Arkansas Honor Ride Purple Heart Motorcycle Parade honoring the U.S. Military will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The parade will begin at Desoto Park, located at Park Avenue and Gulpha Gorge Road. Route will begin at Desoto Park, travel east to Central Avenue, then south on Central Avenue to Market Street, then turning onto Broadway Street and ending at the Veteran’s Memorial. The intersection of Central Avenue and Market Street will be closed for a brief time period to allow for all motorcycle riders to turn onto Market Street from Central Avenue, otherwise no further traffic closures. Parade riders will obey all traffic signals.
Pleasant Street, between Church and Gulpha streets, will be closed to through traffic Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the Gateway Community Fall Festival Block Party. Signs will be posted, and motorists will need to seek an alternate route during street closure.