Heavy Traffic Expected for Sept. 24 Pride Parade Around East Campus

Celebration of inclusion and community features parade and festival hosted by the LGBTQ Center of Durham

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Expect traffic congestion and some road closures around East Campus during the day on Saturday, Sept. 24, as the Pride: Durham NC event will bring visitors to the area.

Map of a parade. A parade for the event, which starts at 10:30 a.m., will close some roads around East Campus from 9 a.m. to noon. Staging for the parade will begin around 9 a.m. along Main Street and Buchanan Boulevard. The parade route will include Main Street, Broad Street, West Knox Street and Ninth Street.

A festival featuring music and fun will be held from noon-4 p.m. on East Campus that day. Throughout the day, Campus Drive will be closed to traffic between Main Street and the Washington Duke statue between the East and West Duke Buildings.

Organized by the LGBTQ Center of Durham, Pride: Durham NC has traditionally been one of the largest LGBTQ-centric events in the area. All are welcome to take part in the celebration of inclusion, community, family, and pride. 

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