Cavs parade details released

CLE council president expects 500,000 to attend
Posted at 9:34 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 17:16:02-04

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The City of Cleveland announced the following details for the parade:

  • Parade will start at 11 a.m. on Wednesday outside Quicken Loans Arena at East 6th Street
  • The parade will go north to Huron, then west to Ontario, then south to Carneige to East 9th Street, then north on East 9th Street.
  • There is a tentative plan to turn west onto Lakeside to get to the mall.

The parade will feature more than 60 units including floats, specialty vehicles, the Ohio State University marching band, an appearance by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and much more.

There will be entertainment, special presentations and celebrations from the Mountain Dew Stage.


Cleveland leaders from several city departments are scrambling to hammer out the final details on Wednesday's Cavaliers Championship parade through downtown on June 22.

Cleveland council president Kevin Kelley confirmed he expects parade details to be released early on Tuesday June 21.

Kelley told he believes parade logistics will be much like the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade downtown, although expects attendance to be double the size.

"People should plan ahead, they should plan on getting down there early," said Kelley. "They should plan on either walking or having a transportation plan."

"You've got to remember if you're going to bring probably 500,000 people downtown, you want to make sure everybody is safe.  You want to make sure the crowd is controlled.  You want to make sure the property is properly cleaned up.  You want to make sure there is a police presence."

Kelley said the St. Patrick's Day parade relies on surveillance cameras, bomb sniffing dogs, and the Cleveland police motorcycle and mounted units to provide a wide variety of event security.

Kelley expects the Cavs Championship Parade to include many of the same security measures.

The Cleveland Mayor's office told leaders from several city department held meetings on June 20, working on final parade details, which will be released on June 21.

"It's going to be in the 70's, it's going to be sunny," said Kelley.  "I think people have been waiting for this for a long time, I think this is going to something, it's going to be hard to miss this."

Cavs Parade Rally Map by wews webstaff