TUPELO – The Elvis Presley Festival opens Friday, and you’ll find some changes in downtown this week.
A Front Street parking lot was closed on Sunday to prepare the way for a carnival.
At 6 p.m. today, Troy Street will be closed to vehicular traffic behind Tupelo City Hall.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, South Commerce Street will be closed from Main to Troy streets. In addition, Broadway Street will be closed from Jefferson to Court streets.
At 6 p.m. Friday, Main Street will be closed from Front Street to Fairpark Drive, and North Commerce Street will be closed from Park Heights restaurant to Main Street.
Spring Street will close from Main to Court streets at 10 p.m. Friday.
On Saturday, the festival parade will line up at Church Street School. It’ll start at 10 a.m. and follow Church Street to Main Street, and the parade will end at Fairpark.
The streets closed exclusively for the parade will open after the parade on Saturday. The other street closings will be in effect until Sunday morning.
To learn more about the festival, call (662) 841-6598, or visit www.tupeloelvisfestival.com.
Contact M.Scott Morris at (662) 678-1589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
M. Scott Morris/NEMS Daily Journal