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Road Closures

The 2019 Made in America artists will perform on four stages along the Parkway on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1. Doors will open each day at noon, with performances scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Performances are expected to run until approximately midnight on Saturday and 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets, lineup and general information about the Made in America Festival, visit www.madeinamericafest.com.

Road Closures & Parking Restrictions

To accommodate venue construction and the two-day festival, gradual road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in sections of the Fairmount neighborhood will begin on Sunday, Aug. 25. The number and magnitude of street closings and parking restrictions will increase each day. Specific phases for road closures are detailed below. All roadways will reopen prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, Sept. 3, with traffic patterns returning to normal. Some low-impact parking and travel lane restrictions will remain in place until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Delays can be expected during the course of event construction set-up and on festival days. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in the areas near these festivities before and during Labor Day weekend. Double-parking—which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal—should also be avoided.

Phase 1 – 7 a.m. on Aug. 25 – 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 3:

  • CLOSED: Two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Phase 2 – 7 a.m. on Aug. 26 – 5 p.m. on Sept. 3:

  • CLOSED: Spring Garden Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Phase 3 – 7 a.m. on Aug. 27 – 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 3:

  • Parking prohibited on Pennsylvania Avenue from 22nd Street to 23rdStreet (south side) and Park Towne Place from 22nd Street to 24thStreet (north side)

Phase 4 – 10 a.m. on Aug. 28 – 5 a.m. on Sept. 3:

  • CLOSED: Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20thStreet and Eakins Oval
  • Cross-traffic on numbered streets will be permitted

Phase 5 – 7 p.m. on Aug. 29 – 5 a.m. on Sept. 3:

  • CLOSED: Outer lanes on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 22ndand 23rd Streets

Phase 6 – 10 a.m. Aug. 30 – 5 a.m. Sept. 3:

  • CLOSED: Outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20thStreet and Eakins Oval
  • CLOSED: Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20thStreet and Eakins Oval
  • CLOSED: 23rd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • CLOSED: 22nd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place
  • CLOSED: 21st Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street
  • CLOSED: Kelly Drive outbound from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • CLOSED: Outer lane of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive adjacent to Paine’s Park
  • Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic headed inbound (to Center City)—from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive—must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue.

All road closures will be lifted prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Phase 7 – 3 a.m. Aug. 31 – 5 a.m. Sept. 2:

The most extensive road closures and parking restrictions around the festival site will begin at 3 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, and remain in effect through the duration of the event. Many of the road closures listed below will be lifted prior to 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2 as roads are cleaned and serviced.

Road Closures

  • The entire width of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, beginning at 20thStreet extending through Eakins Oval (25th Street)
  • Behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • Note: The rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be accessible to museum guests via a special route (Fairmount Avenue, to Pennsylvania Avenue, to 25th Street/Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive)
  • 21st Street, between Winter and Spring Garden Streets
  • 22nd Street, between Race Street and Fairmount Avenue
  • 23rd Street, between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Fairmount Avenue
  • 24th Street, between Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
  • Spring Garden Street Tunnel
  • Spring Garden Street Bridge
    • Note: The City will make every effort to keep this bridge open during Philadelphia Museum of Art operating hours, but it may be forced to close during periods of heavy pedestrian traffic
  • Kelly Drive, between 23rd Street and Fairmount Avenue
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between the Falls Bridge and Eakins Oval
  • 2100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Whole Foods store and 21st Street
    • Note: The eastern half of the block, from the Whole Foods Market to 20th Street, will remain open to allow access to the store
  • I-676 westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street
    • Note: I-676 eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will be open

No Parking

  • Pennsylvania Avenue, between 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue (south side of street)
  • Winter Street, between 20th and 22nd Streets (both sides of street)
  • 20th Street, between Vine and Callowhill Streets (east side of street)
  • 21st Street, between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Race Street (both sides of street)
  • 22nd Street, between Winter and Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street)
  • Park Towne Place, between 22nd and 24th Streets (both sides of street)
  • Spring Garden Street, between 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Race Street, between 19th and 20th Streets

Additional road closures and parking restrictions may be necessary in the vicinity of the event grounds as dictated by conditions. Resident and visitors should always obey posted signs and instructions from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Public Transportation & Paid Parking Information

SEPTA Customer Service will extend its hours of operation on Saturday and Sunday, with phone and online agents available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Customer service can be reached at (215) 580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social. For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules during Labor Day weekend, visit www.septa.org or call (215) 580-7800, and www.njtransit.com or call (973) 275-5555.

Available transportation options include:

  • Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines. Local train service will operate on a normal weekend schedule throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Race-Vine and City Hall Stations on the Broad Street Line and 15th Street Station on the Market Frankford Line provide easy walking access to the festival gates on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines will offer overnight service as usual on Saturday.
  • Regional Rail. Late-night train service will be available on SEPTA’s Regional Rail Lines on Saturday and Sunday nights departing from Jefferson, Suburban and 30th Street Stations. Special schedules will be posted in stations and are also available online at www.septa.org/events. If the concert runs late on Saturday or Sunday, these trains will be held for approximately 20 minutes after the concert ends. Parking is free at all SEPTA-owned Regional Rail lots on weekends. Parking lot location information is available online at www.septa.org/parking.
  • Trolley. Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34 and 36 offer convenient service to and from the concert, with 19th and 22nd Street Stations providing easy walking access to Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Trolley Route 15 connects with Broad Street and Market Frankford Line service at Girard Avenue.
  • Bus. Due to festival-related street closures, SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 and 48 will be detoured from their normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31 through 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2. Specific route changes are available on the System Status Page at www.septa.org.
  • PHLASH. PHLASH transportation is an inexpensive way to visit key attractions in Center City and the Parkway vicinity, with stops at 22 locations including many in Center City. Find PHLASH on the go, with live updates at RidePhillyPHLASH.com and visit www.phillyphlash.comfor a schedule and route details.
  • Rideshare. Taxi, Uber and Lyft designated drop off and pick up locations are along the 2100 block of Spring Garden Street and the 1900 block of Arch Street.
  • Indego Bike Share. Attendees using Indego to get to the festival should check the mobile app to confirm dock and bike availability in real time. Users can also check bike and station status at www.rideindego.com or by following @rideindego on Twitter. The Art Museum Indego station will be temporarily relocated to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to accommodate the stage.

If driving, commercial off-street parking lots and garages are conveniently located on or near the Parkway. Attendees can contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website at www.philapark.org for a list of parking options. The Made in America Festival is not affiliated with these parking facilities.

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