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Traffic Information for 66th Annual Appleton Flag Day Parade

Post Date:06/11/2016 10:16 PM

Motorists traveling through the Appleton area (specifically the downtown, Erb Park and City Park areas) should plan alternate routes during the upcoming Flag Day Parade. 

The 66th Annual Appleton Flag Day Parade will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016.  It begins at 2 PM and ends at approximately 4:30 PM. To allow for staging of the vehicles involved in the event, specific roadways will be closed starting at 12 PM (noon).

The following streets around the Erb Park staging area will be closed to traffic starting at 12 PM (noon):

E. Wisconsin Avenue (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)

E. Glendale Avenue (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)

N. Morrison Street (between E. Wisconsin Avenue and N. Drew Street)

N. Drew Street (between E. Wisconsin Avenue and E. Glendale Avenue)

E. Parkway Boulevard (between N. Oneida Street and N. Morrison Street)

E. Roosevelt Street (between N. Oneida Street and N. Durkee Street)

E. Circle Street (between N. Morrison Street and N. Durkee Street)

E. Brewster Street (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)

E. Randall Street (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)

At 1:15 PM the following streets are closed to traffic (both on the roadway and cross traffic):

W. Wisconsin Avenue (between N. Richmond Street and N. Drew Street)

N. State Street (between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. College Avenue)

College Avenue (between Richmond/Memorial and Lawe Street)

The parade begins at 2 PM at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and N. Oneida Street. It follows a route along W. Wisconsin Avenue to N. State Street. It follows N. State Street to W. College Avenue. At W. College Avenue the parade travels east to Drew Street.

2016 Flag Day Parade Route

During the parade the following streets will be closed to traffic:

Wisconsin Avenue (between N. Erb Street and N. Drew Street)

N. State Street (between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. College Avenue)

College Ave (between Richmond/Memorial and Lawe Street)

Following the parade, the area around City Park is utilized for pick-up of parade participants and tear-down of parade units.  As a result, the following streets in that area will experience higher than normal levels of traffic:

E. Franklin Street

N. Union Street

E. North Street

E. Eldorado Street

N. Bateman  Street

E. Pacific Street

A bypass route has been planned for northbound motorists on South Oneida Street (crossing the Skyline Bridge).  It utilizes W. Prospect Avenue and diverts traffic to S. Memorial Drive.   Northbound traffic on S. Oneida Street does have the ability to travel to the city parking ramps and YMCA ramp on the south side of College Avenue.

It is suggested to motorists passing through the area to avoid the aforementioned areas, if possible, between 12 PM and 5 PM.

A reminder to those individuals attending theses events: 

  • NO alcoholic beverage carry-ins allowed at the events
  • NO glass containers
  • NO animals are allowed at special events
  • Pedestrians must obey all traffic laws at intersections around the event
  • Individuals consuming alcoholic beverages should plan a safe ride home. 
  • Extra patrols will be out during and after the events to help ensure a safe time for all.      

For additional information, please contact Sgt. David Lund at 920-832-5509.

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