Chattanooga's 66th Armed Forces Day Parade to be held May 1
Chattanooga's 66th Armed Forces Day Parade will be Friday, May 1, 2015 downtown.
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert will represent the Navy at this year's parade. Also participating in the parade will be the U. S. Navy Band. They'll be joined in the parade by civic and military organizations, area JROTC units, high school marching bands and other patriotic businesses and organizations.
Downtown streets will be blocked for the parade which begins at 10:30 a.m. at MLK and Market St. and will march north to Aquarium Way.
Starting at 7:00 a.m. the 600 Block Northbound curb lane of Market Street will be closed as city crews install a reviewing stand. That area will be closed until 2:00 p.m.
At 8:30 a.m. Market Street from ML King Boulevard to 12th Street will be closed for the parade line up.
At 10:30 a.m. the city will close Market Street and intersecting cross streets – one block on either side of Market – will be closed from ML King to 3rd Street, along with 3rd Street, between Broad and Market and Broad Street between 3rdStreet and 2nd Street.
Parking will be prohibited on Market Street along the parade route, on 6th Street between Market Street and Cherry Street and in the disbursement area of 3rd Street and northbound Broad Street as well as 7th Street.
The traffic department says parking meters will be un-bagged as soon as possible after the parade, with the exception of meters in the curb lanes of 800 Broad Street.