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Italian Heritage Parade: October 7, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 8:00am
Neighborhoods Affected 
Service Affected 
Weekend Traffic and Transit Advisory

The Italian Heritage Parade will take place in the North Beach and Russian Hill neighborhoods. The parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. Streets will be closed as early as 8 a.m. and Muni will reroute around the formation areas and the parade route. Service will return to normal after the streets are clear. Read below for more information.

Street Closures

Parade Formation Areas

These streets will be closed for parade formation, starting around 8 a.m.:

  • Powell between Chestnut and Beach
  • Stockton between Bay and Beach
  • Beach between Mason and Grant
  • North Point between Mason and Embarcadero
  • Francisco between Stockton and Mason

Parade Route

These streets define the parade route and will have a rolling closure, starting around 12 noon:

From Jefferson & Powell,

  • West on Jefferson
  • South on Leavenworth
  • South on Columbus
  • South on Stockton
  • East on Vallejo
  • North on Columbus
  • North on Stockton
  • West on Filbert
  • North on Powell to disbanding area in Washington Square

Muni Reroutes

Muni buses and cable cars will be rerouted at different times, as early as 8 a.m. Some reroutes will switchback--changing directions before the end of the line--and others will use alternate roads. Service will return to normal once streets are clear. The information below provides more detail.

Temporary Service Changes
Route Start Summary of Change
E Embarcadero 9 a.m. Switchback will be at Pier 39.
F Market & Wharves 8 a.m. Switchback will be at Pier 39.
8 Bayshore AM 8 a.m. Before the parade starts, the reroute will be along Powell, Chestnut, Mason and Bay to Kearny & North Point.
8 Bayshore PM 11:30 a.m. After the parade starts, the northbound reroute will be along Kearny, Broadway, Sansome, The Embarcadero and Bay to Kearny & North Point.
The southbound reroute will be along The Embarcadero, Broadway and Stockton to the regular route.
30 Stockton
to Jefferson Loop
11:30 a.m. Reroute will be along Stockton, Broadway, Van Ness and Chestnut to the regular route.
Stops on Columbus and North Point will be missed.
30 Stockton
to Van Ness & North Point 
11:30 a.m. Reroute will be along Stockton, Broadway and Van Ness to Van Ness & Bay.
Stops on Columbus and North Point will be missed.
39 Coit 9 a.m. Temporary layover at North Point & Mason with a loop around Bay, Mason, North Point and Taylor.
Reroute between Coit Tower and Temporary Layover is along Lombard, Stockton, Bay, Mason and North Point.
45 Union/Stockton 11:30 a.m. Reroute will be along Stockton, Pacific (westbound) or Broadway (eastbound), Powell and Union to the regular route.
47 Van Ness 8 a.m. Switchback will begin at Polk Street.
Temporary layover at Polk & Bay (northwest corner).
Powell/Mason Cable Car 1 p.m. A bus will operate this route.
No service on Mason. Use the Powell/Hyde line.
Powell/Hyde Cable Car 1 p.m. A bus will operate this route. Board at Beach & Hyde (northwest corner).

Event Map

Map of street closures and Muni reroutes for the Italian Heritage Parade.

Click on the map for a larger version.