For the 18th time, the Boston Celtics are NBA champions, and that means there will be a championship celebration for the 18th time in franchise history. Boston just beat the Dallas Mavericks in five games in the 2024 NBA Finals.

No team has won more titles than the Celtics have, and the team and their fan base deserve to celebrate. The party has already started, as the team was last celebrating down in Miami, Florida. But the biggest part of the championship celebration will be the team's championship parade.

In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about the parade, whether you want to watch it in person or at home.

How to watch the Celtics' parade

Parades in Boston are always iconic. Between the Celtics, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, and Boston Red Sox, the city has experienced a lot of winning, so there have been a lot of championship parades. Boston parades stand out not just for the frequency in which they've occurred, but for the manner in which the teams are transported.

Most parades haul their players, coaches, and staff members in large vehicles and floats, but Boston parades use duck boats. One of the standout activities for tourists in Boston is to take duck boat tours. Duck boats are multi-purpose crafts that can both float in water and drive on land. Every member of the Celtics' championship team will experience the parade on one of these duck boats.

While plenty of fans will watch the parade in the streets of Boston, some fans will want to watch on TV. The parade starts at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, June 21. The parade will be broadcast on NBA TV and the NBA app. You can also stream the event with fuboTV.

Date: Friday, June 21 | Time: 11 a.m. ET

TV channel: NBA TV/NBA app | Live stream: FuboTV (click for a free trial)

Championship parade route

Kristaps Porzingis Jayson Tatum celebrating after winning NBA Finals
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The championship parade will start in front of the TD Garden on Causeway Street. The parade will turn left onto Staniford Street before turning left again onto Cambridge Street. The duck boats will make their way past City Hall Plaza before getting on Tremont Street, where they will then trek alongside the Boston Common. The trip's final turn will be a right turn onto Boylston Street, and the parade will conclude at Hnyes Convention Center. The complete route map can be found here.

The parade will include all of Boston's stars. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Joe Mazzulla, Kristaps Porzingis, Al Horford, Jrue Holiday, Payton Pritchard, Derrick White, Brad Stevens, and the rest of the gang will be there celebrating with the fans.

Fans can watch the action from the sidewalks next to the parade, as well as from the Boston Common. Previous championship parades have seen players engage with the fans, so you won't want to miss any of the action.

There will be a number of street closures before and during the parade. The full list of street closures can be found here. You can also expect some fans to be under the influence of alcohol, so it is important to be safe during the festivities.

The Celtics are now up to 18 championship banners, two of which have come in the 21st century. The Red Sox have four championships this century, while the Patriots have won six titles and the Bruins have won one Stanley Cup during that time. Boston fans have become familiar with the duck boat parade, but that doesn't make it any less fun. For many, a championship parade is a once-in–lifetime opportunity. That may not be the case in Boston, but Celtics fans will surely celebrate like it is.