Road Closures for the 2018 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

Cheerleaders dancing at the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

For immediate release: November 20, 2018

Published by: Managing Director’s OfficeOffice of Special Events

Contact: Sarah Reyes sarah.reyes@phila.gov (215) 686-6210

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia released details for the 2018 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 8:00AM-12:00PM.

PARADE ROUTE:

– Start at 20th Street and JFK Blvd.
– Eastbound on JFK Blvd. to 16th Street
– Northbound on 16th Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
– Westbound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway (Inner Lanes) to Eakins Oval
– Around Eakins Oval to Kelly Drive
– Parade disperses via Kelly Drive and Spring Garden Extension
PARADE MAP

SCHEDULE OF ROAD CLOSURES:

Tuesday – November 20, 2018

  • 6:30PM-10:00PM: Eakins Oval between Kelly Drive and MLK Drive closed for street rehearsals.

Wednesday – November 21, 2018

  • 9:30AM-3:00PM: Eakins Oval between Kelly Drive and MLK Drive closed for street rehearsals.
  • 6:30PM: Eakins Oval closed for street rehearsals.
  • 7:00PM: Inbound lanes of JFK Blvd. from 20th Street to Schuylkill Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic until conclusion of parade.
  • 9:00PM: Outbound lanes of JFK Blvd. from 20th Street to Schuylkill Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic until conclusion of parade.

Thursday – November 22, 2018

  • 2:00AM: 20th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from JFK Blvd. to Market Street until conclusion of parade.
  • 4:00AM: Market Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 19th Street to 21st Street until 11:00AM.
  • 5:00AM: 20th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Arch Street to Cherry Street until conclusion of parade.
  • 6:00AM: 20th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Market Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway until conclusion of parade.
  • 8:00AM: Parade route closed to vehicular traffic.
  • Roads will be opened as they are serviced and cleaned.  All event-related road closures will be lifted no later than 3:00PM on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Traffic delays can be expected during the event.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes, and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event.  Please refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.

Parking Restrictions

Temporary no parking signs will be posted in connection with the closures listed above beginning on Wednesday, November 21, with parking prohibited in posted areas.

Please obey instructions on posted signs and follow directions from Philadelphia Police and parade officials.  Vehicles parked in posted areas will be relocated.

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