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From Boston

Rte 93 North to Rte 495 North

From Salem, MA

Rte 114 West to Rte 495 North

From Newburyport

Rte 495 South

From southern New Hampshire

Rte 93 South to Rte 495 North

From Route 495 North or South

Take exit 45 (Marston Street). From Marston Street take first left onto Canal Street. Go straight through one set of traffic lights then take second right onto Jackson Street. Continue on Jackson through two sets of lights and the Common will be on your left. There is street parking along the Common, and on adjacent streets. Festival performers and vendors may also park in the Lawrence Senior Center lot, at 155 Haverhill Street. FYI Starting from Route 495 there are brown and blue signs directing visitors to Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitor Center, which is on the corner of Canal and Jackson Streets, just two blocks from the Common.

By Train

Lawrence is on the MBTA commuter rail, Haverhill/Reading line, from North Station in Boston. See for schedule and rates. 

Take Commuter Rail to the Bread and Roses Heritage Festival in Lawrence!

Walk 10 min to Festival site on the Common:  North on Union St, cross the Merrimack River, left on Common St, to Common.


Street parking is free in the City of Lawrence on Labor Day. There is a great deal of street parking around the Common, our Festival site. Should there be a need for additional parking, there are parking lots behind the historic Everett Mill (Union Street & Canal).

Festival Address

Campagnone (North) Common

GPS: 200 Common Street

Across from City Hall

Lawrence, MA



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