The parade kicks off immediately following the Big Cheese 5K Race (Approximately 9:35am)
Saturday, April 8th,2023.
As in past years, members of the Athol Fire Department will be along the lineup route with radios to help people into position. Please follow their instructions.
1. The parade starts on School Street around Our Lady Immaculate Church. It proceeds down the hill to Main Street, turns left at the library then proceeds to Lord Pond Plaza. There are multiple staging areas for lining up. Please know your division, staging area and the route to get to the staging area. It is each group’s/organization’s responsibility to communicate those details to its members.
2. School Street will be closed to regular traffic at approximately 8:00AM. If you have a vehicle/float in the parade, you have access. If you are dropping off marchers, please do that at the CCD center off Main Street. Do NOT attempt to drive on School Street to do that. You can also drop off marchers at the Congress Street side of Riverbend School if that is closer to your lineup position. Congress Street is to the right of the school as you face it.