Parade Traffic Tips

The best advice we can give to parade spectators is arrive early and try to walk to the parade. There is parking in the Village and on side streets, but many of the roads are closed.

The parade lines up on Montrose Ave. and enters in the 1600 block of Frederick Road (near Matthews 1600 Restaurant). It proceeds down to the 700 block of Frederick Road and makes a right onto Bloomsbury Ave. The parade ends at the Bloomsbury Center (old Catonsville Middle School).

Important  note: We are asking residents who are not involved in the parade to stay off the Montrose Avenue portion of the parade route after 2:15 p.m.  We know it is fun to watch the line-up but we need spectators to wait until the parade comes down Frederick Road. Everyone’s safety is at stake with buses, small children and vehicles trying to get to their spot. Help us out and stay off Montrose Ave.

To accommodate parade and fireworks events, the following streets will be closed

  • Montrose, Ivanhoe, Idlewylde, Seminole and Ridge Avenues will be closed at 1 p.m. There is no parking along these roads after 1 p.m.
  • To accommodate the parade, Frederick Road will be closed between Dutton Ave. and Ingleside/ Bloomsbury Avenues beginning at 2 p.m. and all side roads off of Frederick Road will be blocked. Traffic on Frederick Rd. will be detoured off Frederick Road and onto Edmondson Avenue at Delrey Ave. on the east and Rolling Road on the west. Frederick Road will close at 2 p.m. as will access to Bishop’s Lane and St. Timothy’s Lane. Bishop’s Lane will be closed to thru traffic, as there is no outlet at Bloomsbury Ave, at the parade route.
  • Rolling Road will be open during the parade, but all traffic will be detoured to side streets and/or turned around and detoured back to Rolling Road, so you can expect major gridlock after 2 p.m.  If you are traveling north or south, consider using the Beltway from Wilkens to Edmondson instead of Rolling Road.  Follow the detour signs.