Motorists should be aware of street closures and detour routes regarding the Prescott Frontier Days Parade on July 2 downtown.
The Prescott Frontier Days parade takes place this year on Saturday, July 2starting at 9 a.m. through downtown Prescott. The parade route includes Willis, Cortez, Carleton and Montezuma. Gurley will also be closed between Cortez and Montezuma. The detour route around downtown includes Mt. Vernon, Carleton and Aubrey.
Street closures begin at 5 a.m. on the staging area streets including Willis between Montezuma and Washington, and Cortez, Marina, Alarcon, Pleasant, Virginia and Washington between Willis and Sheldon. The parade route is expected to reopen around 2 p.m., once all parade units are out of the area, with the exception of Whiskey Row/Montezuma, which will remain closed and reopen approximately 4pm once the Boot Race has concluded.
Parking is expected to be at a premium downtown. Citizens are encouraged to use the City Parking Garage on Granite Street. Public parking is also available in the County parking ramps in the Union and Marina area. Prescott City Hall will not be available for public parking this year, as those spaces have been reserved for art show vendors.
Also, as a reminder, the City’s Fireworks celebration will take place on July 4th. For information about street closures and event information for all upcoming events, go to prescott-az.gov and search for traffic restrictions on the home page. Here are the direct links: