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Golden Veterans Parade - 50th Anniversary Commemoration presented by Hershey's
Honor our military veterans at the Miami-Dade County Golden Veterans Parade – 50th Anniversary Commemoration presented by Hershey’s on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
The parade will begin at noon on Flagler Street under the I-95 overpass and proceed down Flagler Street to Bayfront Park, where a post-parade commemorative ceremony and free concert will take place. No backpacks are permitted at the parade or ceremony.
Transit Services During the Veterans Parade
Several Miami-Dade County bus routes that serve Downtown Miami and Brickell will be affected by the parade.
At approximately 4 a.m., detours to Route 77 and Route 277 will begin.
- All other routes affected by Flagler Street closures will start at 10 a.m.
Spectators will need an EASY Card or EASY Ticket loaded with monetary value or a pass to ride Metrorail. Metromover is free to the public.
City of Miami Trolley
The City of Miami's Biscayne and Coral Way Trolleys will also be affected by the parade.
North of Flagler Street, the Biscayne Route will be detoured onto NE 1st Street at Biscayne Boulevard, head west to NW 2nd Avenue, proceed north to NW 5th Street, head east into PortMiami and then resume northbound on Biscayne Boulevard.
South of Flagler Street, the Biscayne Route will take Brickell Avenue northbound to SE 4th Street, head east to SE 3rd Avenue, north to SE 2nd Street, and west to SE 2nd Avenue before returning south
The Coral Way Route will head north on NW 2nd Avenue to SW 1st Street, east to Miami Avenue, south to SE 2nd Street, and west to NW 2nd Avenue before returning south.
People leaving the event should take the trolley on the north side all the way to Northwest 2nd Ave where the designated free parking is located.
In order to accommodate the event, there will be street closures and detours in the area, including but not limited to East and West Flagler Street and Biscayne Boulevard.
The following is a timeline of scheduled street closures:
At 6 a.m., West Flagler Street from 2nd Avenue to North River Drive, and North River Drive from Flagler Street to NW 3rd Street will be closed. This will be the staging area for the parade participants.
At 8 a.m., Flagler Street from North River Drive to Biscayne Boulevard will be closed and barricades will be set up along the route. All cross streets (avenues) will remain open for vehicles and pedestrians to travel north and south.
At 10 a.m., the remaining necessary closures will be implemented, to include all cross streets (avenues) intersecting Flagler Street. Biscayne Boulevard will be closed between SE 2nd and NE 1st Streets.
Following the parade, the streets will be reopened following cleaning and clearing of barricades.
Biscayne Boulevard and Flagler Street east of East 3rd Avenue will remain closed until the end of the concert at approximately 6 p.m.
All traffic traveling northbound on Biscayne Boulevard will be sent west on SE 2nd Street. This reroute will remain in effect as long as Biscayne Boulevard is closed.
All traffic traveling southbound on Biscayne Boulevard will be sent west on NE 1st Street. This reroute will remain in effect as long as Biscayne Boulevard is closed.
Free event parking is available at the following parking garages:
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