[Update: Can’t make it to the parade? No worries. You can watch the parade live here.]
The Golden State Warriors, led by MVP Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, swept the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night in game four of the NBA championship, nabbing their second victory in a row.
With another year of glory comes another championship parade, happening Tuesday, June 12. Be sure to take the day off to partake in the festivities in downtown Oakland. More than one million people are expected to attend Tuesday’s parade. Even though the parade won’t start until 11 a.m., it is strongly recommended you arrive early.
Here’s what you’ll need to know before the big day.
Unlike last year’s post-parade rally, however, there will be something new for 2018.
Per the NBA: “In lieu of a post-event rally, the Warriors and the City of Oakland have focused their planning efforts solely on creating an interactive parade, the primary element of a championship celebration, where fans will have the opportunity to share in the up-close excitement of the 2018 NBA Championship with the Warriors, their players, coaches, legends and staff.”
The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Fans can start lining up for the parade on Tuesday as early as 6:30 a.m. The parade will also be available online on NBC Sports Bay Area.
Map of parade route:
How to get to the parade:
AC Transit buses will be rerouted around downtown Oakland for most of the day due to street closures in the parade area. As road closures begin to affect bus service, AC Transit ambassadors will be deployed throughout downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt to help guide residents and visitors to appropriate bus stop locations. AC Transit ambassadors will also distribute flyers with information on temporary reroutes and affected bus lines.
AC Transit lines 1, 6, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 29, 33, 40, 51A, 62, 72, 72M, 72R, 88, 96, NL, Broadway shuttle and all nighter lines 800, 801 and 840 will be detoured.
Detours of these bus lines will happen in two phases and start the day prior to the parade.
Visit AC Transit to learn more about public transit on the day of the parade.
No scooters, please
According to the San Jose Mercury News, “Not only will bikes/scooters not be allowed on crowded BART trains, but there will be few places to park them along the parade route, because the sidewalks will be super crowded. Best to park your bike or scooter at a BART station and head on foot from there.”