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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival Street Closures


Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – On April 20th-22nd, 2017, the 15th Rivers & Spires Festival will be held April 20th-22nd, 2017 in historic downtown Clarksville Tennessee. 

Admission and entertainment at the Festival are free and open to the public.

The following streets will be closed for the Rivers & Spires Festival in downtown Clarksville.

Clarksville's Rivers and Spires Festival.

Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival.

Rivers and Spires Street Closures

Wednesday, April 19th Beginning at 7:00am

Public Square in front of F&M Bank

Thursday, April 20th 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 21st 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, April 22nd and until 7:00am Sunday morning, April 23rd.

Clarksville Transit System

Clarksville Transit Center will temporarily relocate their Legion Street operations during the Festival. On Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd, the alternate staging area for the Clarksville Transit Center will be behind the Disciples of Christ Church on Cooper Place, between Union and Academy Streets.

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 24th.


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

Festival Information

Animals (other than properly credentialed service animals), weapons (including permit holders), and drones are not permitted. Children under the age of 13 may not be left unattended.

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 20th: 5:00pm–10:00pm
  • Friday, April 21st: 5:00pm–10:00pm
  • Saturday, April 22nd: 10:00am–10:00pm

About the Rivers and Spires Festival

The 15th Rivers & Spires Festival will be held April 20th-22nd, 2017 in Downtown Clarksville. This event has five stages of entertainment with over 100 entertainers performing all three days. From children’s activities, arts & crafts, car and quilt shows, gaming, military exhibits, shopping and more this is truly an event for the whole family.

Admission to the Festival is free including all games, activities and concerts.




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