RodeoHouston Parade kicks off Saturday morning in downtown Houston

HOUSTON - The RodeoHouston Parade kicks off in downtown Houston Saturday morning and thousands are expected to attend.

Starting at 10 a.m., decorative floats will move through downtown as men and women on horseback trot through the streets.

Organizers advise parade goers to arrive early to secure a viewing spot along the route.

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This year's Grand Marshal will be longtime Houston television anchor, Dave Ward.

Those making their way downtown Saturday morning should expect street closures to begin at 8:30 a.m. They will reopen after the parade concludes around 2 p.m.

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The parade route will begin at Bagby and Walker and will travel from Travis to Bell Street, then from Bell to Louisiana Street, before turning onto Lamar Street, ending at Lamar and Bagby.

Public parking garages downtown are available and will have their own parking fees.

The following are directions to downtown parking options provided by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's website:

Directions to Theater District Parking:

From I-45 North

- Exit I-10 east to Milam, right on Capitol to Theater District Parking (TDP)

- Exit Dallas, left on Dallas to parking

From I-45 South

- Exit Scott/Downtown to St. Joseph or Pease, right on northbound streets, left on Capitol to TDP

- Exit at Houston/Memorial, right on Memorial/Rusk to TDP

From I-10 West

- Exit Milam, right on Capitol to TDP

- Take I-45 South, exit Dallas, left on Dallas to parking

From Highway 59 North

- Exit Jackson, right on Congress, left on Milam, right on Capitol to TDP

- Exit I-10 west to I-45 south, exit Dallas, left on Dallas to parking

From Highway 59 South

- Exit Spur 527 to Louisiana, left on Capitol to TDP

From Highway 288

- Exit Polk, left on Polk, right on Louisiana, left on Capitol to TDP

Directions to Walker and Main Street Garage Parking:

From Highway 59

- Exit Capitol Street to Main. Left on Main and right on Walker Street.

From I-10 West

- Accessible from I-10 and I-45 via Smith Street to Rusk, left on Rusk, right on Main, and right on Walker Street.

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From I-45 South

- From I-45 South of downtown, take Travis Street to Walker Street. Entrance on Travis just past Walker Street.

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