Burn the Point
Friday September 4th and Saturday September 5th
In the 50’s and 60’s the block between 2nd and 3rd Avenues North and N 29th ST and Broadway was a constant flow of young people and their cars, in both directions, “burning the point”. It was the place to meet and greet.
BURN THE POINT PARADE
Friday night, September 4th of Labor Day weekend, the parade brings the streets to life at 6:30 when the first of over 500 cars cross N 27th ST to rumble down 3rd Ave N to the delight of as many as 12,000 spectators. We don’t know how to count them, but that was the estimate of last year’s crowd. They fill the streets, parking lots, parking garages and sidewalks. Kurt Anthony and Major Dan Miller from MOJO 92.5 FM announce the cars from the front of ST Francis Upper School and the Babcock Theater, respectively. After they rumble back across N 27th Street, the band will fire up on Broadway and there will be dancing in the streets. This is a holiday worth staying in town for.