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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires announces Road Closures for this weekend


Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Road closures for this week have been announced for the 14th Annual Rivers & Spires Festival in downtown Clarksville.

The Rivers & Spires Festival takes place April 14th-16th in downtown Clarksville. It is free and open to the public. The Festival features five stages of music and entertainment, arts and crafts, marketplace, food vendors and activities for all ages.

2016 Clarksville Rivers and Spires Festival Road Closures Map

The following streets will be closed:

Wednesday, April 13th Beginning at 7:00am

Public Square in front of F&M Bank

Thursday, April 14th Beginning at 7:00am

All of Public Square

Franklin Street from First Street to Public Square

First Street from Franklin Street to Main Street

Strawberry Alley

Friday, April 15th Beginning at 7:00am

On Friday, Downtown will be blocked off from Public Square to Fourth Street and Madison Street to Main Street.

The streets will be closed all day Saturday and until 7:00am Sunday morning, April 17th.

Clarksville Transit System

Clarksville Transit Center will temporarily relocate their Legion Street operations during the Festival. On Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th, the alternate staging area for the Clarksville Transit Center will be behind the Disciples of Christ Church on Cooper Place, between Union Street and Academy Street. The Routes themselves will not change and any questions can be directed to 931.553.2429.  Service from the Legion Street Station will resume as normal on Monday, April 28th.


Handicapped parking is available in the parking garage off Commerce Street in front of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department on the first level. It is accessible from Riverside Drive. Please be mindful of the business, private and residential parking in downtown area.

About the Rivers and Spires Festival

Pets, weapons and drones are not be permitted at the festival. Properly credentialed service animals are always welcome.

Limited seating is available around the event. Festival-goers are urged to bring their own folding or camping chairs. It is also recommended that attendees buy their food and drink tickets early to avoid long lines. Tickets for food and beverages will go on sale at various booths throughout downtown when the Festival opens. Credit/debit cards will be accepted at all ticket booths. We encourage everyone to recycle their plastic and aluminum while at the Festival, so recycling bins will also be placed everywhere a trash bin can be found.

The Festival will take place rain or shine.

Festival hours are:

Thursday, April 14th     5:00pm–10:00pm

Friday, April 15th          5:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, April 16th      10:00am–9:00pm

The 14th Annual Rivers & Spires Festival, April 14th-16th in downtown Clarksville, is free and open to the public. The Festival features five stages of music and entertainment, arts and crafts, marketplace, food vendors and activities for all ages.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit




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