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Bockfest begins Friday, closing some Downtown streets beginning at 4 p.m.

men in brown friar-like robes walk down a cincinnati street carrying a barrel of beer
Bill Rinehart
The Bockfest Parade in February 2020.

Bockfest begins Friday, March 1, with the annual Bockfest Parade, which will require some road closures Downtown.

The parade begins at 6 p.m. outside of Arnold's Bar & Grill on E. 8th Street. It proceeds up Sycamore Street to E. 12th Street, on to Main Street, then Melindy Street and concludes on Clay and 13th streets. This is a shorter route than in recent years.

To accommodate the parade, the below streets will close Friday at the designated times and remain closed until approximately 7 p.m.

4 p.m.

  • Eighth Street between Broadway and Main Street

5 p.m.

  • Sycamore Street between Central Parkway and Seventh Street (cross traffic will be maintained as long as possible)

6 p.m.

  • Sycamore Street between Liberty Street and Seventh Street
  • Main Street between Central Pkwy and Liberty Street
  • Ninth Street between Broadway and Main Street
  • Court Street between Main Street and Sycamore Street
  • Central Parkway between Walnut Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • Short Reading Road between Eggleston Avenue and Main Street
  • Elliot Street between Sycamore Street and Broadway
  • Twelfth Street between Clay Street and Sycamore Street
  • Thirteenth Street between Sycamore Street and Clay Street
  • Fourteenth Street between Walnut Street and Sycamore Street
  • Orchard Street between Sycamore Street and Main Street
  • Liberty Street between Main Street and Walnut Street
  • Clay Street between Thirteenth Street to Melindy Street