The 79th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo kicks off with a parade at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Colorado Springs.

The parade will include equestrian groups, floats and many local business celebrating the rodeo. The parade is free to attend; money raised by parade entries and program will go toward assisting local military families.

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Normal traffic flow will be disrupted. Road closures from 2-9 p.m. include:

• Tejon Street from Cache la Poudre Street to St. Vrain Street

• Cache la Poudre Street from Mesa Road to Tejon Street

• Dale Street from Mesa Road to Nevada Avenue

• Monument Street from Mesa Road to Nevada Avenue

• Willamette Avenue from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

• St. Vrain Street from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

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Tuesday night's parade route and road closures.

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And closures from 5-9 p.m. include:

• Tejon Street from St. Vrain Street to Costilla Street

• Boulder Street from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

• Platte Avenue from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

• Bijou Street from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

• Kiowa Street from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

• Pikes Peak Avenue from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

• Colorado Avenue from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

• Vermijo Avenue from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue

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@JessySnouwaert

Jessica is a 2019 intern at The Gazette. She is a Colorado native who is currently a student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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