APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — It is referred to as the largest and best of its kind – the Appleton Flag Day Parade is on Saturday, June 8th starting at 2 p.m.
Whether you’re looking to attend the parade or need to get around it, there’s plenty to know about detours, parking and the parade route.
The parade route is two miles long, starting at the corner of Wisconsin Ave. & Oneida St., going west on Wisconsin Ave. to State St., south on State St. to College Ave., east on College Ave., going through downtown Appleton to Drew St., where it will end.
Road closures will begin at noon and continue throughout the day. There will be a handful of roads closed following the parade around City Park.
There are multiple parking options in and around downtown Appleton, from metered parking, parking ramps and select businesses.
Scroll through the PDF images below for parking options.
If you’re looking to park in the Red Ramp, there may be some detours getting there due to construction:
- From 441 heading west on College Ave. please detour north at Lawe St. to Franklin St. head west on Franklin to Superior, south on Superior to the parking ramp.
- From 41 heading east on College Ave. please detour south on State St. to Lawrence St. head east on Lawrence St. to Superior, north on Superior to the parking ramp.
Before the parade, there are events starting Thursday, June 6th with the 2nd Division Marine Band playing at the Heid Music Summer Concert Series in Houdini Plaza which starts at 6:45 p.m. Saturday morning at 11 a.m. there will be a Pre-Flag Day Parade Patriotic Concert by the 484th Army Band in Houdini Plaza.
Then following the parade, the 2nd Division Marine Band will perform at the Appleton American Legion on West College Avenue.
A reminder to those attending the events – no alcoholic beverage carry-ins are allowed, no glass containers, no animals are allowed and pedestrians must obey traffic laws intersections around the event.
There will be extra patrol to ensure a safe time for all.
Come out to watch the parade at 2 p.m. on June 8th on College Avenue, or watch the re-broadcast on Local 5 at 10:35 p.m. on June 8th and/or Sunday, June 16th at 11 a.m.