As Multifest begins its 29th year as a multicultural festival in Charleston, people driving in Charleston should be aware of road closures that might affect them.  Kanawha Boulevard will be closed between Capitol Street and Clendenin Street from 7:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) until late Sunday evening.  It will reopen after the event cleanup is complete.

Because of Saturday night’s fireworks show following Dru Hill’s performance to conclude Multifest’s Saturday lineup, MacCorkle Avenue will be closed between Porter Road and U.S. 119 south starting at 6 p.m.  Eastbound drivers will have access to the South Side Bridge via Thayer and Ferry streets until approximately 9:00 p.m.  The fireworks are scheduled to be launched at about 10:15 p.m. from a site on MacCorkle across the Kanawha River from the Court Street overlook.  The affected streets will remain closed until after the post-fireworks cleanup is complete.

For people attending Multifest, several of the festival’s vendors are setting up on the Boulevard tomorrow morning and should be open to serve customers by noon.  For more information about activities related to Multifest, please visit the Facebooks page, or Web site,