The Valparaiso Police Department is issuing a traffic alert for Saturday due
to the annual Popcorn Festival in the Valparaiso Downtown.
Many roadways in the city will have heavier than normal traffic and a number
of streets will be closed in the morning for the Popcorn Panic Run and
Downtown roadways will begin closing Friday evening. Then, starting at 6:30
a.m. Saturday, Lincolnway from the Downtown west to Campbell Street and
Campbell Street from Lincolnway north to Glendale will be completely closed
to traffic for the Popcorn Panic race/walk.
Roadways will re-open shortly after the race/walk concludes and then
re-close just prior to the parade starting at 10 a.m. The parade route
includes Calumet from Evans, south on Morgan Blvd. to Lincolnway, then west
to Campbell Street and north to Park Ave.
Bicycles and skateboards are not permitted in the Downtown during the
festival. Persons with these items will be asked to leave the festival by
police. All dogs must be leashed and individuals are strongly encouraged not
to bring dogs to the festival.
Residents should expect traffic delays during the morning hours and plan
alternate routes of travel on Saturday.