Live: Special coverage of Astros World Series championship parade
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says the city of Houston will honor the Astros with a parade on Friday in celebration of the team’s first MLB Championship victory.
The parade will begin at 2 p.m., with city workers set to shut down the parade route beginning at 1 p.m.
The celebration will begin on Smith at Lamar, proceeding north on Smith, east on Walker, south on Milam, west on Pease, north on Smith and ending at Lamar Street.
Immediately after the parade, there will be a rally outside Houston’s City Hall, as we paint the town orange!
“It’s a true privilege to proudly host this magnificent salute to our hometown team that has earned history,” said Mayor Turner. “As we bounce back from Hurricane Harvey, we are more than ready to welcome our heroes home in proper form.”
The parade will honor the players, coaches, staff and their families after the big win.
Folks slated to attend include Astros owner Jim Crane, manager A.J. Hinch, the world championship team, Astros mascot Orbit and Minute Maid Park train operator Bobby the Engineer. The Commissioner’s Trophy will also be on hand.
Wear your Houston Astros gear. Dress comfortably and please bring plenty of water.
The event is completely free and open to the public. There is no bleacher seating.There are two designated ADA accessible locations on the route: Smith at Walker and Pease and Louisiana.