Grand Parade Weekend Street Closures


WENATCHEE, WA.- Getting around the valley is always a challenge during the Apple Blossom Festival, especially with parades tonight and Saturday.  Most of the roads in East Wenatchee on and abutting the parade route for tonight’s Les Schwab Classy Chassis Parade will close at 6PM tonight and re-open at approximately 8:30 or at the conclusion of the parade.  There are two notable exceptions: the stretch of Georgia Avenue between Grant Road and 3rd Street alongside Eastmont Community Park will close at noon today and the outside westbound lane of Grant Road between Hanford Avenue and Georgia Avenue will close at 4 this afternoon.

Street Closures for Classy Chassis Parade

On Saturday morning crews from the city of Wenatchee will begin closing the streets of the grand parade route from top to bottom beginning at 7AM. The route and the side streets along the route that will be closed are shown here in red – green indicates the best alternate route to avoid the traffic congestion.

Traffic revisions for Grand Parade

Wenatchee’s downtown core will remain closed for the Tour de Bloom until 11 on Saturday night.

Tour de Bloom Traffic revisions

As far as parking is concerned, the largest public parking lots closest to the parade route are shown here.


Link Transit’s route 7 will operate an adjusted route to Memorial Park on Saturday – in fact, all the Link Transit routes in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee will be free all day Saturday.  For up-to-the-minute traffic information, download the Apple Blossom app on your smartphone.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.