The Mansfield Downtown Partnership’s 16th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival is this Saturday, September 21. The Festival will take place from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Downtown Storrs.
To accommodate the event, the following streets will be closed from 6:00 AM until approximately 10:00 PM:
- Dog Lane from Storrs Road to Royce Circle (near Husky Pizza)
- Royce Circle from Dog Lane (near Barnes & Noble) to Wilbur Cross Way
- Bolton Road Ext.
- Wilbur Cross Way from Royce Circle to Elsie Marsh Way
Parking for the Celebrate Mansfield Festival will be available in in the Downtown Storrs parking garage, which will be free for the day. The parking garage will be accessible via Charles Smith Way to Wilbur Cross Way then Elsie Marsh Way to Royce Circle.
Additional parking will be available in the E. O. Smith High School parking lots and in the Mansfield Town Hall parking lot. On-street parking will be available on Storrs Road. Additional parking will also be available in UConn Lots S & B; any signed restrictions apply in these lots during the event.
Bus service to Downtown Storrs will be available during the Festival with some detours. CTtransit will operate its normal hourly service but there will be no service to the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center bus stop. The last outbound bus stop will be Storrs Road at E.O. Smith High School. Customers traveling to Hartford should use the Husky GO bus stop on Storrs Road outside Price Chopper.
WRTD and UConn Transportation Services will also maintain their normal weekend schedules but with stops only along Storrs Road (Route 195). WRTD will add a stop at the Mansfield Town Hall on Saturday.
For visitors arriving by bicycle, bike racks are located throughout Downtown Storrs, including outside the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center. Cyclists are asked to please walk their bikes through the Festival during the event.
The Celebrate Mansfield Festival is free and open to everyone. For more information, please visit downtownstorrsfestival.org.