The city of Philadelphia will host the 9th annual Philadelphia Veterans Parade on Sunday.
The events start at 12 p.m. However, there will be road closures throughout the city center from 6 a.m. onwards
Here’s a look at the day’s events.
Veterans Day parade and festival
The 9th annual Philadelphia Veterans Day Parade and Festival takes place Sunday in Center City, and organizers said the day will feature “more than 100 organizations, over 4,000 participants and over 50 veteran service organizations.”
The parade begins at noon at the intersection of Juniper and Market Streets and continues east on Market Street before ending at 5th and Market Streets, where the Veterans Festival takes place until 3:30 p.m
Officials said the Veterans Festival is a family-friendly event that will feature “food trucks, live music and resources such as employment services, health care providers, educational opportunities, financial assistance and workshops.”
The 2023 Philadelphia Veterans Parade is an all-weather event.
For more information and ways to watch the parade, visit phillyveteranparade.org.
The city of Philadelphia announced road closures for Sunday. Starting at 6 a.m., Market Street between 6th Street and 3rd Street would be closed until 5 p.m
Nearby, officers noted JFK Blvd. The area between 20th Street and 15th Street will be closed for the parade starting area starting at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Then, starting at 11:30 a.m., the streets along the parade route would be closed for the duration of the parade. These streets include:
- 15th Street from JFK Blvd. to S. Penn Square
- From S. Penn Square to Market Street
- Market Street from S. Penn Square to 6th Street
The streets closed during the day will be marked as a “temporary parking ban” on Sunday, November 5th.
City officials said vehicles parked in those locations during posted hours will be relocated. If a driver believes their car has been moved to another location, city officials advise car owners to call police in the county where their car was parked to get more information.
To reflect the day’s events, officials said SEPTA bus routes 2, 4, 7, 16, 17, 23, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 45, 47, 47M, 48, 49 , 57, Routes 61, 124 and 125 will be rerouted from their normal routes from 5 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m
Detours will be posted and specific route changes will be available on the system status page at septa.org.
Public safety information
Throughout the event, the City of Philadelphia will provide law enforcement support, traffic control and emergency medical services to the event and the surrounding area.
Officials noted in a statement that participants should never leave bags or other items unattended.
In the event of an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity, or item (backpack, package, container, etc.), immediately notify a law enforcement officer or call 9-1-1.
Do not attempt to open, move, cover, or touch a suspicious object.
For more information about the Philadelphia Veterans Parade, visit phillyveteranparade.org.
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