Day of the Event

The Golden Rule (and a few others)

The rule of the day is the golden one ā€“ do to others as you would have them do to you. That affects how we treat fellow festival participants, volunteers, hosts, musicians, and our neighbors in North Heights. A little consideration can go a long way to making the day great for everyone.

Please keep in mind all city ordinances still apply during the festival. That includes prohibitions against excessive noise and drinking alcohol on public property. Please stay off of yards except those hosting events. Pick up after yourself (and all the other things your mother told you to do.).

Walking the Festival

North Heights is a pedestrian friendly neighborhood with sidewalks and tree lined parkways on every block. Streets will not be closed for the event. Please share the space with pedestrians, bikers, and cars.

All music acts will begin at 15 minutes after the hour to give time to move between porches and enjoy the other activities along the way. You might want to bring a blanket or folding chair if you plan to sit for a while.


The food vendors are located conveniently near the center of the festival area around the intersection of N Byers and E street. You can bring in your own food, but please consider supporting these local businesses and enjoy the excellent variety of food they provide.


Public restrooms are available at Neighborhood Life House (also a music venue) 516 N Wall. A porta-potty with hand sanitizer will be located in the Parking lot at Moffet and E.


Plan to park outside the event area and walk between porches. The lot at ā€œEā€ and N Moffet (Columbia Elementary) is reserved for the handicapped, senior citizens and parents with small children. Our neighbors at On Command Canine Training Academy, Binky Guy, The Bruncheonette, and Covert Electric Supply, have generously offered to let our participants park in their lots.

Some on street parking is also available along C street between Main and Sergeant. Also consider walking, biking, or ridesharing to the event if you can.

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