Take MBTA to the Celtics Parade

June 20, 2024

    Celebrate with the Celtics as they roll through the city on duck boats in honor of their 2024 NBA Championship.

    This Celtics “Rolling Rally” is the 13th that Boston has celebrated since 2001 alongside the Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots. Each parade draws an estimate of one million people, which means trains and stations near the route will be crowded.

    Additional staff and Transit Police will be available at all subway and Commuter Rail stations, and we’ll be running extra trains to accommodate more passengers. Here are some other things you should know about taking the T to this year’s parade.

    Parade Schedule and Route

    Duck boats will roll out from TD Garden at 11 AM on Friday, June 21, pass City Hall, and head down Boylston and Tremont streets to Copley Square.

    Start by scoping out your viewing location along the route, and then use our trip planner to find out how to get there.

    If you plan to arrive in Boston after 9 AM, you can avoid the morning rush hour and have time to find an optimal spot to watch the parade.

    Planning Your Trip

    🚇 There are many subway stops along the parade route and within walking distance. MBTA be running rush-hour service on the subway all day.

    🚉 MBTA will operate a modified weekday Commuter Rail schedule. Passengers may be directed to queue at train stations downtown for your safety and to avoid overcrowding. Bikes (including folding bikes) will not be allowed on any Commuter Rail trains on Friday. Passengers are strongly encouraged to purchase roundtrip fares the day before or the morning of the parade to avoid long waits at fare vending machines after the parade. 

    🚍 All MBTA bus routes will operate regular weekday schedules on Friday with the exception of the following bus routes that will be detoured due to the parade: 9, 10, 39, 43, 55, SL5, and 504.

    ⛴ All ferry routes will operate their regular weekday schedules. Passengers are reminded that MBTA ferry service operates on a first come, first serve basis and vessel capacity is limited. 

    Be sure to stay informed of any service changes or delays on parade day with Moovit’s service alerts.