The parade kicks off at noon, from the corner of Park Ave and Mill St. It usually runs 1.5 - 2 hours.
Please park courteously on side streets; do not block driveways, roadways, or other cars.
The busiest area is Park Ave between Chandler - Highland Street, due to the bars and restaurants, as well as the reviewing stand located near Elm Park. The least-busy area is the stretch of Park Ave between Lovell and Maywood St.
The parade is providing portable restrooms in the following locations: the staging area at Park/Mill; Advanced Auto Parts; Webster Square Tire; Early's Auto; CVS; Martin Tire; Walgreens; Country Bank; Berkshire Bank; TD Bank
Yes - a shuttle will run from the Doherty HS parking lot, every 10 minutes or so between 12 and 2 - bringing parade participants back to the start of the parade.
Participants should arrive between 10-11. Vehicles (floats, etc) should arrive at 10. The staging area gets very busy and it will be difficult to park. Please carpool or plan to get dropped off.
The parade has an exclusive novelty vendor and all hawkers/peddlers must operate under the S&S Novelty permit. Food vendors with pushcarts operating on the public way must be permitted by the City and should come to the parade information tent to register under the parade event permit. Food vendors operating on private property should confirm their own licensing and permitting required by the City.