Good Neighbor Festival, August 26-28: New Parade Route, Parking Restrictions, Live Music
The annual Good Neighbor Festival takes place this weekend (August 26, 27, 28) at Firemen’s Park and along several streets to the east and south of the park. Area residents can anticipate hearing live music on Friday evening, throughout the day on Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon. In addition to granting the amplified sound permit, the City of Middleton has given permission to this local non-profit (501(c)(4)) organization to temporarily use several streets for festival-related activities, as follows:
FRIDAY: “Kiddie” Parade
SATURDAY: 5K Run/Walk (same route as last year)
- Staging takes place beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the north side of Middleton High School.
- Starting at 5:30 p.m., Police/Fire/EMS vehicles will lead the parade south along Bristol Street, west along Franklin Ave., then north along Clark Street.
- No parking restrictions are associated with this event. Drivers can expect a brief delay as the short parade passes by.
SUNDAY: Community Parade along Franklin and Parmenter
- The event starts at 9:30 AM, after participants line-up on the north side of Middleton High School
- There will be no street parking restrictions this year.
- New Parade Route: For the first time, this annual community parade will run along Franklin Avenue (instead of University Avenue) before turning north onto Parmenter Street, ending at Lee Street. Parade participants will stage along Branch Street (south of Maywood) and at Sauk Trail Elementary School. This route will enable University Avenue to remain open, creating fewer traffic disruptions and increasing safety for parade participants and spectators.
- The parade route will be closed starting at 11:15 AM. The parade is scheduled to start at Noon.
- No Parking will be permitted between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM along a portion of Branch Street (south of Maywood Avenue), all of Franklin Avenue, a portion of Parmenter Street (between Franklin and Lee), and Lee Street. Signs will be posted.
- Weather: The parade will proceed even if there is drizzle or light rain. Lightning or heavy rain will cause the parade to be delayed or cancelled.
There will also be temporary parking restrictions from Friday through Sunday along North Avenue near Firemen’s Park in conjunction with the Arts & Crafts Fair.
Other than through issuance of permits and coordination with the police and public works department, the City is not involved in planning or managing festival events, activities, and policies. More information about the festival is available at www.goodneighborfestival.com.