A signature event of the 2016 Astoria Regatta, the Grand Land Parade, sponsored by Fred Meyer and Teevin Brothers, starts at noon Saturday, and follows the same route used for the last several years.

The parade starts at 16th and Exchange streets, then goes west on Exchange to Ninth Street, where it turns north for one block. At Ninth and Duane streets the parade turns east, and goes to 17th Street, where the parade ends.

Exchange and Duane streets, between Ninth and 17th streets, will have no on street parking on Saturday until the parade ends. The no parking areas will be signed, and any vehicle parked at those locations will be removed by a tow truck. The owner will be responsible for the tow fees.

At 8:30 a.m. Exchange Street closes between 16th and 23rd streets. Access to Columbia Memorial Hospital, and dialysis and urgent care facilities in the Park Building is available from 20th, 21st and 23rd streets.

At about 10:30 a.m., all streets that travel north and south (the numbered streets) are being closed from Commercial Street to Franklin Avenue, and between Eighth and 17th streets. These traffic disruptions last until the parade ends and the street has been swept.

U.S. Highway 30 remains open, but may experience delays due to pedestrian traffic and floats moving to the disband area. Traffic needing to get to or from the South Slope of Astoria should use unaffected, alternate routes.

For information, contact Dan Arnoth at 503-338-0799 or email parade@astoriaregatta.com