Red Sox 2018 World Series championship parade route through Boston
By Sean Penney
Looking to attend the rolling rally as the Boston Red Sox celebrate their World Series victory? Here’s what you need to know about the parade route.
Fire up the duck boats! The Red Sox will be rolling through the streets of Boston celebrating their World Series victory.
The rolling rally departs from Fenway Park at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The parade route will travel down Lansdowne Street, take a right on Ipswich Street, and then a left on Boylston Street to Tremont Street at Boston Common. From there, the duck boasts will head onto Cambridge Street and finish at New Sudbury Street.
Here’s a map outlining the approximate route, courtesy of Masslive.com.
Fans looking to attend the parade should strongly consider public transportation. The Boston police department has indicated that parking bans will go into effect starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday with the restrictions lasting through Wednesday. Vehicles parked in these restricted areas will be towed. As if dealing with Boston traffic and finding parking in the city wasn’t hard enough on an average day!
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Do yourself a favor and take the T if you don’t live in the area. If you want to watch the parade begin at Fenway, taking the Green Line to Kenmore leaves you a short walk away from the ballpark. The Government Center stop will get you near the end of the parade route. There are several stops along the way if you prefer to find room in the middle of the route, including Park Street, Boylston Street, and Arlington.
Expect to find a crowded scene along the parade route as hundreds of thousands of passionate Red Sox fans pack the sidewalks to catch a glimpse of their postseason heroes. You should plan to arrive early to carve out a spot.
Want to avoid the crowds but still catch the action? Local news stations typically provide coverage of the parade, as does MLB Network.
This should go without saying but it’s important to remember to be on your best behavior during the parade. Fans are naturally excited about the World Series victory and the opportunity to see their favorite players up close. Of course, we’re going to cheer, scream and go a bit nuts! Just be smart about it. It only takes a couple of knuckleheads to ruin the reputation of an otherwise outstanding fanbase.
Boston fans have plenty of experience with these parades. The Patriots (2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017), Celtics (2008), Bruins (2011) and Red Sox (2004, 2007, 2013) have combined for 10 parades since the turn of the century. This will be the 11th duck boat parade Boston has hosted in the last 17 years! Yet we never tire of it.
Grab your favorite Red Sox attire, pick an ideal spot along the parade route and get ready to welcome home the 2018 World Series champions!