The City of St. Augustine reported to Historic City News that Saturday’s Festival of the Chariots will necessitate minor interruptions in traffic.
Downtown procession is Saturday, August 22 from 11:30am until 1:30pm
This Saturday’s procession associated with the Fourth Annual Festival of the Chariots parade and Indian multi-cultural festival will necessitate some minor interruptions of traffic along the city’s Bayfront, Cordova Street and the area around the Plaza. The festival’s procession is scheduled from 11:30am until 6:00pm in the Plaza. The procession is set for 11:30am until 1:30pm.
The procession consists of a large decorated chariot pulled by and escorted by pedestrians. The procession departs Government House and continues west on Cathedral Place, north on Cordova Street, east on Orange Street, south on S. Castillo Drive/Avenida Menendez, west on Cathedral Place back to Government House.
Traffic in the area should expect slow downs, congestion or brief traffic halts to allow for the procession. St. Augustine Police will escort the procession and monitor key points to facilitate vehicular traffic and ensure the safety of the participants.