The NDSU Homecoming parade is set for Friday, October 9. It starts at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Fargo. Seventy-five floats are scheduled to participate.
The parade route starts at the corner of NP Avenue and Broadway and moves along Broadway to 4th Avenue North. The parade will go west on 4th Avenue North and finish on the corner of 7th Street North.
Free MATBUS transportation to and from downtown will be provided, starting at 3 p.m. The buses will run to and from:
· NDSU main campus
· Fargo Cash Wise
· West Acres Roger Maris Wing
The LinkFM Downtown Circulator will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. You can park for free at the Moorhead Center Mall. LinkFM arrives every 12 to 15 minutes at each of 10 stops in downtown Fargo and Moorhead. More information is available at www.golinkfm.com.
Free downtown parking will open at 3 p.m. at the following locations
· Island Park Ramp
· 3rd Street Lot
Free downtown parking will open at 4 p.m. at the:
· Civic Center Lot
· 2nd Avenue North Lot
· 2nd Avenue South Lot
· Third Avenue Lot
· Radisson Ramp
· 4th Street Lot
· Main Avenue Lot
There will be no parking in the parade staging area and along the parade route on Friday, October 9, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. This includes:
· NP Avenue from Roberts Street to 5th Street North
· Broadway from Main Avenue to 4th Avenue North
· 4th Avenue from Broadway to 7th Street North
NP Avenue will be closed from Roberts Street to 5th Street beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 9. Broadway also will be closed from Main Avenue to 1st Avenue North.
The parking lot by Old Broadway and Renaissance Hall will close at 3:30 p.m. However, an exit will remain open until the staging area requires the space for floats.
At 4:30 p.m., the remaining barricades will be set up. The detour routes will be Roberts Street North and 2nd Street North.
NDSU homecoming events are scheduled for October 7-11. To see a larger map of the parade route, click on the link to the right of this story.