Braves World Series parade plan: Routes, start times, expectations
After more than 20 years, the Atlanta Braves are World Series champions once again and Braves Country is ready to celebrate.
The Braves defeated the Astros during Game 6 in Houston Tuesday night to clinch the series win and bring the Commissioner's Trophy home to Truist Park. It's their first World Series win since 1995.
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No victory would be complete without a celebratory parade, and that's exactly what the Braves have planned. Much to the delight of fans everywhere, the team announced that the parade commemorating their win will happen Friday, November 5.
Here's everything you need to know about the fanfare so you can plan accordingly.
Are the Atlanta Braves having a parade?
YES. The Braves are ready to celebrate with their fans and show off the Commissioner's Trophy. The team quickly announced via Twitter early Wednesday morning that a parade is planned for this week.
When is the Braves World Series celebration?
The Braves' parade is happening Friday, November 5. It promises to be a grand event, the perfect way to kick off your weekend.
What time is the Braves parade?
The parade is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 p.m. in Atlanta. Atlanta police is encouraging all attendees to get in place along the route by 11 a.m.
The parade is expected to reach Cobb County by 2 p.m. There is expected to be a ticketed celebration inside Truist Park between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., however that is subject to change.
Where is the Braves parade 2021?
The parade will take place in Atlanta and Cobb County. It will begin in Atlanta at the intersection of Peachtree and Marietta Streets. The parade will then run to 10th Street before making its way to the interstate to head up to Cobb County. When the parade reaches Cobb County, it will begin at Riverwood Parkway and proceed up Cumberland Parkway to The Battery. It will end at Truist Park.
What should I expect if I attend?
If you are watching the parade in Atlanta, you should expect to take MARTA to get down to the parade route. Atlanta police encourage as few people to drive as possible. If you want a good spot, you should get there early. Once the parade begins, the area will be closed off.
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What should I wear to the Braves parade?
Whether you're coming dressed in your newly purchased Atlanta Braves World Series Champions shirt or your Freddie Freeman jersey, the only prerequisite for this celebration is that you come decked out in Braves gear. This is a victory parade after all, so be sure to show the team some love.
How bad will traffic be?
Atlanta police say some ramps to the interstate will be temporarily closed as the Braves parade makes its way there, but they do not expect major problems along area interstates. Having said that, if you are planning on being out and about during the parade, you should expect increased congestion on area roads.
GDOT announced the following roads will be closed during the following times on Friday:
- Exit 249B from I-75/I-85 Northbound – 11:30 am to 1 pm
- Exit 250 from I-75/I-85 Northbound will have a rolling closure – 11:30 am to 1 pm
Truist Park Area:
- US 41/SR 3/Cobb Parkway from Riverwood Parkway to Akers Mill Road – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- US 41/SR 3/Cobb Parkway from Riverwood Parkway to I-285 (Ramps open, all exiting traffic directed NB) – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- US 41/SR 3/Cobb Parkway from Riverwood Parkway to Cumberland Boulevard – Noon to 5 p.m.
- Exit 19 (US 41/SR 3/Cobb Parkway) from I-285 Eastbound – Noon to 5 p.m.
- Exit 20 from I-285 Westbound – Noon to 5 p.m.
- Sweeping for re-opening of Cobb Pkwy. will begin at 3 to 5 p.m.
The Cumberland Boulevard, Akers Mill HOV lane (headed eastbound) and Windy Hill Road interstate interchanges will remain open to exiting and entering traffic. Cobb County police officers and signed detours will also be visible to aid motorists.
The Cumberland Boulevard, Akers Mill HOV lane (headed eastbound) and Windy Hill Road interstate interchanges will remain open to exiting and entering traffic, GDOT said. Cobb County police officers and signed detours will also be visible to aid motorists.
What will the weather be like?
The weather across metro Atlanta will continue to be on the chilly side as fans line the streets for the Braves World Series parade Friday.
Mostly cloudy skies will be the rule with temperatures around 50 degrees for the start of the parade warming into the mid to upper 50's later in the afternoon.
Thankfully, there will be no need for an umbrella as all of the rain around the area will have moved out.
What else is happening?
Fans can attend a post-parade celebration and concert with Atlanta natives and Grammy Award-winning artists, Ludacris and Big Boi inside Truist Park. The Braves encourage fans to arrive early.
Tickets will be free but must be reserved in advance. Tickets and parking passes for the celebration at Truist Park will be available Thursday, November 4 at www.Braves.com/parade.
Premium and A-List Members and Braves Insiders will receive early access to reserve their tickets, beginning at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., respectively. Tickets will be available to the public beginning at 1 p.m.
The Battery Atlanta will have limited capacity on Friday, November 5, during the celebration. Access for non-ticket holders will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Braves strongly recommend pre-purchasing parking.
Where can I watch the parade?
If you're not attending the parade in person, you can watch a livestream of the parade right here on FOX5Atlanta.com, on our YouTube channel, or on FOX 5 Facebook. Coverage starts at 4:30 a.m. on Good Day with the parade getting underway at 12 p.m.