The 2017 Route has changed. We will be walking along the Santa Cruz River, the liquid heart of our city.
The new route is on the West side, paralleling the Santa Cruz River. It begins on Grande Avenue south of Speedway Boulevard., left on St. Mary’s Road, then right onto Bonita Avenue. It flows around the Garden of Gethsemane toward the Finale Site, situated between the river and the Mercado San Agustin. Pedestrians will be able to continue on the Riverwalk south of Congress Street and take the stairs at Cushing Street up to the Finale site. (Floats and others who do not want to tackle stairs will want to turn right at Congress Street to access the Finale site.)
For more on the route and the reasons for it, please take a look at our post, Walking the Ghost River.
For parking information, see our parking tips. Please note that the best parking is near the Finale site, NOT near the gathering site.