CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The annual Christmas parade, hosted by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government, will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in downtown Clarksville.
The parade route will begin on Eighth Street on the Austin Peay State University campus. From Eighth Street, the parade will progress to College Street and then to University Avenue. From there the route is the same as years past, proceeding around Public Square, the Historic Courthouse and back to Franklin Street. From Franklin, the route will turn onto Eighth Street and then return onto the APSU Campus. A map of the route can be found at https://bit.ly/3G8m97H.
Parking meters along the parade route will get covered on Friday, December 2 beginning at 4:00 p.m. prohibiting cars from parking in those spaces.
Starting at noon Saturday, Eighth Street and other roadways within the APSU campus will be closed to non-parade traffic. Eighth Street, College Street, University Avenue, Public Square and Franklin Street -- will close at 4:45 p.m. and reopen when the parade ends around 7 p.m.
The Clarksville Police Department will detour traffic to assist with congestion, but citizens traveling through the downtown area should prepare for delays.
The lighted Christmas parade is an event for local businesses, schools, and organizations to showcase their Christmas spirit by preparing a float or driving a fun vehicle decorated in holiday cheer. This year's theme is "Christmas Movies,” and participants are encouraged to embrace the theme through music, dress and décor.
For more, contact Clarksville Parks & Recreation at 931-645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com/parade.
About Clarksville Parks & Recreation
Clarksville Parks & Recreation provides a variety of indoor/outdoor programs, facilities, nature activities, and entertainment events for people living in Clarksville, Montgomery County, and Fort Campbell. These free or reasonably priced, year-round experiences help residents enhance their health, wellness, and social engagement -- resulting in a stronger, better community.
The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department earned its place among the nation’s top parks and recreation agencies in September 2022 with its accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The department demonstrated 100% compliance with the 154 standards on which accreditation is based.