The holidays are here! It is time to celebrate! The 2018 Fidelis Care Holiday Parade in Downtown Schenectady will be held on November 17th at 5:00 p.m. This will be the 50th anniversary of the Capital Region tradition. The Daily Gazette, The Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Schenectady will be coming together for this wonderful occasion. This year's theme is “Golden Anniversary 1968 - 2018.” Shine, sparkle, and light the way into the Holiday Season with this parade. It's a great time for you and your family. Come celebrate with us!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary early with the 2018 Pre-Parade Street Festival, held November 17th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Jay Street. Join us for the party before the party, with face painters, balloon artists, live music, food vendors, crafters, area businesses and more! Come out early, get a great parking spot, and celebrate the holidays at the Pre-Parade Street Festival.
Between 3-4 p.m. the Schenectady Police Department will be closing several downtown streets including, but not limited to the following streets (intersecting streets will also be affected):
State Street (Nott Terrace to Broadway): 3 p.m.
State Street (Broadway to the end of Western Gateway Bridge on the Scotia side): 4 p.m.
Western Gateway Bridge (closed in both directions): 4 p.m.
Erie Boulevard (State Street to Liberty Street): 4 p.m.
Broadway (Liberty Street to Hamilton Street): 4 p.m.
Lafayette Street (Liberty Street to State Street): 4 p.m.
Clinton Street (Smith to State Street): 4 p.m.
1-890 Washington Avenue exits will be closed (4C Westbound, Rice Road Eastbound): 4 p.m.
Church Street (Argyle Place to Liberty Street): 4 p.m.
Public parking for spectators will be available at:
Broadway Surface lot
Broadway and Franklin Street
Amtrak lot (Erie Boulevard and Liberty Street)
Erie Boulevard and Liberty Street North
City lot located between Liberty and Franklin Street
Participate in or Support the Parade
Interested in sponsoring or participating in the parade? Contact Kaci Palleschi, Events Manager of The Daily Gazette, at [email protected]
Parade Parking Map