September 14, 2013

Big crowds expected for parade today

PLATTSBURGH — The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration parade steps off today, along with bateau races, a battle re-enactment and much more.

Parade attendees are asked to use parking lots rather than park on side streets, especially Lorraine and Durand, as parade entries can have trouble negotiating the narrow space.

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):


8:10 to 9 a.m.: Cannonball Run, registration then 9 p.m. start for  5K and 10K Fun Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. U.S. Oval.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Farmer and Crafters Market, Durkee Street pavilion.

10 to 11 a.m.: 1814 Battle Re-enactment, behind Beekmantown Town Hall, Spellman Road, Beekmantown.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Alice T. Miner Collection, guided tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Chazy.

10 to 10:30 a.m.: Saratoga replica, demonstration, Champlain Monument, Cumberland Avenue.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Boy Scout BOP Stamp Cancellation, Trinity Park.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Boy Scout Booth Cachet, Trinity Park; Kent-Delord House Museum, 1814 Military Encampment on museum grounds (closed during parade); Battle of Plattsburgh Association, War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road; Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, 12 Museum Way; Clinton County Historical Association Museum, 98 Ohio Ave.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Boy Scout Historic Trail, starts at Trinity Park; Macdonough Monument, self-guided tours; Historic Trinity Episcopal Church, self-guided tours, 18 Trinity Place; Confiance anchor exhibit/talk with Bill Van Stockum, City HalI, second floor; and kids games in Trinity Park.

10 a.m. to noon: Kids Station, Transportation Museum, 12 Museum Way; and various fife-and-drum and pipe-and-drum units musical performances, Trinity Park and downtown area.

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