When you think of Memorial Day Weekend, you think camping, fishing, grilling and the official kick-off to summer.  But, it is also the weekend and the Monday that we honor our Veterans, our fallen heroes, those that have served and those that continue to protect our Country.  West Duluth has been commemorating Memorial Day with a huge parade every year.  Here is information that will make parking and travel around West Duluth easier as the parade participants begin their line up and community members enjoy the festivities!

The Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 27 starting at 12:30p. with the parade units lining up on 59th Avenue West between Raleigh Street and Grand Avenue beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Here is the parade route this year: East on Grand Avenue from 59th Avenue West to 46th Avenue West, north on 46th Avenue West to 5th Street where the parade will disband near Denfeld High School.

The parade units will use all of Grand Avenue from 59th Ave West to 46th Ave West.

-All traffic will be detoured off of Grand Avenue during the parade between 59th Avenue West and 46th Avenue West starting at 12:00 p.m. Eastbound traffic on Grand Avenue will be detoured North on 59th Ave West to 8th Street. Westbound Grand Avenue traffic will be detoured south on 46th Ave West to Mike Colalillo Drive and I-35. Traffic below Grand Avenue will use Raleigh Street and Mike Colalillo Drive, and traffic above Grand Avenue will use Eighth Street.

-All avenues and exits onto Grand between 59 Ave West and 46th Avenue West will be closed during the Parade.

-59th Avenue West will be blocked from Grand Avenue to Raleigh Street for the Parade line-up area.

No parking will be allowed on either side of Grand Avenue along the parade route. "No parking" signs will be posted along this route. Vehicles in violation will be tagged and towed. Motorists should be alert to detours and officers directing traffic.

Info:  Duluth Police Department/Officer Stovern