The Annual Kiwanis July 4th Parade will soon be upon us. In less than a week, residents from around Danville and surrounding communities will flock to downtown Danville to experience the festivities and parade.
The Town of Danville reminds parade-goers of things they should know, both traditions and new aspects of the event.
Parade Closures & Times
Streets in the downtown will be closed to traffic from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and the parade will run from 9:00 a.m. – Noon on July 4th 2016.
Reserving your Spot
Like last year, the town is reminding paradees to avoid marking sidewalks with chalk or tape. The town’s recommendation is due to the drought-related water restrictions. Unlike in years past, businesses will not be able to power wash the sidewalks following the parade. Tape, chalk and other markings can be unsightly, especially if left for several weeks or months afterwards.
Chairs may only be placed on the sidewalks Sunday, July 3, 2016 after 6:00 p.m. The town also to reminds attendees to not block handicap accessible ramps on the street corners. Handicap parking is also located at Diablo Road at Front Street.
Road Closures & Parking
Below is an interactive map of the parade map, street closures and parking (including disabled parking). You can also click here to view it on google maps. Using the map tool, you can zoom and click to plan your travel accordingly. The route and closures are marked with blue, parking lots with green, and disabled parking in turquoise blue. People hoping to find ways avoid the parade may also find the map useful.
Temperatures at this year’s parade on Monday are forecasted to be 81 °F with “abundant sunshine” and a light breeze. Nonetheless, like every year, it will be hot, so find ways to stay cool.
To find more information about the parade, contact Economic Development Manager Jill Bergman at (925) 314-3369 or email@example.com. Information and registration can be found on the Kiwanis website at www.kiwanis-srv.org.