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Kelly Drive, MLK & Parkway Closures 2019

It’s that time of year again where lots of fun and exciting activities happen in from of my yard, otherwise known as the Parkway area. I want you to attend these events, but to know which areas are closed to traffic to avoid the congestion, and if you’re on your way out of town, or coming into town it’s best to be informed. Definitely listen to KYW1060 for the latest traffic woes. At the bottom I will have a link to the information below so that you may keep on hand. This entry is basically for folks searching on Why is the Parkway Closed? Why is MLK Drive Closed or why is Kelly Drive Closed? When Driving in the City be patient, give space and be courteous. Thanks and have a great day. HughE

Martin Luther King Drive Seasonal Weekend Closures 2019
April 6, 2019 MLK Drive Seasonal Weekend Closure Begins 6 AM to 5 PM

1st Saturday of April -April 6, 2019 Hot Chocolate 5K and 15K 6 AM to 11 AM 2nd Saturday of April- April 13, 2019 Cherry Blossom 5K & 10K 6 AM to 11 AM 2nd
Sunday of April -April 14, 2019 Donor Dash 6 AM to 11 AM
3rd Saturday of April – April 20, 2019 Clean Air Run 5K & 10K *b/c NFL 8 AM to 11 AM
4th Saturday of April – April 27, 2019 Sandy Rollman 10K 6 AM to 11 AM
1st Saturday of May – May 4, 2019 MS Walk 6 AM to 11 AM
2nd Saturday of May – May 11, 2019 Walk to Make America Love Again 6 AM to 11 AM
3rd Saturday of May -May 18, 2019 Eagles Ride for Autism 6 AM 3 PM
3rd Sunday of May – May 19, 2019 Philadelphia Bar Run 10K 6 AM to 11 AM 1st Saturday of June -June 1, 2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride 7 AM to 11 AM
1st Sunday of June -June 2, 2019 Run Fest Half Marathon 6 AM to 12 PM
2nd and 4th Weekend NOTHING
3rd Sunday of June – June 16, 2019 Phila Father’s Day 5K 6 AM to 12 PM
4th of July – July 4, 2019 Welcome America 6 AM to 12 Midnight

1st Sunday of July – July 7, 2019 Women’s Philadelphia Triathlon 6 AM to 12 PM
2nd Saturday of August – August 10, 2019 Mayor’s Cup 6 AM to 11 AM 5th Saturday of August – August 31, 2019 MIA Concert 6 AM to 11 PM First Sunday of September – September 1, 2019 MIA Concert 6 AM to 11 PM 2nd Saturday of September – September 14, 2019 Undy 5000 6 AM to 12 PM 3rd Sunday of September – September 15, 2019 Rock n Roll Half Marathon 6 AM to 12 PM Last Sunday of September – September 29, 2019 The Parkway Run 6 AM to 12 PM 1st Saturday of October – October 5, 2019 Perfect 10 Mile 6 AM to 12 PM 1st Sunday of October – October 6, 2019 Suicide Prevention Walk 6 AM to 12 PM 2nd Sunday of October – October 13, 2019 Kidney Walk 6 AM to 11 AM 3rd Sunday of October – October 20, 2019 AIDS Walk 6 AM to 3 PM 4th Saturday of October – October 26, 2019 Light the Night Walk 5 PM to 8 PM 4th Sunday of October – October 27, 2019 JDF Walk To Cure Diabetes 6 AM to 12 PM 4th Sunday of October – October 27, 2019 MLK Drive Seasonal Weekend Closure Ends 6 AM to 5 PM 1st Saturday of November

November 2, 2019 Step out for Diabetes 6 AM to 12 PM
2nd Saturday of November 9, 2019 Rocky Run 6 AM to 12 PM
Saturday before Thanksgiving November 23, 2019 Philadelphia Marathon 8K, Half Marathon & Kids 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday before Thanksgiving November 24, 2019 Philadelphia Marathon 9 AM to 2 PM

4th Thursday of November – November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day Parade 9 AM to 2 PM 1st Saturday of December December 7, 2019 Big Chill 10K 6 AM to 11 AM
The above special events are held on M.L. King Drive in addition to the Drive’s normal closures for recreation activities on Saturdays and Sundays 6 AM to 5 PM, lower portion of M.L. King Dr. from Eakins Oval to Sweetbriar Dr. reopen to traffic at 12 Noon between April and October Most events fit within the normal closure hours, gray shaded is outside normal closures
2019 M.L. King Drive Event Closures tentative

H Philadelphia Parks and Recreation2019 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY EVENT CLOSURES

