The route for this year’s 106th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 2 will be different than in the past few years. This year’s parade will begin staging at the site of the old Cherokee High School (Acquoni Expo Center) as opposed to the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort parking area.
“Construction of the new Convention Center will preclude use of the casino parking lot for future parade staging,” said Mike Parker, EBCI Destination Marketing manager. “An interim parade route has been established and implemented for the foreseeable future.”
The parade will exit left out of the old high school onto Acquoni Road traveling to the Saunooke’s Village bridge. The parade will turn left at the light and travel south down US 441, past the cultural district and the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds all the way to the Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot.
Parade participants will then turn right at the light and take the next right turn, before the Cherokee Phoenix Theater, onto Sequoyah Drive to begin un-staging. Sequoyah Drive runs behind the BIA Agency building and parking lot where the participants may un-stage as well.
Info: Cherokee Welcome Center 359-6490 or (800) 438-1601
– One Feather staff report