Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade Road Closures

Several Oakland roads will be closed before and during the Town of Oakland and the Greater Oakland Business Association’s 55th Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade, sponsored by First United Bank & Trust, which begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 15th.
Garrett Highway/Third Street/Rt 219 will be completely closed to traffic from North 4th Street to Oak Street at 9:30 a.m. Second Street from Omar Street to Alder Street, will also be closed to all vehicles at 9:30 a.m. Traffic traveling north and south through Oakland will be directed to detour via Fourth Street until approximately 30 minutes after the parade ends. Center Street will remain open until 12:45 p.m. and will be closed until approximately 30 minutes after the parade ends. Oak Street will remain open for east/west travel.
Memorial Drive also will be closed to through traffic between Fourth and Eighth Street. No one will be able to turn onto Fourth Street from Memorial Drive. Barricades and police officers will prevent access onto Memorial Drive from Fourth to Eighth streets. Emergency vehicles should use Kings Run or Eighth Street to Memorial Drive for hospital access.
Parking along the parade route, which includes parts of Second, Third, Alder and Omar streets, is prohibited prior to and during the parade. Business owners or employees should stop by in advance to obtain a pass to gain access inside the parade route. This includes the handicapped parking at the Masonic Lodge on First Street. Parade passes are only valid until 12pm. Any vehicles arriving after 12pm will not be granted access to the parade route.
Thirty minutes after the last parade entry completes the parade route north of Lake Street, the streets will reopen as normal.
Garrett County Deputies, Maryland State Troopers, State Highway employees, Garrett County Roads, and the Oakland Street Department will be assisting the Oakland Police Department with traffic control during the Autumn Glory parade.
Oakland Police Chief Bill Thomas encourages anyone coming to the festival and parade to come early to find a good parking space and enjoy the food and entertainment.
Free parking will be available in the town parking lot at the end of Second Street across the railroad tracks. Additionally, The Garrett Transit service will provide a shuttle service circulating between Downtown Oakland and out-of-town parking. The designated route provides parking at Walmart with drop-off near Walgreens. Buses will operate on a loop starting at 9:30 a.m. For more information about the shuttle service please call Garrett Transit Services at 301-334-9431.
For questions or concerns, please free to contact Chief Thomas at Oakland Police Department 301-334-2100 or Oakland City Hall 301-334-2691 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.