Police Notify Public of Road Closures for Thursday’s Homecoming Parade

Downtown Duluth will be painted maroon and gold this week as thousands are expected to turn out to celebrate UMD’s homecoming parade.  

The parade will take place this Thursday, October 8. 

This year’s parade starts at 6 p.m. 

All parade floats and band will lineup on Michigan Street and head up 1st Avenue West, then west on Superior Street to 4th Avenue West.  

Drivers are urged to use caution when driving in the area of this event. 


-Starting at 4:00 p.m., all eastbound traffic on Michigan Street will be diverted at 1st Avenue West as parade floats line up between 1st West and 1st Avenue East. Parade Units will be able to take 1st Avenue East down to Michigan Street and will be allowed westbound on Michigan Street to lineup

-Beginning at 5:00 p.m. the 5th Avenue West exit ramp from southbound I-35 will be closed.   The exit ramp to Lake Avenue will remain open

-Michigan Street and Superior Street will close to traffic after 5:30 p.m.


After 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. 

-The parade route on Superior Street

-Part of Michigan Street

-1st Avenue West and 1st Avenue East between Michigan Street and Superior Street

-Violators will be towed and tagged


-Eastbound buses will use 2nd Street to Lake Avenue, down Lake Avenue to Superior Street, and regular routes. 

-Westbound DTA buses will run regular routes on Superior Street and Lake Avenue, then Lake Avenue up to 1st Street to 5th Avenue West. 

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