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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

KELLY DRIVE AND MLK DRIVE 2014 ROAD CLOSURES

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

2014 M.L. King Drive Event Closures tentative
Day Event Time

 April 5, 2014 MLK Drive Seasonal Weekend Closure Begins 6 AM to 5 PM

April 6, 2014 Hot Chocolate 5 and 15K 6 AM to 11 AM

April 12, 2014 Walk Against Hunger 6 AM to 11 AM

 April 13, 2014 Dash For Organ Donor Awareness 6 AM to 11 AM

April 19, 2014 Run for Clean Air 6 AM to 11 AM

April 22, 2014 UCP Run/Walk 7 PM to 8:30 PM

April 26, 2013 Out & Back 4 Mile Run 7 PM to 8:30 PM

April 26, 2014 Sandy Rollman 10K 6 AM to 11 AM

April 27, 2014 March For Babies 6 AM to 11 AM

 May 3, 2014 MS Walk 6 AM to 11 AM

May 11, 2014 Race for the Cure 6 AM to 11 AM

May 17, 2014 RAPCS Bike & Hike @Black Road 6 AM to 11 AM

May 18, 2014 ADL Walk 2 PM to 5 PM

June 1, 2014 US Pro Bike Race 6 AM to 3 PM

June 8, 2014 Oddyssey Half Marathon 6 AM to 12 PM

 June 8, 2014 Strides for Stroke Walk-a-thon 6 AM to 12 PM

June 15, 2014 Run For Your Life 6 AM to 12 PM

June 21, 2014 Philadelphia Triathlon – Sprint 7 AM to 2 PM

 June 22, 2014 Philadelphia Triathlon 7 AM to 2 PM

 July 4, 2014 July 4th Celebration 6 AM to 12 Midnight

July 19, 2014 Back on My Feet 24 hour 10 AM to 10 AM

July 20, 2014 Back on My Feet 24 hour Until 10 AM

August 9, 2014 Fun Run 7 AM to 11 AM

August 17, 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games 6 AM to 11 AM

 August 30, 2014 MIA Concert 6 AM to 11 PM

Last Sunday of August August 31, 2014 MIA Concert 6 AM to 11 PM

September 13, 2014 Undy 5000 6 AM to 12 PM

September 21, 2014 Rock n Roll Half Marathon 6 AM to 12 PM

September 28, 2014 The Parkway Run 6 AM to 12 PM

 October 4, 2014 Step out for Diabetes 6 AM to 12 PM

October 5, 2014 Suicide Prevention Walk 6 AM to 12 PM

October 11, 2014 Walk for Parkinsons 6 AM to 12 PM

 October 19, 2014 AIDS Walk 6 AM to 3 PM

October 25, 2014 Domestic Violence Awareness Walk 6 AM to 12 PM

October 26, 2014 JDF Walk To Cure Diabetes 6 AM to 12 PM

October 26, 2014 MLK Drive Seasonal Weekend Closure Ends 6 AM to 5 PM

November 2, 2014 Race For Hope 5K Run/Walk 9 AM to 12 PM

November 8, 2014 Y12 K Walk/Run 9 AM to 12 PM

November 22, 2014 Philadelphia Marathon 8K & Kids Run 9 AM to 12 PM

November 23, 2014 Philadelphia Marathon 9 AM to 2 PM

November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving Day Parade 9 AM to 2 PM

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


2014 Kelly Drive Event Closures tentative

Day Event Closure Time

April 1, 2012April 6, 2014 Flick Horvat Regatta Partial 6 AM to 5 PM

April 15, 2012April 13, 2014 Flick Horvat Regatta Partial 6 AM to 5 PM

April 19, 2014 Kerr Cup Partial 6 AM to 5 PM

May 6, 2012May 4, 2014 City League Championship Regatta Partial

May 10, 2012May 8, 2014 Dad Vail Partial 11:00 AM

May 11, 2012May 9, 2014 Dad Vail Partial To
May 12, 2012May 10, 2014 Dad Vail Partial 6:00 PM
May 17, 2012May 15, 2014 Stotesbury Regatta Partial 11:00 AM

May 18, 2012May 16, 2014 Stotesbury Regatta Partial To

May 19, 2012May 17, 2014 Stotesbury Regatta Partial 6:00 PM

 June 2, 2012June 7, 2014 International Dragon Boat Festival Partial 6 AM to 5 PM

1st Sunday of June June 3, 2012June 1, 2014 US Pro Bike Race Full 7 AM to 3 PM

June 24, 2012June 22, 2014 Philadelphia Triathlon Full 6 AM to 11 AM

July 4, 2014 Welcome America Partial Lower 24 Hours

July 4, 2014 Independence Day Regatta Partial 10:00 AM

july 5, 2014 Independence Day Regatta Partial to

2July 6, 2014 Independence Day Regatta Partial 6:00 PM

September 16, September 2012 21, 2014 Philadelphia Distance Run Full 6 AM to 12 PM

October 6, 2012 October 4, 2014 Dragon Boat Regatta Partial 5 AM to 5 PM

October 13, October 2012 11, 2014 Navy Day Regatta Partial 6 AM to 5 PM

October 16, October 2012 19, 2014 AIDS Walk Full 8 AM to 11 AM

October 27, October 2012 25, 2014 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta Full 6 AM to 5 PM

October 28, October 2012 26, 2014 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta Partial 6 AM to 5 PM
 November 4,November 2012 2, 2014 Race for Hope Partial Lower 8 AM to 9 AM
3rd Saturday of November November 17,November 2012 22, 2014 Philadelphia Marathon 1/2 & 8K Full 7 AM to 3 PM

3rd Sunday of November November 18,November 2012 23, 2014 Philadelphia Marathon Full 7 AM to 3 PM

Dad Vail, Stotesbury, and Independence regattas are multi-days closures – starting Thursday after AM rush hour and remaining closed until Saturday around 6:00 PM.

Full closure means that the entire length of Kelly Drive – from Eakins Oval to Ridge Avenue / Lincoln

Drive – is closed.

Partial closure means that only a section of Kelly Drive is closed – generally from Fountain Green

Drive (south) to Strawberry Mansion Drive (north).