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


Providence: March 18, 2017, Providence St. Patrick's Day Parade/Road Race, affecting: Smith St, Hilltop Ave, Wyndam Ave, Arbor Dr.


Providence: May 7, 2017, Providence Marathon and Half Marathon, affecting Downtown Providence and points south towards the East Bay and Barrington.


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East Bay


Barrington: May 29, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Barrington Memorial Day Parade, affecting: Lincoln Ave, Upland Way, Barrington Ave, Maple Ave, County Rd, (Rt 114).


Bristol: July 1, 2017, Independence Road Race, affecting: Independence Park, Thames St, Constitution St, Hope St, Wood St, Mt. Hope Ave, De Wolfe Ave, State St, High St, Oliver St, Poppasquash Bike Path, Coggeshall Farm Rd, Poppasquash Rd.


East Providence: August 13, 2017, East Bay Half Marathon, affecting: Veteran's Memorial Pkwy, Pawtucket Ave, Bullocks Point Ave, Riverside Dr, Cresent View Ave, Carousel Dr, E. Bay Bike Path, 1st St.


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Newport County


Middletown: Sunday April 9, 2017, Sachuest Point Run, affecting: Sachuest Point Rd., Hanging Rock Rd., Indian Ave, Old Mill, Wapping Rd., Peckham Ave, Vaucluse Ave, Howland Ave, Third Beach Ave, Mitchell Lane, Wyatt Rd., Turner Rd., Green End Ave, Paradise Ave.

Newport: Saturday April 15, 2017, Newport 5K Road Race, affecting: Memorial Blvd., Cliff Ave., Gammell Rd., Annandale Rd., Ward Ave., Clay St. and Parer Ave.


Jamestown: Monday May 29, 2017, Memorial Day Parade, affecting: Watson Ave, Lawn Ave, Narragansett Ave, ending at East Ferry.

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Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley


Chepachet: May 29, 2017 10:30 a.m., Glocester R.I. Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony, affecting: Route 44 ( Putnam Pike ).

Lincoln: May 29, 2017 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m., Lincoln R.I. Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony, affecting: Smithfield Ave, Walker St, Chapel St.


Smithfield: August 5, 2017 10:30 a.m., RI Sprint Triathlon, affecting: Stillwater Rd, Farnum Pike, Douglas Pike, Higgins St, Whipple Ave, Cross St, Ridgeland Rd, Ridge Rd.


Smithfield: September 24, 2017 9:30 a.m., Smithfield Lions 5K Road Race, affecting: Pleasant View Ave ( Rte. 116 ).


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South County


Narragansett/South Kingstown: April 8, 2017, Beat the Chill, Climb the Hill 5K, affecting: Peckham Ave, Narragansett Ave E, Mumford Rd, Lakewood Dr, South Pier Rd, Lambert St, Kingstown Rd.

Westerly: April 8, 2017, Brumble Bikes Kermesse, affecting: Atlantic Ave, Weekapaug Ave, Shore Rd, Watch Hill Rd, Ninigret Ave, Ocean View Hwy, Bayberry Rd, Maplewood Ave.

Narragansett: April 9, 2017, MS Walk Narragansett, affecting: South Pier Rd, Ocean Rd, Exchange St, Caswell Rd, Narragansett Ave, Kingston Rd, Boon St.

North Kingstown: April 9, 2017, Fighting Seabees Running Festival, affecting: Pettee Rd, Harrison St, N. Quidnessett Rd, Forge Rd, Ives Rd, Potter Rd, Newcomb Rd.

Narragansett: April 29, 2017, South County Color Run 5K, affecting: South Pier Rd, Woodruff Ave, Lambert St, Kingstown Rd, Narragansett Ave, Boon St.

Narragansett: April 30, 2017, Rhode Island State Police 5K Foot Pursuit, affecting: Boston Neck Rd, Beach St, Narragansett Ave, Kingstown Rd, Boon St, South Pier Rd, Ocean Rd.


Narragansett: May 20, 2017, Narrow River Road Race, affecting: Boston Neck Rd, Old Boston Neck Rd, Middlebridge Rd.

North Kingstown: May 27, 2017, Matthew Siravo Memorial Run Walk for Epilepsy, affecting: Quonset Point Development Park.

Exeter: May 28, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Exeter Memorial Day Parade, affecting: Sunderland Rd, Locust Valley Rd, Hallville Rd, Reuben Brown Rd, Widow Sweets Rd.

Wakefield: May 29, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wakefield Memorial Day Parade, affecting: Holley Rd, Main St, High St.


Charlestown, Exeter, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Westerly: June 4, 2017, Ocean State Tour De Cure, affecting: Several Cities and Towns. Please visit: for course information and race times.

Westerly: June 4, 2017 10:00 a.m., Walk the Walls Walk, affecting: Mechanic St, W. Broad St, Granite St, Grove St, Railroad Ave, Canal St, Industrial Ave, High St.

Narragansett: June 11, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., KDMF 5K Road Race/Walk, affecting: South Pier Rd, Lambert St, Narragansett Ave, Kingstown Rd, Boone St.

North Kingstown: June 25, 2017, Ocean State Duathlon, affecting: Cripe St, Conway Ave, Roger Williams Way, Commerce Park Rd, Callahan Rd, Mooring Dr, Smith St, Romano Vineyard Way, Jones Rd, Thompson Rd, Davisville Rd, Allen Harbor Rd.


Narragansett: August 13, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 10th Annual Boby Doyle Summer Classic 5 Mile & 3K Walk, affecting: South Pier Rd, Lambert St, Kingstown Rd, Lakewood Dr, Boon St, Rodman St, Ocean Rd, Anna Olivo Ct, Earls Ct, Gibson Ave.


Westerly: September 10, 2017, Surftown Half & 5K, affecting: Atlantic Ave, Weekapaug Rd, Chapman Rd, MEadow Ave, Wawaloam Dr, Winnapaug Rd, 1st St, Fishermans, Ave, Shore Rd, Watch Hill Rd, Niantic Ave, Ocean View Hwy


Narragansett: October 1, 2017, Ocean Road 10K, affecting: Ocean Rd, Pilgrim Ave, Calef Ave, Nichols Ave, Beach St, Boston Neck Rd

Narragansett: October 22, 2017, Gansett Half Marathon Road Race, affecting: Ocean Road, Earle's Court, Gibson Avenue, Kinney Avenue, Old Pt. Judith Road, Route 108/Pt. Judith Road, Clarke Road, Pilgrim Avenue, Calef Avenue, Nichols Road.

Narragansett: October 29, 2017 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ocean State Road Races, affecting: Narragansett Post Rd and South Kingstown Middlebridge Rd areas.

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West Bay


West Warwick: March 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., St. Patricks Day Parade Parade, affecting: Washington St, Main St.

Warwick: May 19, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Narragansett Pkwy Road Race, affecting: Narragansett Pkwy, Country Club Dr, Dartmouth Ave, Ann Mary Brown Ave, and Howie Ave.

Warwick: May 20, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Historic Walking Tour, affecting: Poast Rd, Peck Lane, Remington St, N. Fair St, S. Atlantic Ave.

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