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Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade

2019 Harvest Festival and Parade

Friday, Sept. 6 - Sunday, Sept. 8 (parade: Saturday, Sept. 7)

The City of Arvada is a proud partner of the Harvest Festival, providing significant in-kind support each year and providing public safety and traffic control support during the event.

Opportunities to Improve Safety

This year, the Harvest Festival Committee and City of Arvada staff are taking additional steps to help ensure the safest possible experience for festival goers in order to:

  • Be prepared for potential increases to Olde Town visitation due to the newly opened G Line.
  • Learn from other national and international emergencies to strengthen large-scale event security.
  • Minimize the risk of vehicle and pedestrian collisions, and near misses, as observed during previous events.

Changes for this Year

  • New parade route: The parade route will begin at Allison St. and travel west on Ralston Rd. (which will be completely closed), finishing at Garrison St. This configuration provides flexibility to provide safe road closures and better understand the impacts of the G Line. View a  map of the parade route to help plan your travel and viewing locations.
  • Enhanced safety precautions: Enhanced safety precautions are designed to have a minimal impact to the event; these include heavier barriers in some places and barricades to limit traffic in the festival area, while allowing for emergency access during the event.

Road Closures During the Festival

Olde Town Closure of Streets beginning at noon Friday, Sept. 6 through 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.

  • Upham Street will be closed between Ralston Rd. and Grandview Ave. 
  • Grant Pl. will be closed between Webster St. and Upham St. with limited access for residents and school traffic.
  • W. 57th Ave. will be closed between Webster St. and Upham St.
  • Grandview Ave. will be closed between Vance St. and Saulsbury Ct. with limited access for residents.

Parade Closure of Streets  from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept 7.

  • Ralston Road will be closed from Independence St. to Olde Wadsworth Blvd. with limited access for parade participants and area residents and businesses.
  • Allison St. will be closed from W. 57th Ave. to Ralston Rd.
  • W. 57th Ave. will be closed from Independence St to Allison St, with limited access for parade participants and area residents.
  • Side streets connecting to Ralston Road and W. 57th Ave. will be closed, with limited access for residents.


The City of Arvada is committed to supporting a successful event. We encourage the community to celebrate this longstanding tradition, now in its 94th year, and we thank the Harvest Festival for working with the City team to provide the safest possible celebration to our community. 

Learn More

The Arvada Harvest Festival is planned, organized and hosted by a group of citizen volunteers and the Harvest Festival Committee and overseen by the Arvada Junior Chamber Foundation, Inc. For complete information on the Harvest Festival, visit the Harvest Festival website at