Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

5 Essential Things You Need to Know About Penguins' Parade

Wednesday's victory parade to honor the Stanley Cup champions will wind along Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies and end with a celebration at Stanwix Street.

Marc-André Fleury and Sidney Crosby with the STanley Cup in 2009 victory parade/photo via Flickr creative commons

Upwards of 375,000 people are expected to flood Downtown Wednesday to officially celebrate the Pittsburgh Penguins' fourth Stanley Cup Championship. 

“Given the level of enthusiasm that Pittsburgh fans have presented so far, we're expecting the crowd to be larger than what appeared in 2009,” Katie O'Malley, spokeswoman for Mayor Bill Peduto, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Lord Stanley's last Pittsburgh parade appearance was seven years ago, after the Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. 

Penguins spokesman Tom McMillan predicts the “whole team” will help escort the Cup through the streets of Downtown. 

Preparations for the parade and the necessary street closures will begin more than 24 hours before the parade steps off. Here's what you need to know if you work Downtown or plan to attend the celebration.

  • The first street closures will occur at 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Stanwix Street between Fort Pitt Boulevard and Third Avenue, and the Boulevard of the Allies between Commonwealth Place and Wood Street.
  • Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. the City will begin closing the Boulevard of the Allies between Wood and Grant streets, and Grant Street from the Boulevard of the Allies to Liberty Avenue.
  • The parade is expected to last from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a celebration at Stanwix Street and the Boulevard of the Allies.
  • Streets will begin to reopen as early as 2 p.m.
  • Nearly all Port Authority bus routes will be detoured on Wednesday due to the parade. Check with portauthority.org for more details and information pertaining to their specific route.


Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The Latest

How Making Juice Changed Sharif Rasheed's Life

The owner of Safi Juice in Garfield left a job he hated to tap into something from his childhood.

Pittsburgh's Can't Miss Concerts in April

This month's lineup includes Rick Astley, Billy Price, Christopher Cross and Ronnie Milsap.

Pittsburgh Flicks and Nightlife in April

Tour local social clubs with the Roaming Social Club; expect changes at AMC Waterfront

April: Best of Culture in Pittsburgh

Check out some of the finest stage plays, dance performances and exhibits taking place this month in Pittsburgh.

Undercover: What We're Reading in April

A look back at "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" as it turns 30, plus two literary events coming up in April.

Perspectives: ‘This Is Us’ Is a Story of Us

A former Pittsburgher finds more than a few similarities between his own life and that of the siblings on "This Is Us."

Spare Change: A New Way of Giving

A local group is using music and some spare change to help charities — and filming every step of the way.

Look How Mighty This Bellevue Garden Has Grown

Last season, the Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden produced 4,862 pounds of food; the harvest was donated to three food pantries.

When and Where to Dump Your Junk (including old TVs)

A state environmental agency wants to help you recycle your hard-to-dispose-of household clutter.

Watch: Trailer of “Won't You Be My Neighbor”

The documentary about Mister Rogers' iconic show takes viewers beyond the cardigan collection and into “the heart of a creative genius.”

On a Lark: Pittsburgh Mom Creates Activewear for Babes

Unable to find cute, environmentally friendly gear for her newborn son, Lark Adventurewear founder Pallavi Golla launched her own line of moisture-wicking clothing for kids.

Pittsburgh MultiStories: The Beacon's Perch – The Grant Building

When it opened in 1929 as the city’s tallest structure, crowds of sightseers paid a quarter to visit the rooftop observation deck of the Grant Building — named for the street, which was named for the hill, which was named for the somewhat hapless general.

Rick Sebak Digs Up Distant Carnegie-Trump Connection

Research into Andrew Carnegie’s marriage reveals an unlikely, albeit tenuous, connection between the Pittsburgh icon and the 45th President.

JuJu Smith-Schuster Teams Up with Drake, Travis Scott and Ninja to Play Fortnite

Drake and Ninja broke Twitch viewing records, and Smith-Schuster and Scott joined in later.

Growing Up: mossArchitects Moving to Garfield

Principal Andrew Moss says his architecture firm will move to the heart of the Penn Avenue Arts District after outgrowing its current space in Lawrenceville.