According to Twitter, information about the Cavs parade is going viral. So many people are tweeting about the #cavsparade on Wednesday, June 22 — as well as the Akron celebration at Lock 3 on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. — that the #Cavsparade hashtag is a trending topic.
As reported by Fox 8, approximately 800,000 people are expected to attend the Cavs parade on Wednesday.
As a result of so many people heading to Cleveland for the big Cavs parade, downtown Cleveland hotels are fully booked, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Cavs parade should begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, directly outside of the Quicken Loans Arena before snaking through the downtown area — with a big part of the Cavs parade route tromping down East 9th Street.
According to Cleveland reporter Sara Goldenberg in the below video, those who plan to attend the Cavs parade should not bring any camping apparatus like tents and things with them — nor use tents to save their places in line. The city of Cleveland doesn’t want folks camping out in tents on Mall B prior to the Cavs parade.
However, Cavs parade attendees should plan to arrive early. With so many people expected to hit downtown Cleveland, it’s a smart move to read all the rules and suggestions — or perhaps plan to watch the Cavs parade broadcast live on TV or online.
The Cavs parade will end on St. Clair Avenue at the Mall. At the finale of the Cavs parade on St. Clair, the Cavs will be honored. The above video shows a stage being prepared for the culmination activities of the Cavs parade.
Plenty of people tweeting about the Cavs parade on Twitter, or writing about the Cavs parade on Facebook, admit that they are taking the day off of work in order to attend the special parade.
As reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, even people who are due in court on Wednesday will get a pass because of the Cavs parade. Arrest warrants won’t be issued for folks who can’t make it to court on Wednesday. Accordingly, certain court appearances are canceled after 11 a.m., the start time of the Cavs parade.
Not only will the parade begin at the famous Quicken Loans Arena known at “The Q,” but the Cavs parade will travel around the popular Progressive Field stadium as well. The ending of the Cavs parade on St. Clair Ave. will be near the Cleveland Convention Center.
In case those who normally park on streets in downtown Cleveland think it will be business as usual, the Cavs parade will instead necessitate parking bans on many Cleveland streets.
Those who want to see LeBron James in Akron can head down to Lock 3 on Thursday night at 7 p.m. — a sort of Akron version of the Cleveland Cavs parade, as reported by WKYC.
LeBron will be there right in the heart of the downtown area of Akron, along with James’ students from the Wheels for Education and IPromise Network.
“City of CLE may have 800,000 people downtown tomorrow for the parade — BUT — there are no Port-A-Johns being brought in.
[Photo by AP Photo/John Minchillo]