Viewing the parade
On Sunday, July 1, Tall Ships will be commencing with the lead ship passing Castle Hill heading North at 12:30 p.m . The ships will continue North up the Narragansett Bay, around Gould Island, then South and out to sea. The first ship completes the Parade of Sail circuit at 3:30 p.m.
The town is providing the following information in order for the event to be enjoyable for both residents and visitors.
Venues for Viewing:
The following are areas suggested for public viewing. There are first aid stations at each location. For safety purposes, access will be restricted when capacity has been reached. Signage will be provided for public parking and shuttle service.
Beavertail State Park:
Beavertail State Park is located at the southern end of Jamestown . There are public restrooms and parking.
Downtown (East Ferry):
East Ferry is the commercial village with several restaurants and retail stores located along Narragansett Avenue and Conanicus Avenue. There are public restrooms and very limited parking.
Fort Wetherill State Park :
Fort Wetherill is located on the southeast side of Jamestown . There are public restrooms and parking.
Taylor Point :
Taylor Point is located on the Jamestown side, just off the Newport Pell Bridge . There are limited public restrooms and limited parking.
Parking and shuttle service details:
Public parking is limited in Jamestown. Parking will be available at Melrose and Lawn Avenue Schools on Saturday and Sunday. Extra police, as well as Road Island National Guard personnel, will be on hand to assist with traffic and parking throughout the Tall Ships Festival and Parade of Sail.
Shuttle service will be available on Saturday, June 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday, July 1, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from the following public parking areas. The cost of the shuttle service will be $5 per adult and $2 per child. Depending on the traffic conditions, the shuttle will provide drop-off and pick-up service on the halfhour to Beavertail State Park, East Ferry in downtown Jamestown, Fort Wetherill, and Taylor Point. Shuttle service will be available from the following locations: Melrose Avenue School, Lawn Avenue School and Fort Getty (July 1 only). Follow signs. Shuttle stop will be marked.
Many island streets will be off-limits for parking from midnight on Saturday, June 30, and all day Sunday, July 1. Those streets on which parking is prohibited are:
Bay Street, Bay Terrace Bay View Drive, Bryer Avenue, Buloid Avenue, Calvert Place, Davis Street, Decatur Avenue, Dewey Lane, Dumpling Drive, Freebody Drive, Fort Wetherill Road, Green Lane, Harbor Street, High Street (east of Green Lane), Holmes Court, Hull Court, Knowles Court (Conanicus to Coronado), Ledge Road, Mt. Hope Avenue (Bay View Drive to Calvert Place), Newport Street, Penny Road, Racquet Road, Reise Road, Seaview Drive, Southwest Avenue (from Narragansett Avenue to Hamilton Avenue), Walnut Street. East Shore Road at the Newport Pell Bridge property and the entrance and exit ramps for the Newport Pell Bridge.
No parking at Shoreby Hill
All roads leading into Shoreby Hill will be blocked during both the fireworks display on Friday night and again for the Parade of Sail on Sunday. Parking will be prohibited in the neighborhood for both events.