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

Above: Many town scouts are used to marching in the rain (from past events honoring veterans). The rest of us may want to pull out some umbrellas and raincoats for the Heritage Day parade. (photos by Joao Melo)

Southborough Recreation has shared information on the Town’s big community parade on Monday. (Yes, rain or shine.)

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 to avoid town center and the parade route. (You may want to check out the map below right.)

Rec Department 2017 Heritage Day parade instructions map
(click to enlarge 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
  • Carpooling for drop off is encouraged.
  • Students marching in a band should their instruments put together and music in hand before being dropped off. (Leave your case in the car.)
  • 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.

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

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