Thousands of people are expected to attend Fourth of July festivities this year, and that means thousands of drivers will be looking for a place to park.
Chris Pollock, Chairman for Fourth on Broadway, says they are expecting their largest crowd ever this year because it's a weekday and people won't be traveling as much plus the weather is great.
"Since it does fall on a weekday, we are expecting a big crowd. We're probably expecting around 75 to 80,000 people. We are the largest free event in Texas so we always expect a huge crowd," Pollock said.
Please check the map associated with this story. The areas in red will be blocked off, so you will not be able to park there.
The streets surrounding the courthouse; Broadway and Avenue A; Broadway and Canyon Lake Drive; and everything along Broadway from University Avenue to Avenue Q will be closed.
But Pollock says there are a few things working in your favor.
"It is a city holiday, so any kind of timed parking you're not going to have to worry about," he said.
The parade begins at 9 a.m. and Pollock recommends getting there about thirty minutes early to get a really good spot.
But even if you don't arrive early, Pollock says you won't miss out on the fun.
"If you pull up and show up, you will still get a great view. We do have a huge crowd, but we have a big area too," he said.
There will be free bus transportation to and from the firework show at the fairgrounds parking lot. That premiere parking will cost $10. But even if you choose not to park at the fairgrounds, you can still catch the bus for free.
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