Sailfest Schedule & Traffic Information

 

Celebrate the 41th Anniversary of Sailfest. Sailfest 2018 will be held July 14-15. Sailfest is Southeastern Connecticut’s premiere summertime event, complete with a major fireworks display, amusement rides, free entertainment, ships, and over 200 vendors lining the streets. There will be plenty to see, buy, and eat, so make sure to come hungry and ready to try new food!”

FICC PARTY: Watch NL Fireworks from M/V Race Point

Please Visit the Sailfest website for more information. Click the MENU button in the top left of the Sailfest page to navigate the site.

NEW LONDON STREET CLOSURES
Saturday, July 14th / Sunday, July 15th

  • Bank Street and South Water Street closed to vehicle traffic starting at 6am Saturday and doesn’t re-open until Sunday after the streets are cleaned.
  • State Street to Bank Street closed to vehicle traffic starting at 6am Saturday and doesn’t re-open until Sunday after the streets are cleaned.
  • Tilley Street to Washington Street starting at 3 pm closed to vehicle traffic.
  • Tilley Street to Eugene O’Neil Dr starting at 3 pm closed to vehicle traffic.
  • Howard Street and Bank Street starting at3 pm closed to vehicle traffic.
  • Fisher Island Ferry, Union Train Station and Greyhound Bus passengers use Atlantic St to access and follow the signs.

Business on the water side of Bank Street will only have access to South Water Street ONLY if you have parking on your property until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Be sure to get employees and stock in by 4:00 p.m.  Passes will only work after 4 pm on Saturday. There is NO Parking on South Water Street.

On Saturday, July 14th at 2 am Bank St & State St will be cleared of ALL pedestrian traffic so New London public works can clean the streets.

DRIVING FROM NEW HAVEN
I 95 North, Exit 83 (Downtown New London). Go straight through light at end of the ramp onto Huntington Street. At 2nd light turn left onto Gov Winthrop Blvd. Parking garage on right or continue to 2nd light and turn right on to Eugene O’Neill Dr. Parking Garage on left. Or continue straight 2 blocks to municipal parking lots.

DRIVING FROM RHODE ISLAND
I 95 South exit 84s (Downtown New London) follow expressway as it turns into Eugene O’Neill Drive at the NL Police Station. Turn right at Police Station for Gov Winthrop Parking Garage. Or continue straight on Eugene O’Neill Drive and the Water Street Garage is on the left. Or continue straight on Eugene O’Neill Drive to municipal parking lots on left.

DRIVING FROM HARTFORD
Route 2 East to Route 11 South until it ends. Turn left onto Rt. 82 to first traffic light. Turn right onto Rt. 85 south. Take I 95 North, Exit 83 (Downtown New London). Go straight through light at end of the ramp onto Huntington Street. At 2nd light turn left onto Gov Winthrop Blvd. Parking garage on right or continue to 2nd light and turn right on to Eugene O’Neill Dr. Parking Garage on left. Or continue straight 2 blocks to municipal parking lots.

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IN MEMORIAM: Mario Mannetti

He enjoyed being outside, talking with his neighbors and was especially good with children and always could make them laugh.