If you’re planning on heading to Civic Center Park for the parade and rally, here are five things to know:
1. What time does it start?
The pre-rally starts at Civic Center Park at 9 a.m. The parade will start at 10 a.m. at Union Station at Wynkoop and 17th and end at Civic Center Park.
2. Where can I park?
Parking will be very limited in downtown Denver and several roads will be closed. The Avalanche suggested people take public transportation, ride a bike, or use a scooter to get to downtown.
Road closures during the Colorado Avalanche parade
These are the roads that the City of Denver said will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday:
- Wednesday, June 29th
- Bannock St, Colfax to 14th Ave, 6 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
- Thursday, June 30th
- 14th Ave between Delaware St and Broadway, 6 a.m.- 11:59 p.m.
- Bannock St from Colfax to 13th Ave, 6 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
- Cherokee St from Colfax to 13th Ave, 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
There are also rideshare and other self-transport options available.
“Whether it’s a scooter, bike, or rideshare—Lyft has many options for fans as they travel to and from Thursday’s events. We will continue to work with city officials and DOTI to ensure fans have a smooth and safe experience.” –Lyft Spokesperson
RTD detours during Colorado Avalanche parade
Officials with RTD tell FOX31 they are working on plans to be able to bring more trains and public safety officers to Union Station for the parade. There are also going to be some detours and temporary stops of service to accommodate the parade too.
- Civic Center Station will be closed during the parade.
- RTD’s Free MallRide service will be suspended during the parade.
- D and H Line trains will be rerouted to Union Station and will not serve the Colfax at Auraria Station through the downtown loop.
- L Line trains will not be in service during the parade.
- Many bus routes will be detouring, including routes 0, 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 15L, 16, 19, 20, 28, 32, 38, 43, 44, 48, 52, 83L.
- Check the RTD website before you travel to view schedules.
- Use RTD’s Trip Planner and Next Ride apps to help you plan and navigate your trip in real-time.
- Consider purchasing a Day Pass on so you can take unlimited rides to and from the celebration.
3. What will happen at the rally and parade?
The Colorado Avalanche said there will be live music, season highlight reels, a live video feed from the parade, and more. Once the parade arrives, the City and County of Denver will hold a program to honor the team. The program will feature the following:
- Colorado Avalanche players, coaches, and management
- E. Stanley and Josh Kroenke
- Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock
- Avalanche mascot, Bernie!
- Avalanche Ice Patrol
4. What should you bring to the rally and parade?
- Colorado Avalanche gear
“Bring only what you need, make sure that one of those things is water,” Denver’s Office Of Special Events Communications and Engagement Officer Jill Lis said. “Definitely leave early and definitely bring some patience for your fellow Avs faithful and love, and just know that you’re going to need to be a little flexible that day as far as like getting around to where you want to be, but it’ll be worth it to come out and be part of this monumental event.”
5. What will the weather be like?
Meteorologist Chris Tomer said it will be a dry, sunny morning with a 30% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs will be around 90 degrees.
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FOX31 and Channel 2 will have live coverage from along the parade route and the rally starting at 4:30 a.m. Thursday when our morning news broadcasts continue. We will additionally have streaming coverage on FOX31 NOW.