39th Annual Oktoberfest and HONK Parade Traffic and Parking Information


Oktoberfest 2017
Detour Route and Road Closures
October 8, 2017
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Road Closures

As a result of Oktoberfest, there will be a hard shutdown on the following roads beginning at 7 a.m.:

  • JFK between Mt. Auburn St. and Mass Ave.,
  • Mass Ave S/B between Garden St. and Brattle St.,
  • Brattle St. from Mass Ave. to Story St.,
  • Mount Auburn @University Road, Palmer St, Church St  
  • Winthrop St. between JFK and Eliot St.

Roads will re-open beginning at 7 p.m.  

Octoberfest and Honk Parade Map

HONK! Parade Massachusetts Avenue
Detour Route and Traffic Management Plan
October 8, 2017
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

The HONK! Parade will start in Davis Square at 12 p.m. and it is estimated to arrive in Harvard Square at approximately 2 p.m. It starts on Day Street, It then moves to Elm Street to Beach Street, then on to Massachusetts Ave Eastbound to the Oktoberfest location in the middle of Harvard Square.

2015 HONK Parade Route Map

Streets Effected

Day Street
Elm Street
Beech Street
Allen Street
Russell Street
Chester Street
Milton Street
Porter Road
Upland Road
Mount Vernon Street
Arlington Street
Lancaster Street
Linnaean Street
Chauncey Street
Waterhouse Street
Garden Street

Eastbound Route

The Honk Parade will travel eastbound on Massachusetts Avenue into Harvard Square. It is estimated to take approximately 90-120 minutes.

Road Closure

There will only be two hard street closures during the parade: 

  1. Russell Street in the direction of Orchard Street. Russell Street will be closed at Massachusetts Avenue until the parade moves past to Beech Street.
  2. Massachusetts Avenue eastbound will be closed for about an hour and a half while the Honk parade move into Harvard Square.


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