Also, it seems like in the past they don't close the roads for the whole route right away...Hyacinth near Stanford used to be open until shortly before the parade made it there. They may have changed this recently though.
Yes, Southdowns is kind of a crappy little parade. It's basically just a small neighborhood parade, but we go every year because it's easy (and pretty safe) to take the kids to it.
This post was edited on 3/3 at 7:20 pm