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Streets Impacted by the Asheville Holiday Parade


The Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles will bring 15,000+ people to Downtown Asheville on Saturday, November 23. Due to this large number of people and road closures, traffic and parking in downtown will be difficult.

We encourage parade attendees to use the Asheville Transit System and City of Asheville and Buncombe County parking garages.

Asheville Police will begin clearing and closing downtown streets at about 8am, sometimes earlier.

  • Parking meters along the parade route will be closed at 6am. Meters are bagged to notate closure. Cars that remain parked Saturday, Nov. 23 will be towed.
  • This primarily involves Biltmore Avenue and Patton Avenue, but may affect meters in other areas of downtown as well.

The following roads are closed for the parade:

  • Biltmore Avenue from South Charlotte Street to College Street
  • Patton Avenue from Biltmore Avenue to Clingman Avenue/Haywood Street (including Vance Monument Area of Pack Square Park)
  • Charlotte Street from College Street to Biltmore Avenue
  • College Street from Haywood Street to Patton Avenue (along Pritchard Park)
  • Haywood Street between College Street and Patton Avenue (in front of Wells Fargo Building, along Pritchard Park)
  • North Pack Square and South Pack Square

All streets leading into the parade route and line up area will also be impacted. These streets are not closed completely, but vehicles will not be able to cross Biltmore or Patton Avenues.

Secondary roads impacted by the parade:

  • McCormick Place
  • South Market Street
  • Beaumont Street
  • Eagle Street
  • South Lexington Avenue
  • Church Street
  • Buncombe Street
  • Commerce Street
  • Aston Street
  • Coxe Avenue
  • Asheland Avenue
  • Grove Street
  • South French Broad
  • North French Broad
  • North and South Pack Square
  • Broadway (at Pack Place)
  • North Lexington Avenue
  • Haywood Street
  • Otis Street
  • Ann Street
  • Carter Street

Streets affected by drop off and line up include:

  • Parade lines up on Charlotte Street, street closed from College Street to Biltmore Avenue
  • Martin Luther King Jr Drive
  • Oak Street
  • Valley Street
  • Eagle Street
  • South Market Street
  • Hazzard Street
  • Knob Street
  • Max Street
  • Grail Street
  • Ridge Street

**Subject to change.