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Everything you need to know about the ‘Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade’

More than one million people are expected to be celebrating on the streets of Kansas City.

Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes at Disney World Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions. That’s the part you know. What you’re wondering is just how to celebrate — with the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade, of course.

The parade is set for Wednesday, February 5. More than a million Chiefs supporters are expected to be gracing the streets of Kansas City.

Let’s get to the information:

START TIME/LOCATION: 11:30 a.m. Arrowhead Time at 6th Street and Grand

END TIME (BEGINNING OF RALLY AT UNION STATION): 1:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time, with the rally expected to go until about 2:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

TEXT ALERTS IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO GO: Receive information directly to your phone by texting CHIEFSPARADE to 888777.

HOW TO WATCH: KSHB-TV 41 Action News (official broadcast partner of the parade). The celebration will air live on KSHB-TV 41 and stream on KSHB.com.

The parade route

The parade will begin at 6th Street and Grand Avenue in the River Market, running south on Grand before turning onto the westbound lanes of Pershing Road. Then it will turn north on Main Street, ending just east of Union Station.

Grand Avenue will be closed north of 6th Street. Pershing Road — in front of Union Station — will be closed in both directions from McGee Street almost all the way to Broadway. All streets crossing Grand from 6th to Pershing Road (except 17th Street) will be closed for one block to the east and west — that is, from Walnut to McGee Streets. Main Street, Memorial Drive and Kessler Road — that is, the loop around the Liberty Memorial — will also be closed.

Pedestrians will be able to cross the parade route at 9th Street, 13th Street, Truman Road, 18th Street and 22nd Street.

700 portable toilets — many more than were available during the Royals victory parade in 2015 — will be available all along the parade route. They will be placed a block to the east and west of Grand at Admiral Boulevard, 9th Street, 13th Street, Truman Road, 18th Street and 22nd Street — plus in the area around Union Station.

Child reunification stations will be set up at 11th and Locust, 16th and McGee, 17th and Walnut, on Walnut between 18th and 19th, 20th and McGee, near 22nd and Main and at Grand and Pershing.

Medical facilities — and areas where handicapped persons will be able to watch the rally — will be available on the east side of the Liberty Memorial grounds in front of the National World War I Museum.

Park-and-ride shuttles

As provided by KCATA Park & Ride Locations (7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from the end of the rally until there is no more crowd)

47th and State Metrocenter
4601 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102 (map)
Dropoff: 31st & Gillham

Worlds of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161 (map)
Dropoff: Truman Road & Lydia

HyVee Arena / West Bottoms
1800 Genessee St, Kansas City, MO 64102 (map)
Dropoff: 18th & Troost

Swope Park/Zoo
6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132 (map)
Dropoff: 31st & Main

Oak Park Mall
11149 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214 (map)
(95th and Neiman Road Park & Ride location)
Dropoff: 25th & Southwest Boulevard

Attendee guidelines

(as provided by the Kansas City Sports Commission)

  • Do not leave bags unattended — and immediately contact police if they notice an unattended bag.
  • Make a plan regarding travel, parking and supervision of children. Wear comfortable and warm attire. Be prepared to walk, as road closures near the parade route will lead to traffic congestion and delays.
  • Note that CELL PHONE RECEPTION MAY BE EXTREMELY LIMITED.
  • Make a plan in case you become separated from your party — including identifying meetup points in case of separation. It is recommended that you take photos of your family in the event that you need to locate them and identify what they are wearing.
  • Ensure children have contact information for their parents or guardians on their person.

Have any other questions? Visit the parade’s official information page here.