General Information

  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2017

  • Check-In Time: 5:00 PM

  • Check-In Location: Howard Baker Jr. Blvd. in front of the Civic Coliseum parking garage

  • Step-Off Time: 6:45 PM

  • Step-Off Location: Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and Howard Baker Jr. Blvd.

  • Parade Start: 7:00 PM

  • Ending Location: Parking lot behind Barley's on E. Jackson Ave. and Willow Ave.

Parking

Limited parking is available in the Knoxville Coliseum Parking Garage “B” but may not be free because of events taking place at the Coliseum or Auditorium.  There is no special parking for parade participants. We highly recommend carpooling because of the volume of traffic and limited space. 

Assembly/Check-In

Please enter the parade line at Hill Avenue and Howard Baker Jr. Blvd. to report to your designated lineup location.  The parade will assemble on Howard Baker Jr. Blvd. next to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.  Line is between 5:00-6:00pm.  The parade will step off from the staging area at 6:45pm.  There may be no admittance into the parade after 6:00pm.  Please allow for extra time due to heavy traffic, street closures, and re-routed lanes.  Each unit/organization will receive information regarding the unit number and lineup location.  Please report to your lineup location on the day of the parade.  A volunteer will be there to check you in.

Parade Route

The parade units will be staged on Howard Baker Jr. Blvd. , travel up Church St. and turn right on Gay Street, continue over Summit Hill and make the sharp turn onto Jackson Ave.  Give your unit enough room to make the turn.  The parade will disband just past Barley’s in the parking lot on Jackson and Willow.  **If you are a walking group, you will have to provide your own transportation back to the coliseum garage.  More information may be coming in regards to this.