ADVISORY: Notice of Street Closures for the Walnut Festival Twilight Parade

September 13, 2013 13:55 pm · 21 comments


A portion of Main Street and several peripheral streets will be closed from approximately 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Saturday, September 14, 2013 for the annual Walnut Festival Twilight Parade.

During the parade, the affected streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic. Additionally, all curbside parking places on closed streets will be marked as “No Parking – Tow Away”.

Vehicles left in curbside parking places after 4:00 pm on September 14th, 2013 will be subject to towing.

All streets will remain open and accessible to pedestrian traffic.

Specifically, the street closures are as follows:

  • Main St: North of Newell Ave. to Lacassie Ave.
  • Mt. Diablo Blvd.: California Blvd. to Broadway
  • Botelho Dr.: East of South Locust St.
  • Olympic Blvd.: East of South Locust St.
  • Cypress St: Commercial Lane to immediately East of Main St.
  • Bonanza St: East of Commercial Lane
  • Civic Dr: East of Commercial Lane to Broadway
  • Giammona Dr: ALL
  • Lacassie Ave: East of Locust St.

Should you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Walnut Creek Police Department at 925-943-5844.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.

We hope you enjoy the Walnut Festival Twilight Parade, a long-standing tradition for the City of Walnut Creek.

carol September 13, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Is the Walnut Festival follow the parade? (Carnival..rides and games?)

Mike Oxhard September 13, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Sweet baby Jesus that nut man is scary!!!

It's not forever September 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM


Cowellian September 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM

…sometimes you don’t!

Charles-the-cat September 13, 2013 at 2:43 PM

@ Mike Oxhard – I was thinking the same thing about the flowery cowboy shirt standing next to him.

Suzi Loeper September 13, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Wish I could be there.

mommatotwo September 13, 2013 at 3:10 PM

The Walnut Festival is next weekend.

OH HAPPY FRIDAY September 13, 2013 at 3:22 PM


Nom de Plume September 13, 2013 at 3:40 PM

The festival page shows the parade is Sept. 14th. Here’s a link:

Bob Brittain September 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

I rushed down to get a parking spot right in front of Dimaggio’s Barber Shop on Main Street to get my hair cut. There were plenty of open parking spots at 2:30 and the cutoff was 4pm.

Julio September 13, 2013 at 3:50 PM

So the parade is just the opening ceremony for the Festival the next week end?

I have fond memories of the 1950’s festivals. Great to be a kid in the 40’s and 50’s. And of course the dark brown hands from the harvest. Hard work and hot temps.

Dr. Jellyfinger September 13, 2013 at 6:53 PM

If I saw those two anywhere near the restroom I wouldn’t go in!

Mr. Pink September 13, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Very surreal, seeing the Walnut King hanging out with Gary Busey. Thought I was having an acid flashback.

CHS September 13, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Who wants the nut?

sadie berkhimer September 13, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Bob Brittain #10 – I do believe that you were able to get a parking place on Main Street because of the date not the time. The Walnut Festival Parade is tomorrow (Saturday, September 14th) according to the article and the press release from the City. All those years in the library wasted.

RanchgirlcaCA September 13, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Looking forward to the parade. We go every year.

minx September 13, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I want the nut! Will miss the parade-too much to do in the morning. 🙁

Walnut Creek annon September 13, 2013 at 9:57 PM

The parade is on Sat. night at 6:00pm. The festival opens next Thursday Sept. 19 in the evening at 5pm. Fridays hours start at 5pm also. Saturday, Sept. 21 & Sunday Sept. 22 the festival is all day. Saturday morning there is fishing in the pond at Heather Farm. Check their website Fun!

minx September 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Since the parade is in the evening-I guess we will be going. This isn’t something we usually don’t miss.

Mister Wister September 14, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Sometimes you feel like a nut…. :-). (See #4)

Mac September 16, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Went to the parade….
Had a blast.
My youngest (1 1/2) Grandson loved it too.
He loved running up and down the middle of the street, when it was all blocked off.
We were front row, right on the gutter.

Sure glad i went…. 🙂

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