NEW PARADE ROUTE FOR 2016!
Due to construction on the Houston Art Car Parade's usual route along Allen Parkway, for 2016 the parade will be moved into downtown Houston, running along Smith St. from Pease St. to Walker St., making a left turn at Walker St., and then a left onto Bagby St., ending at Lamar St.
The public is invited to watch the parade anywhere along the parade route. There will be beverage stations, food trucks, gift shops, restrooms, and entertainment scattered along Smith Street, with major groupings at Smith St. & Pease St., Smith St. & Polk St., Smith St. & Lamar St, and Bagby St. & Lamar St (in front of Sam Houston Park) where RESERVED SEATING is available.
We recommend parking in the various parking garages in downtown Houston near the parade route - see map below for specific locations. There is also metered street parking. To avoid congestion within downtown we also recommend carpooling, using share-ride apps, or even riding your bike!
This is a temporary route, as the parade plans to return to Allen Parkway in 2017 once construction is completed.
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