Parade and Event Restrictions

During parades and special events such as bicycle and road races, you may encounter delays due to closed roads or lanes. Please drive carefully and share the road when you encounter one of these events.

Metropolitan Providence


No Scheduled Events

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East Bay


No Scheduled Events

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Newport County


October

Newport/Middletown: Newport Marathon, October 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., affecting numerous roads in both communities Learn More »

Jamestown: Jamestown Fitness Halloween Parade, October 25 starting at 4 p.m., affecting numerous roads in this community from the Fire Department to East Ferry on Narragansett Avenue.

Jamestown: Halloween Block Party, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., affecting Narragansett Avenue from Clinton Avenue to Howland Avenue (closed to traffic). Traffic will be permitted on Howland Avenue.

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Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley


September

Smithfield: Smithfield Lions 5K Road Race, September 28 starting at 10 a.m., affecting Pleasant View Avenue and Smithfield High School.

October

Tiverton/Little Compton: 6th Annual Miles for Megan, October 4, affecting numerous roads in both communities. Access course maps.

 

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South County


September

Westerly: 2014 Greater Westerly Heart Walk, September 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., affecting Foster Cove Road, Watch Hill Road, Browning Road, Yosemite Valley Road, Ocean View Highway, Ninigret Avenue, Niantic Avenue, Bluff Avenue, Aquidneck Avenue, Noank Avenue, Plympton Hill Road, Bay Street and Wauwinnet Avenue.

Richmond, Charlestown, Westerly, Hopkinton and South Kingstown: The RIde Against Cancer, September 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with two routes affecting numerous roads in these communities. See maps for the 32-mile and 61-mile courses.

South Kingstown: Firefighters Parade, September 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., affecting High Street, Main Street and Holley Street.

October

Narragansett: Rhode Island Spokes of Hope (Cycle Event), October 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., affecting US1 (South), Boston Neck Road, NBX Parking Lot, Beach Street, US1 Scenic, Narragansett Avenue, Ocean Road, Knowles Way, Point Judith Road, Galilee Escape Road, Great Island Road, East Shore Road, Dolphin Road, Marine Road, Conch Road, Sand Hill Cove Road, Point Judith Lighthouse Loop, Point Judith Lighthouse Parking Lot, Old Ocean Road, Burnside Avenue, Bonnet Shore Road, Bonnet Point Road, Lake Road and Maywood Road.

Westerly: Columbus Day Parade, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., affecting numerous roads in this community as well as roads in Pawcatuck Connecticut. See Course Map »

Narragansett: Get To The Point 5-Mile Road Race, October 18 starting at 1 p.m., affecting numerous roads in this community from Galilee to Point Judith Lighthouse and back.

Westerly and Charlestown: The Rhode Island Duathlon Festival, October 19 affecting Klondike Road, Ross Hill Road, Church Street, Route 216, Buckeye Brook Road, Shumankanuc Hill Road, Kings Factory Road, Prosser Trail, Route 1 South, and Old Post Road.

Westerly: Walk for Life, October 19 starting at 12 p.m., affecting Cobblestone Lane, St. Pius X Church, Wilcox Park, Grove Avenue, Elm Street and Sebastian Cemetery.

Westerly: Halloween Parade on High Street, October 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., affecting High Street.

November

Narragansett: Gansett Half-Marathon Race, November 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., affecting multiple roads. See course map directions

Westerly: Veteran's Day Parade, November 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., affecting West Broad Street, High Street and Railroad Avenue.

Wakefield: Mews Tavern Gear N Beer 6.9K, November 23 starting at 12 p.m., affecting Dockray Street, Willard Avenue, Allen Avenue, Peaked Rock Road, Weathervane Road, Foster Sheldon Road, S Road, Main Street, Wright Avenue and Highland Avenue.

December

Narragansett: Jingle Bell Run 15K Road Race, December 6 starting at 10 a.m., affecting numerous roads in this community.

May 2015

Narragansett: Mariner March Walk-a-thon/Road Race, May 21 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., affecting South Pier Road, Ocean Road, Kingston Road and Prospect Avenue.

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West Bay


September

West Warwick: Jackie Dion Houle 5K by Pink Heals, September 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., affecting Providence Street and the Washington Secondary Bike Path.

October

East Greenwich: Our Lady of Mercy Annual Walkathon, October 1 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., affecting Our Lady of Mercy School, Route 1, Cedar Avenue, Kenyon Avenue, 1st Avenue, 2nd Street, 3rd Street, 6th Avenue, 5th Street and 4th Street.

Warwick: 10K by the Bay & 5K Walk for Dyslexia, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with two routes affecting numerous roads in this community. Learn More »

East Greenwich: East Greenwich Halloween Parade, October 25 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., affecting Church Street, Pierce Street, Melrose Street, Main Street and Spring Street.

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