Traffic Advisory: Multiple Events Saturday at Duke

Events include a Pride parade, Duke football game and music performance

Motorists traveling on-and-around Duke's campuses Saturday should allow for extra time due to multiple events taking place at Duke and in Durham.

Pride Parade

Beginning at 1 p.m., roads around East Campus will be closed to motorists as part of the annual NC Pride Parade and Festival. Organizers of the event are expecting about 10,000 spectators and 200 vendors and organizations for the festival on East Campus.

Roads will have rolling closures as marchers begin the parade at 1 p.m. The route will move north on Buchanan Boulevard and around East Campus on Markham Avenue to Ninth Street. The parade will loop around the Ninth Street business area to Main Street and back up Broad Street before retracing its path back to campus via Markham and Buchanan. 

Roads will reopen to vehicles as marchers complete each leg of the parade. All roads are expected to be open by 2:30 p.m. Durham Police officers will be on-site to provide traffic control.

Employee Kickoff Football Game

Also Saturday afternoon, Duke football will host Troy University for its annual Employee Kickoff Celebration football game. Kickoff is at 3 p.m., but fans may begin traveling to West Campus earlier in the day. Special events begin near Wallace Wade Stadium at noon and include music and inflatable games.

Heavy traffic is expected near Central Campus along Erwin Road, where public parking will be available in lots near the intersections of Flowers Drive-Yearby Avenue and Anderson Street-Yearby Avenue. Delays may also occur along Erwin Road near its intersections with LaSalle Street and Towerview Road. A full list of parking information can be found on

Duke employees coming to campus for the football game can park for free with a valid parking permit. All other motorists must pay $10 cash to park on campus.

Evening Concert at Baldwin

To cap off the day, East Campus' Baldwin Auditorium will host a concert with the Finckel, Setzer, Han Trio at 8 p.m.

Traffic is expected to be heaviest along West Markham Avenue and Brodie Gym Drive, where patrons will park in the Bivins and Pegram lots. Parking will also be made available in the Brown Lot off North Buchanan Boulevard and at the Asbury United Methodist Church at the corner of West Markham Avenue and Sedgefield Street.

Parking on East Campus for performances at Baldwin is $5 cash per vehicle.