Heritage Day parade: Info for marchers, organizers, and parents (plus Commuters)

by beth on October 5, 2018

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Above: The annual Heritage Day Parade marches off Monday morning rain or shine (photos by Joao Melo)

Southborough Recreation has shared information on the Town’s big community parade on Monday

This year’s email to highlighted, bolded, and implored marching groups to carpool!

The annual Heritage Day parade represents about every segment of our society. (If you’re not marching in it, you’re sure to know people who are.)

If you aren’t attending – I’d advise anyone commuting around 9:00 am or later on Monday morning to avoid town center and the parade route. (You may want to scroll down for the map.)

If you are marching, or dropping off someone who is, here are this year’s details:

  • 9:00 am Organizing begins – Parade marchers begin to organize at St. Anne’s Church.
  • Drop Off is in front of the church on Boston Road. Boston Road will be made ONE WAY during drop off. (Let policemen know you are with the parade and they will let you through.)
  • Parking near the church is limited and only allowed on Newton Street and Overlook
  • Students marching in a band should their instruments put together and music in hand before being dropped off. (Leave your case in the car.)
  • Groups with children –- Parents must coordinate carpools. Parking is scarce!!
  • For some kids the fire trucks are the best part of the parade (photo by Susan Fitzgerald)10:00 am Procession begins – Vehicles, marchers, and floats head down Boston Road, turning left down Main Street through downtown and past St. Mark’s field, turning right onto Marlboro Road and ending just past the Library.
  • Parents are again asked not to pull kids out before they march to the end. In other words, don’t grab them at the Route 30 & 85 intersection.

Here are images Rec sent out with a parade map and information on where your marching group should gather:

Heritage Day parade map Legible drop off instructions heritage day parade Heritage Day parade - where to gather

Happy marching! (And if you take any great pics of your group, be sure to email mysouthborough@gmail.com.)

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