PLATTSBURGH — The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration really heats up today with many events, including fireworks after dark.
Organizers are encouraging those who come to the City of Plattsburgh for the event, especially Saturday’s parade, to park their cars in the available parking lots.
Parking on side streets make access difficult for parade participants, Battle Committee Chair Christopher “Kit” Booth said in a press release.
The public is invited to use the following facilities: the lot next to Clinton County Government Center, the county lot just north of Cornelia Street on Oak Street, the large grassy area on Cumberland Avenue across from Wilcox Dock and the municipal lot near the railroad station on Bridge Street. They offer room for hundreds of cars.
“We hope that people will use these lots and avoid parking on the side streets, especially Lorraine and Durand, on Saturday before the parade,” parade Co-Chair Vicki Giroux said in the release.
“The access for floats and larger vehicles is difficult on these narrow streets at best, and with cars parked on both sides of the street, it’s almost impossible for emergency vehicles to get through.”
Access on these streets is needed for the parade setup starting early Saturday morning until about 2 in the afternoon.
Admission to concerts and other Battle of Plattsburgh events comes with purchase of a $10 button for ages 18 and older; kids get in free. Buy buttons at sites around the area.
Here’s a look at highlights (all events are in Plattsburgh unless otherwise noted):
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Alice T. Miner Collection, guided tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Chazy.
11 a.m.: Crab Island Memorial, Crab Island, by American Legion Post 1619.
Noon to midnight: W2W ham radio on the air, Trinity Park.
1 to 5 p.m.: Macdonough Monument, self-guided tours, City Hall Place.