Tall Ships Duluth Traffic Advisory

The DPD warns of heavy congestion during the events this week

The Duluth Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for the Tall Ships Duluth event that begins on August 18 and runs through the 21. Beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday August 18th, the “Grand Parade of Sail” will kick off the event as ships begin to enter through the Duluth Harbor area in waves of three.

Expect extreme traffic congestion in the Canal Park/Aerial Lift Bridge area during the entire afternoon of August 18. Those wanting to view the “sail-in” should park in the DECC, Bayfront or downtown areas and walk to the waterfront. The festival grounds will open at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday and close at 7:00 p.m.

Many Tall Ships Events will be taking place int he Bayfront Park area on Friday, August 19, Saturday the 20, and Friday the 21. Festivals ground will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m.

Coolers, cans, bottles, pets, bags, and backpacks will not be allowed on Tall Festival grounds.

During event times expect large amounts of traffic on 5th Avenue West, Railroad Street, Garfield Avenue, and in the Canal Park area. Significant traffic delays should be expected. Please use caution and watch for pedestrians and officers directing traffic in these areas.

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