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Red Sox World Series victory parade

October 29, 2018

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The City of Boston will host a parade on Wednesday, October 31, at 11 a.m. to celebrate the Red Sox' World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The parade starts at Fenway Park. The parade route will:

  1. start on Lansdowne Street
  2. take a right onto Ipswich Street
  3. left onto Boylston Street
  4. left onto Tremont Street, continuing onto Cambridge Street, and
  5. right onto Staniford Street, where the parade will end.

The parade route will be closed to traffic starting as early as 5 a.m. on Wednesday. If you park near the parade route, please make sure to check the posted street signs. You can learn more about parking and traffic restrictions below.

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Please keep in mind:

The parking and traffic information listed on this page may change at the discretion of the Boston Police.

Street closures

The Red Sox parade route will close to traffic starting as early as 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Streets in the Fenway area will also begin closing at that time. The other streets listed below are expected to close to traffic between 7 - 9 a.m.

Aside from the parade route, the following streets will be closed to traffic:

Mass Avenue and Boylston Street

No traffic on Boylston Street inbound

Belvidere Street and Dalton Street

No traffic to Boylston Street

Hereford Street and Boylston Street

No traffic to Boylston Street

Ring Road and Huntington Avenue

No traffic to Boylston Street

Boylston Street at Shaws Market

No access to Boylston Street, direct to Ring Road; no traffic to Boylston Street inbound

Boylston Street and Ring Road

No Traffic on Boylston Street

St. James Avenue and Dartmouth Street

No traffic to Boylston Street

St. James Avenue and Berkeley Street

No traffic to Boylston Street

Newbury Street, from Arlington Street to Gloucester Street

No traffic to Boylston Street

Commonwealth Avenue

inbound at Berkeley Street 

Brookline Avenue and Park Drive

No traffic to Fenway Park

Brooline Avenue and Beacon Street

No traffic to Fenway Park

Brookline Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue

No traffic to Fenway Park

Brookline Avenue and Newbury Street Extension

No traffic to Fenway Park

1380 Boylston Street and Park Drive

No traffic to Fenway Park

Washington street at Avenue de Lafayette

No traffic on Washington Street toward Downtown Crossing

Washington Street and Avery Street

No thru traffic toward Tremont Street

Chauncey Street and Avenue de Lafayette

No traffic to Washington Street

Washington Street and Water Street

No traffic to Court Street

Washington Street and Court Street

No traffic to Tremont Street

Congress Street and State Street

No traffic to Cambridge Street

New Chardon Street and Congress Street

No traffic to Cambridge Street

Merrimac Street and Congress Street

No traffic to Cambridge Street

Merrimac Street and Staniford Street

No traffic on Staniford Street toward Cambridge Street

Beacon Street and Charles Street

No traffic on Beacon Street toward the State House

Beacon Street and Joy Street

No traffic toward the State House

Beacon Street and Park Street

No traffic to Tremont Street and no traffic to Somerset Street

Bowdoin Street and Derne Street

No traffic to Cambridge Street

Joy Street and Myrtle Street

No traffic to Cambridge Street

Boylston Street and Haddashah Way

No traffic on Boylston Street

Stuart Street and South Charles Street

No traffic to Boylston Street

Park Plaza and South Charles Street

No traffic to Boylston Street

Stuart Street and Tremont Street

No traffic to South Charles Street

Tuesday and Wednesday Parking restrictions

The parking restrictions below will start on Tuesday and last until the end of day Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. You can't park at the following locations:

Lansdowne Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street

Van Ness Street

Both sides, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street

Jersey Street

Both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue

Ipswich Street

Both sides, from Charlesgate East heading towards Fenway Park to Boylston Street (near CVS)

Wednesday parking restrictions

The parking restrictions below will start at 12 a.m. on Wednesday and last throughout the day, until 11:59 p.m. You can't park at the following locations:

Brookline Avenue

Both sides, from Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue

Dalton Street

Both sides, from Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Hereford Street

Both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street

Gloucester Street

Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Boylston Street

Both sides, from Park Drive to Ipswich Street
Both sides, from the Fenway (DCR) to Tremont Street

Fairfield Street

Both sides, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street

Exeter Street

Both sides, from Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Clarendon Street

Both sides, from Newbury Street to Saint James Avenue

Berkeley Street

Both sides, from Saint James Avenue to Newbury Street

Providence Street

Both sides, from Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Arlington Street

Both sides, from Newbury Street to Saint James Avenue

Charles Street South

Both sides, from Park Plaza to Boylston Street

Charles Street

Both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street

Kneeland Street

North side, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

Tremont Street

Both sides, from Boylston Street to Cambridge Street

West Street

Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

Temple Place

Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

Hawley Street

Both sides, from Franklin Street to Summer Street

Bromfield Street

Both sides, from Washington Street to Tremont Street

Park Street

Both sides, from Tremont Street to Beacon Street

Cambridge Street

Both sides, from Tremont Street to Blossom Street

Beacon Street

Both sides, from Somerset Street to Tremont Street

School Street

Both sides, from Tremont Street to Province Street

New Sudbury Street

Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Congress Street

Congress Street

Both sides, from New Sudbury Street to State Street

State Street

Both sides, from Congress Street to Court Street

COURT STREET

Both sides, from Washington Street to Cambridge Street

Somerset Street

Both sides, from Ashburton Place to Cambridge Street

New Chardon Street

Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street (Congress Street)

Bowdoin Street

Both sides, from Dern Street to Cambridge Street

Staniford Street

Both sides, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street

Plympton Street

Both sides, from Albany Street to Harrison Avenue

East Dedham Street

Both sides, from Harrison Avenue to Albany Street

Columbus Avenue

Both sides, from Melnea Cass Boulevard to Douglas Park

Public transportation

We encourage fans to travel by public transportation to see the parade. To learn more about schedules and bus route diversions, please visit the MBTA's website:

MBTA information

  • The MBTA is adding extra service for Red Sox fans. The commuter rail will have additional coach cars on many of its lines. The MBTA will also have extra employees at major stations. They can help you buy tickets, as well as provide directions and schedule information.
  • Passengers are asked to leave backpacks, coolers, strollers and other large items at home.
  • If you want to park at an MBTA lot, consider parking at one of the lots that have the most capacity on weekdays. You can learn more about parking lot locations and rates on the MBTA's parking website.

Accessibility

The City has set up two accessible viewing areas for people with disabilities:

  1. Copley Square at the corner of Boylston Street and Clarendon Street by Trinity Church
  2. City Hall Plaza adjacent to the Government Center MBTA stop

Please arrive early and check-in with event staff. We encourage anyone attending to take the MBTA.

C​ontact the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities with questions at disability@boston.gov or 617-635-3682.

Watch: Red Sox parade press conference