The New England Patriots’ win over the Los Angeles Rams on February 3 means that downtown Boston will soon host its sixth Super Bowl victory parade in 18 years.
Mayor Marty Walsh announced over Twitter that the duck boat parade will be Tuesday at 11 a.m.
The parade will start at Boylston and Hereford streets in Back Bay, near the Hynes Convention Center, and then wend approximately two miles down Boylston, around the southern end of the Public Garden and Boston Common, to City Hall Plaza.
Cue the Duck Boats! Celebrate with Super Bowl LIII Champions, the New England @Patriots, on Tuesday, February 5 at 11 a.m. along this route.#PatriotsParade | #SuperBowl | @marty_walsh | @CityOfBoston— Visit Boston (@VisitBostonCity) February 4, 2019
City officials are encouraging parade-goers to take the T rather than drive due to parking restrictions and street closures during the parade. Use this handy T trip planner to plot your potential route.
As for street closures, they will start early and will bring fines to those who violate them. The parade will go down Boylston, take a left onto Tremont Street toward Cambridge Street, and then end on Cambridge. Police will close those streets hours ahead of the parade at 11 a.m. Tuesday and reopen them as soon as possible as the parade passes.
For a complete list of streets closed to parking on Monday and Tuesday, go here. Also—obviously—expect crowds.
The parade has one thing going for it: The weather will be downright balmy for February by Boston standards, with a high in the upper 50s.