Some downtown streets to be closed today for State Fair Parade
The Opening Day Parade is a State Fair of Texas tradition that celebrates the first day of the annual event with a parade through Downtown Dallas. This year’s parade will start at noon Friday Sept. 30 from the corner of Houston and Main Streets and end at Main Street and Good-Latimer Expressway in Deep Ellum.
The City of Dallas has approved the following road closures for the parade:
- Parade staging area (closures start at 9 a.m.): The parade will stage on Houston from Main to Young Streets; Record from Jackson to Young Streets; Market from Commerce to Young Streets; Jackson from Houston to Lamar Streets; Wood from Houston to Lamar Streets; and Hotel Street from North Drive to Memorial Drive.
- Parade route: The parade will start at noon at Houston and Main Streets and proceed east on Main St. to Good Latimer Expressway where the parade will finish and disperse.
- Closures will start as early as 9 a.m. and all roadways will be open by 1 p.m.
To minimize traffic interruptions, a comprehensive traffic plan has been developed by the Dallas Police Department in conjunction with the walk organizers. Dallas Police will work traffic through the route as necessary and roads will reopen as the race passes each intersection.
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For more information, contact the Office of Special Events at [email protected] or call (214) 939-2701.