For the second straight year — and third time in the last four years — the Golden State Warriors will be parading through the streets of Oakland to celebrate an NBA championship.
The Warriors defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in Cleveland 108-85 to cap off a four-game sweep of the team they've battled in the NBA Finals each of the last four years.
More than 1 million people are expected to descend on downtown Oakland for the parade on Tuesday, June 12 to celebrate the victory. In a change from previous years, there will be no post-parade rally. Here's what else you need to know.
The parade is planned for Tuesday, June 12, and it's expected to start at 11 a.m. Fans can begin lining the parade route at 6:30 a.m.
The parade will begin in downtown Oakland on Broadway at 11th Street, turning right on 20th Street, turning right on Harrison Street to 19th Street, and right on Lakeside Drive, ending on Oak and 13th Streets.
Public transit will probably be your best bet to make it to the parade.
BART will be running rush-hour service all day long. The transit agency recommends getting off at the 12th Street and 19th Street stations to get to the parade. For folks coming from the Warm Springs direction, it suggests getting of at Lake Merritt and not waiting for the Richmond Orange Line train.
BART also recommends using a Clipper card and avoiding driving to the station if you can (parking at stations will be packed along with everything else). Last year's parade was the fifth-highest ridership day ever for BART, with more than 500,000 riders, so be prepared for some packed cars.
AC Transit recommends taking Lines 1, 12, 14, 19, 20, 33, 40, 51A, 62, 72, 72M, 72R, and 96 to get near the parade's starting point.
On the day of the parade, all of AC Transit's downtown Oakland lines will serve temporary stops along Castro Street between 12th and 17th Streets. There will also be a free shuttle running along 14th, Clay and 12th Streets to provide access from the temporary stops toward Broadway. The shuttle will serve the stop on 12th Street at Clay Street and on Castro Street at 12th Street. Click here for a full list of detours and service changes.
Parking will be severely limited throughout downtown Oakland on Tuesday, so if at all possible, leave your car at home. If not, be ready for delays and road closures. See a full list of closures at the bottom of this page.
What should you bring?
The weather is expected to be beautiful — but warm — on Tuesday, so be prepared. Forecasts call for a high in the mid-70s and lots of sunshine, so hats, water and sunscreen are all good things to have. (There will be first aid and cooling stations at: 14th Street and Broadway, 20th Street and Telegraph Avenue, and 17th and Harrison Streets.)
Signs and banners are allowed as long as they are smaller than 18" x 18", they don't obstruct sightlines and they don't have "obscene or inflammatory language."
What should you not bring?
Prohibited items include drones, alcohol, folding chairs, hard-sided containers, glass containers, illegal drugs, weapons of any kind, large umbrellas or tents, laser pointers, fireworks, scooters and bicycles.