Directions

How to get to the Lowell Folk Festival, Lowell, Massachusetts:

By Car

From Route 495 (Exit 35C) or Route 3 (Exit 30A if traveling southbound, Exit 30B if traveling northbound) to the Lowell Connector to Gorham Street (Exit 5C).

Parking in all Garages is $15 all day during the festival.

By Public Transportation

Schedules are subject to Change, please consult these organizations before planning your trip.

LRTA Bus:
Lowell Regional Transit Authority
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

LRTA Service Plan

July 26, 27, 28

The LRTA is happy to announce that we will again be providing shuttle service to and from the Folk Festival to help service our passengers better.  Also, several of our routes need to be diverted to due road closings.  Please check our website “Service Alert” for unanticipated road closings or event updates.

The MBTA has provided additional late trains on Fridayand Saturday11:30pm Friday and 12:25am Saturday.

Shuttle service will be provided from the Kennedy Center/Gallagher Terminal to the Folk Festival area at the following times:

Friday 6:00PM to 11:15PM11:15pm will be the last bus to the Kennedy Center for connection with the last inbound commuter rail train.

Saturday 11:00AM to 12:10AM12:10AM will be the last bus to the Kennedy Center for connection with the last inbound commuter rail train.

Sunday 11:00AM to 7:00PM: The last bus to the Kennedy Center will be at 7:00PM. 

The cost to park at the Gallagher Terminal will be $5.00

LRTA

Street Closings for 2013
John Street
Merrimack to Paige Streets
  Fri. 4:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Lee Street Reverse Direction   Fri. 4:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Shattuck Street
Merrimack to Market Streets
  Sat. 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sun. 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
French Street
John to Kirk Streets
Kirk to Arcand Drive (East bound Lane)
 
Fri. 6:00 AM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Fri 12:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Merrimack Street
Bridge to Dutton Streets
 
Fri. 6:15 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Central Street
Market to Middle
  Friday 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Sat. 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Paige Street
John to Kirk Streets
 
Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Market Street
Dutton to Palmer Streets
  Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 12:00 AM
Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Market Street
Palmer to Central (Two Way Traffic)
  Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 12:00 AM
Sun. 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Arcand Drive
Merrimack to Father Morrisette
  Sat. 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Middle Street
Central to Shattuck Streets
  Fri. 6:00 PM to Sun 12:00 AM
Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 12:00 AM
Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Palmer Street
Merrimack to Markets
  Fri. 6:00 PM to Sat 6:00 AM
Sat. 12:00 PM to Sun. 6:00 AM
Sun. 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Palmer Street (Two Way Traffic)
Market to Middle Streets
 
Sat. 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Worthern Street
Arcand Drive to Merrimack Street
 
Fri. 3:00 PM to Sunday 9:00 PM
O'Connell Street
Market Street to Merrimack Street
 
Fri. 3:00 PM to Sunday 9:00 PM

 

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