Patriotic Festival: City Information

Patriotic Festival is pleased to announce the festival’s move to the vibrant Norfolk waterfront on Memorial Day weekend. This three-day festival will have various events/performances at Scope Arena, Town Point Park and Waterfront Drive. Please be mindful of potential street closures and check back here for additional updates!

Street Closures

Please be aware of the below street closures.

Waterside Drive between St. Paul’s Blvd. & W. Main St. Thur., May 26 at 7 p.m. – Mon., May 30 by 2 p.m.

Commercial Place between Waterside Dr. & E. Main St. Thur., May 26 at 7 p.m. – Mon., May 30 by 9 a.m.

Atlantic St. between Waterside Dr. & E. Main St. Thur., May 26 at 7 p.m. – Mon., May 30 by 9 a.m.

Martin’s Lane between Waterside Dr. & E. Main St. Thur., May 26 at 7 p.m. – Mon., May 30 by 9 a.m.

Main Street between Granby St. & Atlantic St.* Sat., May 28 at noon – Mon., May 30 by 2 a.m.

*Closures will be intermittent

Parking

On-street parking will be prohibited on Main Street from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, through 2:00 a.m. Monday, May 30. Also, on-street parking will be prohibited on Waterside Drive, Martin’s Lane, Atlantic Street and Commercial Place beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26.

Additional on-street parking restrictions will vary in downtown from Thursday, May 26, through Monday, May 29. Please pay careful attention to posted NO STOPPING/NO PARKING signs. Posted signage applies to the entire block, not just the location where the sign is posted. Vehicles will be towed from event zones for public safety. If on-street parking is not available, parking garages and lots are available along with The Tide light rail.

All downtown parking garages will be open for the Patriotic festival except for the Waterside Garage, which will be closed.

A special event rate of $20.00 for Patriotic Festival event parking will be in place at the following locations:

Friday, May 27

  • Bank Street, Charlotte Street and Scope Garages                                                                      
  • Brambleton Lot

Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29

  • Boush Street, Fountain Park, Main Street, Town Point and West Plume Garages         
  • School Administration, Brambleton, East Street, Plume Street and Union Street Lots

Ticket holders can opt-in for Patriotic Festival text alerts by texting PATRIOTIC to 888-777. Alerts will include updates on street closures, parking, inclement weather and emergency events.

Festival Entrances

  • General Admission Ticket Holders: Enter from Main St. & Martins Ln.
  • VIP Seating Ticket Holders: Enter from Main St. & Atlantic St.
  • VIP Pit Ticket & Chalet Ticket Holders: Enter from Main St. & Commercial Pl.

Hotels

If you are staying at any of the hotels Downtown please contact them directly about parking, transportation and other logistics for your stay.

Additional Informaiton

Ticket holders can opt-in for Patriotic Festival alerts by texting PATRIOTIC to 888-777. Alerts will include updates on street closures, parking, inclement weather, and emergency events.

Users of the Elizabeth River Trail should follow the Downtown festival detour from Thursday, May 26 at 7pm until Monday, May 30 at 2pm. Detour signage will be in place surrounding the ticketed event area.

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