Georgia Day Parade to affect downtown traffic Friday

Georgia Day Parade to affect downtown traffic Friday
Last year's Georgia Day Parade.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah Police Department wants to alert the public to some downtown street closures for this Friday, Feb. 1.

Downtown traffic will be affected for several hours Friday morning as Savannah Police close streets for the annual Georgia Day Parade, scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. at Forsyth Park.

As part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony on February 12, 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe, students, musicians, local dignitaries and costumed historical figures will march through Savannah’s historic squares along Bull Street from Forsyth Park to City Hall, where there will be a brief ceremony held out front.

Bay Street will be closed between Whitaker and Drayton streets during the ceremony. Students will disperse with their schools from the intersection of Bay and Bull streets once the ceremony concludes, according to SPD.

Traffic should return to normal by 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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