Event Road Closures
Sims Parkway & Oakley Drive
Because the majority of the Harrisburg July 4th Celebration is held at Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Parkway, the Town will close Oakley Drive and Sims Parkway to vehicular traffic from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. on July 3 and July 4. These roads are heavily used for pedestrian traffic during the event and the road closures are being enforced to increase the safety of all attendees.
Residents of Sims Parkway and Oakley Drive may utilize the roads to travel to and from homes, but are strongly encouraged to limit vehicular traffic during closures and expect delays.
Highway 49 and Harrisburg Veterans Road
The two northbound lanes of Highway 49 and one side of Harrisburg Veterans Road (from Highway 49 to Stallings Road) will close for the Harrisburg July 4th Parade. Road closures will begin at 7 a.m. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Lanes will reopen at the conclusion of the parade, at approximately 11 a.m.
The two southbound lanes of Highway 49 will remain open throughout the event and traffic will be redirected to one lane traveling northbound and one lane traveling southbound until northbound lanes reopen at 11 a.m. We strongly discourage spectators from standing on the parade to stand on the southbound lane side of Highway 49 to view the parade.
The two lanes of Harrisburg Veterans Road (from Stallings Road to Highway 49) will also remain open throughout the event and traffic will be redirected to one lane traveling eastbound and one lane traveling westbound until Harrisburg Veterans Road reopens at approximately 11 a.m. following the conclusion of the parade.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Residents of and visitors to the Town of Harrisburg on the morning of July 4th should expect delays due to the annual Harrisburg July 4th parade. For a map of the parade route, click here.