Kansas City will be hosting the Royals World Series victory parade on Tuesday, Nov. 3, starting at noon.
Kansas City, Kansas public schools will be closed. Kansas City, Missouri public schools will remain open. Phone calls were made to both administrations.
Districts that are closing:
Some area schools cancel for Royal Celebration parade.
Blue Valley School District
De Soto School District
Independence School District
Metropolitan Community College
Oak Grove R-VI School District
Olathe School District
Park Hill School District
Shawnee Mission School District
Kansas City, Kan. School District
They are estimating one million fans will show up for the parade.
The 2.3 mile parade steps off on Grand Boulevard between the Sprint Center and the Kansas City Power & Light District and heads north to Ninth Street. It turns east to Oak, then goes south to Truman, then west back to Grand. After circling through the downtown business district, the parade continues south on Grand to Pershing Road. The parade turns west on Pershing Road to Union Station. The Victory Rally stage will be located in front of Union Station, with viewing opportunities on the north lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial. The Victory Rally will start at approximately 2 p.m., shortly after the end of the parade arrives.
Visit KC.com offers some helpful suggestions.
Watch the parade anywhere along the route. Excellent viewing spots include Ilus Davis Park and Washington Square Park. Barricades will line the entire route along the curb. Pedestrian crossings will be marked by balloons, but closed while the parade is in progress.
Watch the celebration in front of Union Station from the south parking lot, Pershing Road (which will be closed) or the lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial. The staging will be similar to the annual “Celebration at the Station” event.
Arrive early to allow time to find a spot. This is a family-friendly event, and fans are reminded that public consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Please remember that it’s best to travel light and to not bring bags or backpacks.
Officially Licensed World Series Championship Merchandise will be available at the following locations: in front of Union Station, in Ilus Davis Park north of City Hall near 10th & Oak, and near the Kansas City Power & Light District.