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Guide to America's Birthday Parade

Parade Route

America's Birthday Parade returns to the streets of downtown St. Louis on Thursday, July 4, 2020.  The parade began at the intersection of 20th Street and Market Street at 9:30 A.M. and proceed east on Market Street and end on Market and Broadway. 

The new map of America's Birthday Parade Route is here! Click on the image to enlarge.

Parking Information

Additionally, the police will strictly enforce NO PARKING in and around the parade route, and parade assembly and dispersal areas. Vehicles left in these areas are likely to be towed during the early morning hours of July 4, 2020.

Parade Route and Parking Map

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Street Closures

Various streets will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2020, for the parade route and the parade assembly and dispersal areas.  In addition, multiple streets will be designated as No Parking areas commencing at 12:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 4, 2020.  The information below was used for the 2019 Parade, please check back for additional updates.

The map of the Street Closures is in this Parade Day guide. Click on the image to enlarge.

The following Streets will be closed from 10:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 2nd to 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 4th:

  • Market Street from Broadway to 7th Street

  • 7th from Market to Chestnut

  • Chestnut from 7th to Broadway


The following Streets will be closed from 3:00 A.M. Thursday, July 4th to 12:00 Noon on Thursday, July 4th:

  • Chestnut from 20th to 18th

The following Streets will be closed from 3:00 A.M. Thursday, July 4th to 2 P.M. on Thursday, July 4th:

  • Spring from Forest Park Blvd to Clark Ave

  • Clark from Spring to Prospect

  • Prospect from Spring to dead end

The following Streets will be closed from 6:00 A.M. Thursday, July 4th to 12:00 Noon on Thursday July 4th:

  • Broadway from Cole to Walnut

  • 6th from Chestnut to Washington

  • 6th from Market to Walnut

  • 7th from Washington to Walnut

  • 8th from Washington to Walnut

  • 10th from Walnut to Pine

  • 11th from Walnut to Market

  • 14th from Clark to Pine

  • 15th from Market to Pine

  • 16th from Clark to Market

  • 18th from Clark to Olive

  • 20th from Olive to Market

  • 22nd from Market to Clark

  • Market from 4th to Jefferson

  • Walnut from 4th to 8th

  • Pine from 17th to Jefferson

  • 23rd from Market to Olive

  • Clark from 22nd to Jefferson

  • 19th from Pine to Chestnut

  • 17th from Pine to Market

  • 13th from Pine to Market

  • Tucker from Clark to Olive

  • Chestnut from 7th to 9th

  • Chestnut from 4th to Broadway

  • Chestnut from Tucker to 18th

  • Pine from 4th to Broadway

  • Olive from 4th to 9th

  • Locust from 4th to 9th

  • St. Charles from 4th to Broadway

Street Closures Map

Parade Street Closures

Accessible Services

A special viewing area will be provided for spectators with special needs or disabilities, as it has been done for previous Veiled Prophet Parades. The viewing area will be located at the southeast corner of 8th & Market Street.

The facilities will include interpreters for the hearing impaired, announcers for the visually impaired, and viewing space for the orthopedically impaired. Cold water and wheelchair-accessible portable restrooms will be available, and limited parking for handicapped licensed vans will be provided on a first come - first serve basis.  Designated disabled parking will be available on 8th Street between Market and Walnut Street. 

Deaf Inc. will provide interpreting services to the VP Parade, for more information please visit Deaf Inc.'s website by clicking here

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