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Prepare for street closures when Herndon Homecoming Parade returns this month

Herndon High School’s 2022 homecoming parade (courtesy Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department)

The annual Herndon Homecoming Parade will return to town on Saturday, Oct. 14.

This year’s theme — which is used to plan floats — is “Through the Decades” with a focus on the years between the 1970s and 2000s.

Residents are encouraged to line up along Elden Street between Locust Street and Lynn Street to cheer on the Herndon High School band, class floats, students, athletes and clubs joining the celebration.

Here’s the schedule for the day, including details on how the event will affect traffic between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and noon.

6:30 a.m. — Locust Street restricted to local traffic only via Center Street; no access from Elden Street.

8:00 a.m. — All side streets with access to Elden Street closed, with homeowner access only. This includes Grace, Main, Peachtree and Ferndale from Vine Street (enter at Center and Vine Streets); and School, Spruce, Lillian Chase, Nathaniel Chase, and Grace from Locust Street (enter at Center and Locust Streets).

8:30 a.m. — Lynn Street in both directions closed; including access from Nachman Way, Dyer Court, and Station Street.

8:30 a.m. — Station Street municipal parking lot entrance at Station Street closed — use the Center Street entrance.

9:00 a.m. — Center Street on either side of Elden Street closed.

9:30 a.m. — Herndon Homecoming Parade BEGINS!

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. — Elden Street from Monroe Street to Sterling Road/Locust Street closed.

Residents in these areas will have local access only. Parking is available in the municipal surface lot Station Street and the Herndon Municipal Center lot.

Routes will re-open between noon and 1 p.m. as the parade clears.