Directions

Parking

For sailfest parking go to the corner of Bank and Howard or GPS 550 Bank Street – large parking lot across the street. $20 parking all day.

Be advised, it is suggested if you are arriving for the fireworks to arrive extremely early as this display is one of the largest on the East Coast and attracts high volumes of traffic!

GPS Information

If you plan to use GPS to find our event, please enter the following address that will take you to the start of the event: 24 Eugene O’Neill Drive, New London CT, 06320

Driving from New Haven

I 95 North, Exit 83 (Downtown New London). Go straight through light at end of the ramp onto Huntington Street. At 2nd light turn left onto Gov Winthrop Blvd. Parking garage on right or continue to 2nd light and turn right on to Eugene O’Neill Dr. Parking garage on left. Or continue straight 2 blocks to municipal parking lots.

Driving from Rhode Island

I 95 South exit 84s (Downtown New London) follow expressway as it turns into Eugene O’Neill Drive at the NL Police Station. Turn right at Police Station for Gov Winthrop Parking Garage. Or continue straight on Eugene O’Neill Drive and the Water Street Garage is on the left. Or continue straight on Eugene O’Neill Drive to municipal parking lots on left.

Driving from Hartford

Route 2 East to Route 11 South until it ends. Turn left onto Rt. 82 to first traffic light. Turn right onto Rt. 85 south. Take I 95 North, Exit 83 (Downtown New London). Go straight through light at end of the ramp onto Huntington Street. At 2nd light turn left onto Gov Winthrop Blvd. Parking garage on right or continue to 2nd light and turn right on to Eugene O’Neill Dr. Parking garage on left. Or continue straight 2 blocks to municipal parking lots.

Driving from Worcester/Norwich

Route 395 South to Exit 78 (Route 32 South). Continue on Route 32 as expressway ends in downtown and turns in to Eugene O’Neill Drive. Parking garage and lots ahead on the left.

Alternate route from Route 1 (Waterford) eastbound – Boston Post Road to Bank Street in New London. Follow Bank St East into Downtown.

Travel by Train

Take Shore Line East, Connecticut’s commuter rail service, to Sailfest and leave I-95 traffic behind. No-hassle, affordable train travel means your entire family can enjoy one the region’s biggest summer events – SailFest – without the headaches of I-95 traffic. Shore Line East’s NEW weekend service to New London includes 14 conveniently scheduled trains, with departures from New Haven starting at 7 am. Smiles guaranteed the moment you sit down – and some pretty spectacular views. Trains every two hours or less. Discounts for seniors/disabled. Kids under 11 ride free. See the schedule at www.shorelineeast.com. Schedules are also available at any Shore Line East train station.

Docking & Mooring

Mooring are reserved in advance. Please contact Crockers Boat Yard for transit docking. 860-443-6304
There will be no docking at any of the waterfront piers during Sailfest for security reasons. The floating docks can be used as dingy docks.