Black Swamp Arts Festival to Result in Downtown Closures – Sept. 7-9

In conjunction with the annual Black Swamp Arts Festival scheduled for September 7, 8, and 9, certain street closures and parking restrictions will be imposed in downtown Bowling Green.

Beginning at 6:00 am on Thursday, September 6, the eastern portion of City Parking Lot 2 will be closed. The entire lot will be closed beginning Friday, September 7 at 6:00 am.

At 3:00 am on Saturday, September 8, on-street parking will be prohibited in the following locations: Main Street between Clay and Pearl; Prospect between East Wooster and Clough; Clay between Main and Grove; and Clough between Main and S. Prospect. Any vehicle parked in these restricted areas after 3:00 am on Saturday will be towed at the owner’s expense.

At 4:00 am on Saturday, September 8, Main Street, between Clay and Pearl, will be closed to vehicular traffic. While Main Street is closed, no through traffic will be permitted on Oak, Court, Clough and Washington Streets.  Wooster Street will remain open for east and westbound traffic throughout the festival.

During the Main Street closing, detour routes for local and truck traffic will be posted.

Throughout the event, shuttle buses will pick up visitors at the Bowling Green High School, Wood County Fairgrounds, Meijer, and Bowling Green State University. The buses will drop visitors off downtown at the Frontier Communications building as well as the Bowling Green Police Division.

Handicap parking will be available in remaining public parking lots and at the City Administrative Services Building, 304 N. Church St.

All streets will reopen and parking will be reinstated on Sunday evening.