Here’s What You Need To Know for the Chiefs Parade
Heading to Kansas City to enjoy the Chiefs parade and rally? Here's what you need to know. The following news release was distributed by the City of Kansas City Missouri and the Kansas City Chiefs this morning :
The two-mile long parade starts at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. The parade starts on Grand Boulevard at 6th street and heads south to Pershing Road. The parade turns west on Pershing Road to Union Station. The victory rally stage will be in front of Union Station, with the National WWI Museum and Memorial hosting viewing opportunities on its north lawn. The victory rally starts at approximately 1:30 p.m., shortly after the parade ends.
- Watch the parade anywhere along the route. Barricades will line the entire route along the curb. Pedestrian crossings are marked on the map, but they will be closed while the parade is in progress.
- Watch the victory rally in front of Union Station from the south parking lot, Pershing Road (which will be closed) or the lawn of the National WW1 Museum and Memorial.
- Arrive early to find a spot. This will be a family-friendly event, and fans are reminded that public consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Remember it’s best to travel light and to not bring bags or backpacks.
- Medical Stations and Lost Child Locations are noted on the parade maps.
- Children’s contact info – Ensure that your children have contact information for their parents or guardians on their person.
- Make a plan in case you are separated from your family, including identifying meet up points.
- Cell phone reception will be extremely limited.
- Union Station will be closed to the public.
- Don’t bring drones. Federal law prohibits the use of drones over parade crowds.
- Officially licensed merchandise will be available at the following locations:
- Little Theater at Bartle Hall at 13th & Wyandotte
- Power & Light District at 13th & Walnut
- Big Brothers Big Sisters at 17th & Walnut
- Kadean Construction at McGee between 18th & 19th
- River Market at 5th & Walnut
Transportation and Parking:
KCATA will offer free bus rides, however, bus service will be limited (similar to Sunday service). Please visit ridekc.org for more information.
We encourage people to use Park and Ride locations:
47th and State Metrocenter
4601 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102
Dropoff: 31st & Gillham
Worlds of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161
Dropoff: Truman Road & Lydia
HyVee Arena / West Bottoms
1800 Genessee St, Kansas City, MO 64102
Dropoff: 18th & Troost
6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132
Dropoff: 31st & Main
Oak Park Mall
11149 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214
(95th and Neiman Road Park & Ride location)
Dropoff: 25th & Southwest Boulevard
Park and Ride shuttles will run from 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m., and then again from the end of the rally until the crowd disperses.
Spectators are advised to carpool and use public transportation. Parking will be extremely limited near the parade and rally.
Kansas City Streetcar will suspend operation beginning at midnight prior to the parade and will reopen as soon as conditions allow.
Parade producers have designated space in front of a video screen on the southeast corner of the National WWI Museum and Memorial grounds for wheelchairs and ADA accessibility. Please be advised that space is limited and is first come, first served.
Be prepared for typical February weather with the possibility of light snow and cold temperatures. We suggest wearing boots and your warmest clothes, since spectators will be outside for several hours.