4/6/2019 The Hot Chocolate 5 & 15K Run7 AM to 12 Noon Inner and Outer Drives 1700 to 2500
4/7/2019 Greek Independence Day Parade8 AM to 4 PM Inner Drives2000 to 2400
5/3/2019 Philadelphia Science Festival 10 AM to Outer Drive – Inbound Only 2000 to 2400
5/4/2019 Philadelphia Science Festival 6:00 PM Outer Drive – Inbound Only 2000 to 2400
5/12/2019 More than Pink Komen Walk6 AM to 12 Noon Inner and Outer Drives2000 to 2500
7/4/2019 Welcome America Concert & Fireworks11 AM to 11 PM Inner and Outer Drives 1600 to 2500
8/30/2019 thru 9/2/19 MIA Concert 6:00 PM Inner and Outer Drives 2000 to 2500
9/15/2019 Rock n Roll Half Marathon8 AM to 11 AM Inner and Outer Drives 1600 to 2500
9/28/2019 Rathra Yatra Parade 8 AM to 12 PM Inner 1600 to 2300
9/29/2019 Puerto Rican Day Parade 10 AM to 4 PM Inner Drive1600 to 2500
9/29/2019 Parkway Run7 AM to 10 AM Inner and Outer1700 to 2500
Oct10/13/2019 Pulaski Day Parade10 AM to 4 PM Inner Drive1700 to 2200
10/20/2019 AIDS Walk 8 AM to 1 PM Inner and Outer Drives 2000 to 2500
Sat. before Thanksgiving 11/23/2019 Philadelphia Marathon Half, 8K Run6 AM to 4 PM Inner and Outer Drives 1600 to 2500
Sun before Thanksgiving 11/24/2019 Philadelphia Marathon & Half 6 AM to 4 PM Inner and Outer Drives1600 to 2500 4th Thursday of Nov11/28/2019 Thanksgiving Day Parade7 AM to 1 PM Inner and Outer Drives 1600 to 2500

Here’s a link to these recreational street closings on the City site

Philadelphia

2018 Fairmount Park Road Closures – Kelly Drive, MLK Drive and The Parkway

2018 Fairmount Park Road Closures – Kelly Drive, MLK Drive and The Parkway

 

Come on Spring, this is a sure sign when Philadelphia Parks & Recreation releases the road closure schedule for the year. First and most important beginning this weekend, the first full weekend of April, MKL Drive will close for recreational use.  The full length is closed from Eakins Oval to Falls Bridge from 7AM to Noon. Then from Sweetbriar to Falls Bridge Noon to 5PM – Saturday and Sunday.

Kelly Drive Events


MLK Events
Parkway Events – Made in America is not confirmed yet.
Check out Phila Parks & Recreation for an up to date complete listing of road closures
When it goes live it will be under press releases. I’ll update my site with the link.

Philadelphia

2016 Kelly Drive, MLK Drive and Parkway Events – Road Closures for Activities, Parades, Runs, Walks, ETC

2016 Kelly Drive, MLK Drive and Parkway Events – Road Closures for Activities, Parades, Runs, Walks, ETC

Thank you Fairmount Park for sending me this list every year so I know what is going on in my front yard. CLICK TO MAKE LARGER.

UPDATE: Since I posted this The City has published the graphics and it’s easier to read.

HERE’S THE LINK

 

PS PhillyChitChat updates will be on vacation til next Wed as we get ready to launch my newly refreshed site you have all been bugging me to do for the past 5 years. Now I’ll be pretty on WordPress, with social on the side, oh and mobile optimized. Thanks to Chatterblast and 2one5 for dragging me into the modern millennial age.

You can still catch all the latest by following me on 
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or instagram PhillyChitChat  I will be microblogging and dropping news like I heard a rumor that Marc Vetri is looking to open up a cute little cafe in Point Breeze, or OMG 19th Street PhillyFlavors has brown paper on its windows, is it closed or could they be renovating the closet size store which is odd since they were closed all winter, open in March and now brown paper,  and finally Kaufman’s the sandwich place on 19th Street, which used to be 4th Street Deli, is now going to become a healthy salad bar/juice eatery by the summer, a popular NYC chain is coming in to run it.
(Normally I include this info in my Monday Morning Philly Gossip Column on PhillyChitChat, which will return April 18) OK here’s the list. Cut/Copy/Screenshot for your use.

 

Kelly Drive
MLK Drive – which is also closed weekends From April 2 to October 29 for recreational activities
Noon to 5PM.
Partial closure from the beginning of MLK Drive at the Art Museum to Sweetbriar Drive 7am to NOON. Then that portion is open for vehicular traffic, but from Sweetbriar to Falls Bridge remains closed til 5PM. My advice just take the Schuylkill or drive through West Philly to Girard and jump on the expressway there.