Heading to the Avalanche celebration parade? Here’s how to avoid spending the whole day in traffic

Parking will be extremely limited, so you might want to consider public transit options.
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Avalanche fans go nuts after a goal during a Stanley Cup game five watch party on the Auraria Campus. June 24, 2022.
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Thousands of Colorado Avalanche fans are expected to descend on downtown Denver Thursday morning for a rally and parade celebrating the team's Stanley Cup win. 

That means street closures. Lots of them.

According to the team's website, the following roads will be closed, with street parking unavailable during specific time frames:

Wednesday, June 29

  • Bannock St, Colfax to 14th Ave: 6 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Thursday, June 30

  • 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.
  • 17th St from Wynkoop to Broadway: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Broadway from 17th Ave to 13th Ave: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The team says to plan your route ahead of time and arrive early to avoid a headache. It encourages fans to take public transportation if possible, but those who drive should consider parking outside of the core downtown area and walking the rest of the way to the parade route or rally.

The rally will kick off at Civic Center Park around 9 a.m., featuring live music, highlight reels and speeches from players and coaches.

At 10 a.m., the parade will officially start. The route begins at Union Station and stretches down 17th Street. Once it hits Broadway, it will turn south toward Civic Center.

This map shows the Avalanche parade route.
Courtesy of the Colorado Avalanche

Beyond street closures, expect to see increased pedestrian traffic throughout the downtown area all day.

For all other questions, check out our guide to attending the celebration. And, most importantly, stay safe while partying!

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