Little League Parade to March Through Downtown Saturday Morning

little league hamilton wenhamGet ready – youth baseball players will be marching through the downtown this weekend as part of the Hamilton-Wenham Little League season-opening parade.

It is planned for Saturday morning, April 29 at 9 a.m. and drivers in the area should expect short road closures and minor delays.

The parade will start at Buker Elementary School in Wenham and head up Perkins Street to Route 1A (Main Street in Wenham) and head north into Hamilton.

In the center of Hamilton the parade will turn left from Bay Road (Route 1A) onto Railroad Avenue, then left on to Union Street and end at Cheeseman Field at Pingree Park, across the street from Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

Hamilton police have assigned additional officers to assist with traffic, according to Hamilton Police Lt. Scott Janes, but residents should anticipate detours and minor traffic delays.

Wenham police will lead the parade and this year’s route is the same as it has been for many years. Wenham police have a map from past years that shows the route.

The Little League parade is a great community tradition and family members are encouraged to line the streets of Hamilton-Wenham and cheer on the players, according to Hamilton-Wenham Little League.

Expect Delays As Little League Parade Marches Through Downtown

12654693_604967512987355_6413049522912006697_nThe Hamilton-Wenham Little League season-opening parade is planned for Saturday morning and drivers in the area should expect short road closures and delays.

The parade will start at Buker Elementary School in Wenham at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 and head up Perkins Street to Route 1A (Main Street in Wenham) and head north into Hamilton.

In the center of Hamilton the parade will turn left from Bay Road (Route 1A) onto Railroad Avenue, then left on to Union Street and end at Cheeseman Field at Pingree Park, across the street from Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

Wenham police will lead the parade and there will also be several fire trucks involved, according to Hamilton police Lt. Scott Janes. A Hamilton police officer will assist with traffic at the intersection of Bay Road (Route 1A) and Railroad Avenue.

The Little League parade route will be the same as it has been for years and Wenham police has a map from last year that shows the route.

Drivers should anticipate traffic delays along the parade route for about 30-40 minutes, Janes said.

Little League Parade, Road Race to Cause Road Closures, Delays on Saturday

Drivers in Hamilton on Saturday morning, May 2, should expect some temporary road closures and delays because of two events – the season-opening Little League parade and the Fast Chicks 5K road race.

The Fast Chicks 5K all-female road race starts at 8 a.m. at Patton Park and heads west on Asbury Street, south on Highland Street to Linden Street. It then takes Linden Street east to Howard Street, follows Howard Street to Porter Street in Wenham, then follows Porter Street to Union Street, back into Hamilton past the Hamilton-Wenham Library and back to Asbury Street and back to Patton Park.Hamilton-Wenham Little League

Hamilton police said officers will be stationed along the course and the roads will remain open along the course during the race. Drivers should drive slowly through the area during the race and watch out for runners on the road. The race will last until about 9 a.m.

A complete map of the race course is available on the Fast Chick 5K website.

The Hamilton-Wenham Little League season-opening parade starts at 9 a.m. at the Buker Elementary School in Wenham on Saturday. The parade will make its way down Perkins Street in Wenham to Route 1A and head north to Hamilton. That’s where it will turn left on Railroad Avenue and take it to Union Street, take a left on Union Street and go to the back entrance of Pingree Park at Cheeseman Field, across from the library.

A complete map of the parade route is available on the Wenham Police Department website.

Portions of Route 1A in Wenham will be temporarily blocked during the parade and drivers should expect slight delays.