrations, contests, musical entertainment and food trucks.  Featuring approx. 80 artists.  Juried Show.
Event Organizer: Thalian Association
Dates: Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2018
Location of Event: Downtown -  Orange St. between S. Front St. & S. 2nd St. and S 2nd St. between Church Alley and Orange St.
Event Times:

  • Saturday, 5/26 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, 5/27 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Set Up Date/Time: Saturday, 5/26 -  6:30am – 10:00am
Break Down Time: Sunday, 5/27 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Expected Audience: 5000
Street Closures:  

  • Orange St. between S. Front St & S. 2nd St.
  • S. 2nd St. between Church Alley and Orange St. (see map in attached application)

Number of Barricades needed: 6
Location of barricades to be dropped off: 

  • 2 barricades -  S. Front St. & Orange St.
  • 2 barricades -  Orange St. & S. 2nd St.
  • 2 barricades -  Church Alley & S. 2nd St.

Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:  City supported event.  Trash receptacles and removal provided by City of Wilmington Solid Waste.  Vendors are responsible for their own trash and trash inside the building will be placed in Blue Bags to be picked up at its normal location.


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.
Email:  office@downtownwilmington.com 
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


Name of the event: Cape Fear Community College Bridge to Bridge 4 Mile Race & 2 Mile Walk
Date of the event: Thursday, May 31, 2018,
Event organizer (sponsor): Cape Fear Community College
Setup Date: 05/31/2018        Start Time: 5:00 pm         End Time: 7:30 pm
Event Date: 05/31/2018        Start Time: 7:00 pm         End Time: 9:00 pm (race)  11:00 pm (event at CFCC)
Estimated Number of Participants: 400 
Estimated Number of Spectators: 100     
Estimated Number of Volunteers: 40    
Location of Parking: CFCC Parking Decks and surface lots, On-street, public parking decks
Road Closure: X Yes -

  1. Westbound lane of Dock St. between Water St. & Front St. (to open back up once last runner accesses the Riverwalk southbound at Muters Alley)
  2. Southbound N Water St. between Market St. &  Princess St.

Barricades to be dropped off at the following locations:                                               

  • 1 barricade at midblock of Market St. between Front St. & Water St.
  • 1 barricade at Dock St. & S Water St.
  • 1 barricade at N Water St. & Princess St.

Police Safety/Traffic Control  X Yes - Contracting with NH. Co. for 2 deputies for traffic control/safety at the following key intersections (locations noted  on attached course map):

  • 1 deputy at Princess St. & N Water St.
  • 1 deputy at S Water St. & Dock St.

Portable Restrooms: X No - Restrooms available at Cape Fear Community College.                   

Additional Info: 6th Annual Bridge to Bridge race - weekday afternoon/evening race - 400 runners.  Majority of race on the Riverwalk.

  • Course map in attached application.
  • 4 Mile start & finish at CFCC courtyard behind the CFCC Nutt St. Parking Deck.  Start – northbound on Nutt St. to turnaround point at Nutt St. & Brunswick St., southbound on Nutt St. to sidewalk to Riverwalk adjacent to Convention Center Dr., northbound on Riverwalk to north end by Isabella Holmes Bridge and turnaround, southbound on Riverwalk back the same way behind the Wilmington  Convention Center Dr., Coastline Center, CFCC, Hotel Ballast., through USCG Diligence parking lot.,  off the Riverwalk/sidewalk at Princess St., southbound on Water St. to access the Riverwalk at Muters Alley, southbound on Riverwalk to Nun St. Turnaround at Nun St. around the roundabout and back to Riverwalk northbound on Riverwalk to Market St., northbound on Water St. and back on Riverwalk/sidewalk  at Princess St., continue northbound on Riverwalk Alley back to S Water St., northbound on S. Water St. to Dock St., northbound on Front St. in closed southbound lane to Princess St., westbound on Princess St. to N Water St., northbound on N Water St. to Nutt St. to finish
  • 1 & 2 Mile at same start/finish with walkers heading northbound on Nutt to Riverwalk north to Port City Marina and turnaround on Riverwalk once coming out of CFCC.
  • Contracting N.H. Co. for traffic control, direction and safety. 
  • Volunteers at every other intersection/turn/crossing  where police are not for direction, safety and traffic control.  All volunteers in the roadways will be required to wear ANSI II safety vests and flags.
  • 2 Water stations - Water stations to be along public right-of way but not obstruct pedestrian or vehicular access w/ minimum 4 ft. handicap clearance. 
  • Event organizer will be responsible for notifying businesses/residents along the course route of the race with logistical details no less than 7 days prior to race.
  • Pre and post-race events to be held at CFCC.
  • No noise permit required.
  • Clean-up plan - Volunteers/staff clean trash at water stations and along course with all  trash to be disposed of off-site.

Event: City of Wilmington 4th of July Celebration
Event Description:
Live entertainment, food vendors and fireworks display
Contact: R.T. Jones – Event Coordination Specialist
PH:  910-772-4177 / 910-523-9003
Email: rt.jones@wilmingtonnc.gov
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Event Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Set up Time: 

  • 9:00am- Event area in Riverfront Park
  • 1:30pm – street closure of event area
  • 5:00pm – street closure of Chestnut St. between Front St. & 3rd St.  

Break Down Time: 9:30pm – 12:00am
Location of Event: Riverfront Park, N Water St. & Downtown Riverfront
Number of Barricades needed: 95

Pick up/Drop off: 

Event Area (areas to close at 1:30 pm – Parks and Rec. staff to handle)

1 @ Market & Water St. – with no pets/weapons sign

2 @ Market and Front (west side)

2 @ Princess and Front (west side) – w/ no pets/weapons sign

3 @ Grace & Water and the S. Hilton Hotel parking lot

3 @ Water and the S. Hilton Hotel parking lot – w/ no pets/no weapons sign

WPD/Traffic Control/Emergency Vehicle Parking (areas to close at 5:00 pm)

2 @ Front and Chestnut (east side)

4 @ 2nd and Chestnut

2 @ 3rd and Chestnut (west side)

Parking Decks (areas to close as needed according to traffic demand)

6 @ Market and 2nd (south side next to the 2nd St. parking lot – barricades will be used as extras in case needed at a location)

2 in the 100 block of Market (in front of the Market St. parking deck)

2 in the 100 block of 3rd St. (at the exit of the City parking deck onto 3rd)

2 in the 200 block of N. 2nd St. (at the entrance to the County parking deck)

2 @ the City parking deck entrance in the 100 block of N. 2nd St.

2 in the 500 block of Nutt St. (placed outside the CFCC parking deck)

WPD/Traffic Control (areas to close as early as 6:00pm or as needed according to traffic demand)

2 @ 3rd and Church (in the median)

2 @ 3rd and Nun (in the median)

2 @ 3rd and Ann (in the median)

2 @ 3rd and Orange (in the median)

2 @ Dock and 3rd

2 @ Dock & 2nd

2 @ Dock and Front

4 @ Market and Front (eastside)

2 @ 2nd and Princess

2 @ 2nd and Grace

2 @ 2nd and Walnut

2 @ Front and Grace

2 @ Front and Walnut

2 @ Water and Red Cross

3 @ Front and Red Cross

4 @ Nutt and Hanover

6 @ Front and Hanover

3 in midblock of Hanover St. & 2nd St.

3 in midblock of Brunswick St. between Front & 2nd

4 @ Front and Brunswick

3 @ 2nd and Brunswick

2 @ Front and Harnett

2 @ Front and Cowan

Trash Removal/Clean Up Plan:  City