The Belleville Public Schools annual parade stepped off downtown beginning at 9:30 Monday morning.
Motorists should avoid the area if possible to avoid traffic complications. The children march for much of the parad along Main Street, causing cross streets to close.
The parade is followed by District 118's picnic throughout the day at Hough Park, where the parade ends.
The parade began at Washington School, proceeding north on Charles Street to Main Street and then to Third Street, where the parade turns north and ends at Hough Park.