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Firemans Parade Information

Over 300 fire engines, antiques, bands, floats, and numerous marching units are participating in the milestone celebration of 175 years of volunteer service to the community of West Chester and Pennsylvania. Hosted by Fame Fire Company No. 3 of West Chester PA, this celebration is a four-day affair that will run from Wednesday through Saturday. Parade begins at noontime on Saturday.

The parade begins on West Market Street at New Street; north on Darlington to Gay Street; east on Gay to Walnut; south on Walnut to Market; west on Market to High Street; south on High to Rosedale Avenue; and finishing on Matlack Street at Fame Fire Company.

Parking will be available at the three downtown parking garages:

  • Chestnut Street Garage, Chestnut & Walnut; approach from North High Street or East Gay Street to Chestnut Street, follow signs.
  • Justice Center Garage, 220 East Market Street; approach from Route 322 west of town to New Street.
  • There will be no entry to Bicentennial Garage, 20 South High St, between noon and 2:00pm, exit only. Approach from South High Street.

Traffic detours will begin at 11:30am. Parade Marshals will be present to direct traffic. Expect delays throughout the Borough until the parade concludes around 2:00pm.



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