PHILADELPHIA — The largest African American road competition within the nation is returning to Philadelphia after a two-year hiatus.
And with the competition comes highway closures and parking restrictions.
The forty seventh ODUNDE competition will probably be held from 10 a.m. to eight p.m. Sunday, round a 15-block radius in South Philadelphia, close to twenty third and South road.
More than 100 craft distributors, conventional African meals, and dwell music and dancing, will spotlight the competition.
ODUNDE is a “rain or shine” occasion.
Traffic delays might be anticipated throughout the course of the occasion.
Motorists are suggested to keep away from the realm through the use of alternate routes.
The following streets will probably be closed beginning at 6 a.m. till roughly 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 12:
- 1800 – 2700 blocks of South Street
- 2400 – 2700 Bainbridge Streets
- Grays Ferry Avenue, Christian to South Street
- 2300 Pemberton Street
- 2300 Fitzwater Street
- 2300 Clymer Street
- 2300 St. Alban’s Street
- 2300 Fulton Street
- 2300 Catherine Street
- 2300 Webster Street
- 500 blocks of nineteenth to twenty seventh Streets
- 600 blocks of nineteenth to twenty seventh Streets
The above-listed streets will probably be posted as “Temporary No Parking” zones from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Drivers should adhere to “Temporary No Parking” indicators.
Vehicles parked in these areas throughout posted hours will probably be relocated.
If you imagine your automobile has been relocated, name the police district of the area the place your automobile was parked.
COVID-19 Safety Information
Participants are inspired to remain house in the event that they really feel sick. Participants can discover extra Covid-19 occasion security suggestions online.
Public Safety Information
Throughout the occasion, the City will present law-enforcement assist, visitors management, and emergency medical providers for the occasion and within the surrounding neighborhood.
Attendees ought to by no means depart luggage or different gadgets unattended. In the occasion of an emergency or to report a suspicious particular person, exercise, or merchandise (backpack, package deal, container, and many others.), notify a police officer instantly or name 911.
Do not attempt to open, transfer, cover or contact a suspicious merchandise.
In addition, the general public ought to count on congestion within the space.
If you might be attending the occasion, make a plan concerning driving, public transit, parking, and supervision of youngsters.
It is really helpful that attendees put on comfy, weather-appropriate attire.
For suggestions and normal details about being ready and prepared at particular occasions, learn the Special Event Safety Guide earlier than you attend.
For extra details about ODUNDE Festival, go to odundefestival.org
At the conclusion of the occasion, all trash assortment and road cleansing will probably be managed and dealt with by the Sanitation Division of the Streets Department.
If it’s worthwhile to report any extra trash within the space, post-event, residents can name 311 or 215-686-8686.