Valpo Popcorn Festival Underway Saturday
September 5, 2014 — Traffic restrictions begin late today in downtown Valparaiso for tomorrow’s Popcorn Festival — and full road closures will be in place by 7 o’clock tomorrow morning for the Popcorn Panic run and walk.
Valparaiso Police say most of the restrictions will occur in the downtown area and the city’s northwest side for the Popcorn Panic, which should end by 9:30 a.m.
The Popcorn Parade will begin at 10 a.m. and roadways will begin to close at 9:15 a.m. on Calumet Avenue from Beech Street to Harrison Avenue. The entire parade route will be closed beginning at 9:45 a.m. Detours will be posted for througu-traffic.
Police will also increase patrols and monitoring detour routes through neighborhoods during the festival, stopping motorists who speed, disregard stop signs or drive recklessly.
Source: Valparaiso Police Dept.