Washington Capitals Stanley Cup Parade Guide: What you need to know

- As more than 100,000 fans are expected to swarm the District on Tuesday to partake in the parade to celebrate the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory, here’s everything you need to know.

Before you head down to the parade, please note the District’s laws on drinking alcohol in public places and public intoxication. D.C. officials are also urging those attending the parade to bring plenty of water with them.

WATCH LIVE: Watch FOX 5's LIVE coverage of the parade beginning at 10am Tuesday

WHEN AND WHERE

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Constitution Avenue and 17th Street, NW. The parade will proceed along Constitution Avenue to 7th Street, NW and will turn south and end on 7th Street and the National Mall with an #ALLCAPS rally.

Mountain View

GETTING TO THE PARADE

Folks attending the parade are encouraged to take the Metro or to rideshare as parking will be extremely limited near the parade route. In preparations for the large crowds on Metro, officials announced Metro would be providing rush-hour service the entire day. Metro said the busiest stations are expected to be Archives, Arlington Cemetery, Foggy Bottom, Federal Triangle, Gallery Place, Metro Center, Federal Center SW, L’Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian and Union Station.

FORECAST

The hockey gods have blessed the District with the perfect forecast for a parade! While you’re traveling to the parade, it’ll be a little bit on the cooler side between 60 and 68 degrees. During the parade, you can expect temperatures between 70 and 75 degrees. The will be no rain, humidity or wind to plague the celebration so even Mother Nature is #ALLCAPS.

Mountain View

STREET CLOSURES AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS

The following street closures and parking restrictions will be in place in the District during the parade. Again, officials urge those attending the parade to use the Metro or rideshare.

7TH STREET, NW PARKING RESTRICTIONS

-Parking will not be allowed on 7th Street from 6:30 p.m. on Monday through 11 p.m. on Tuesday from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW.
-7th Street will be closed from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW during the same time.

STREET CLOSURES

The following streets will be closed from 9:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Inbound 14th Street Bridge Main Line - all traffic will be directed toward Eastbound I-395
  • Inbound 14th Street Bridge HOV - all traffic will be directed toward Eastbound I-395
  • Northbound 12th Street Tunnel - all traffic will be directed toward Eastbound I-395
  • Eastbound Theodore Roosevelt Bridge - all traffic will be directed toward E Street Expressway/Potomac River Freeway
  • Southbound 9th Street Tunnel
  • Constitution Avenue, NW from 6th Street to 23rd Street, NW
  • 9th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to I-395
  • 10th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 12th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 14th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
  • 15th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
  • 17th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
  • 18th Street from New York Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 19th Street from Virginia Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 20th Street from C Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 21st Street from C Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 22nd Street from C Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 23rd Street from Virginia Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Virginia Avenue, NW from 18th Street to 19th Street, NW
  • Madison Drive from 4th to 15th Streets, NW
  • Jefferson Drive from 14th to 4th Streets, SW
  • Henry Bacon Drive, SW from Lincoln Memorial Circle to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Parkway Drive, SW from Independence Avenue, to Lincoln Memorial Circle

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

No parking will be allowed on the following streets from 6:30 pm on Monday through 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday: 

  • Constitution Avenue, NW from 6th Street to 23rd Street, NW
  • 9th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to I-395
  • 10th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 12th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 14th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
  • 15th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
  • 17th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
  • 18th Street from New York Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 19th Street from Virginia Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 20th Street from C Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 21st Street from C Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 22nd Street from C Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 23rd Street from C Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Virginia Avenue, NW from 18th Street to 19th Street, NW
  • Independence Avenue, SW from 3rd to 14th Street, SW
  • Madison Drive from 4th to 15th Streets, NW
  • Jefferson Drive from 14th to 4th Streets, SW
  • Henry Bacon Drive, SW from Lincoln Memorial Circle to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Parkway Drive, SW from Independence Avenue, to Lincoln Memorial Circle

WHO WILL BE IN THE PARADE

In addition to the Capitals players and coaches, officials announced the following people and organizations would be participating in the parade:

  • Four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the D.C. Air National Guard will fly over the parade
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser
  • Members of the Washington, DC City Council 
  • Eastern High School Blue and White Marching Machine Marching Band
  • Ballou High School Majestic Knights Marching Band
  • Longtime season ticket members who have had season tickets since the Capitals’ inaugural season in 1974
  • DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes & Drums
  • Monumental Sports & Entertainment owners and staff
  • Capitals alumni 
  • Capital One Arena Ice Crew and Olympia ice resurfacers
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • Arlington County Police Department
  • Washington Capitals Red Rockers
  • Slapshot 
  • The broadcast voices of the Washington Capitals: Joe Beninati, John Walton, Alan May, Craig Laughlin, Al Koken, Tarik El-Bashir 
  • 106.7 The Fan, official radio partner of the Washington Capitals
  • Elliot in the Morning’s Elliot Segal
  • Participation from Washington Capitals’ partners Budweiser, Capital One, Etihad Airways, Ford, Geico, Giant, Mars, Pepsi, Red River and the Washington Post
  • Capitals SuperFan Fatima Al Ali of the United Arab Emirates and Etihad’s Cabin Crew

Can’t make it down to the parade? You can watch FOX 5’s coverage of the parade beginning at 10 a.m. on TV,  Facebook, Twitter, online and the FOX 5 App. If you're heading to the parade, be sure to use #Fox5Caps when tagging your photos and videos on social media.

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