We have talked extensively about the Montana Folk Festival this weekend in Butte. From the full roster of performers, to volunteer opportunities, things you need to bring, and things you need to leave at home.

Now let’s focus a bit on the road closures. Below you will see a map of uptown Butte, with the festival footprint highlighted.

Folk Festival footprint
Folk Festival footprint

Everything inside that area is closed to traffic starting Thursday night at 7:00 pm.

Some things you will need to know. There will be a temporary 4-way stop at the corner of W. Woolman and Montana St. (The northwest corner of the Original yard).

Woolman Street will be open from Montana to Main, to two-way traffic. Residential parking only, with a permit. This will be strictly enforced. There will also be no parking on either side of North Montana. The other large area designated ‘no-parking’ is on the Eastern border of the festival footprint. From East Woolman, down N. Wyoming to E. Copper, and continuing south to N. Arizona.

North Main Street will be fully closed from Woolman St down to West Quartz (The Butte Archive)

East Granite and East Broadway will both close on Wednesday.

Broadway and Granite closures.
Broadway and Granite closures.

East Broadway will close to through traffic Wednesday morning at 9:00 am, and East Granite Street will close Wednesday night at 7:00 pm to erect the stages on each of those streets.

Park Street will remain open throughout the weekend for easy travel, please just watch carefully for pedestrians.

Also, remember to keep an eye out for the buses, they will be running throughout the weekend shuttling festival-goers around the grounds. (It’s going to be a hot weekend, hop a lift up Main Street to the Original, no need to walk it!)

The Finlen Hotel will serve as the hub for volunteer registration, first-aid, and also the festival lost and found.

This is an incredibly fun weekend and a big weekend for uptown Butte. If you are planning on spending time at the festival, make sure to make a donation (if you are able) so we can look forward to year 15 of the Montana Folk Festival here in Butte.

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