Saturday’s Azalea Festival Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Murray Road. It will travel south on Central Avenue and end at the Mill Creek Marketplace. The parade typically lasts an hour, during which portions of Central Avenue are closed. Residents should make their travel plans accordingly.
If you need to get around town during the event, I recommend doing so on foot or on bicycle. On a bike you can zip all over the place and visit all the venues without getting stuck in one place due to road closures.
Whatever you do, please don’t be a Mr. Bungle and hassle the volunteers about how you’re special the road closure doesn’t apply to you. I’ve witnessed this happen almost every year and it’s downright ugly.
If we all follow the advice in the following film, it should be a lovely weekend.