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Celtics championship parade to be held Friday in Boston. Cue the duck boats.



Celtics championship parade to be held Friday in Boston. Cue the duck boats.

BOSTON – The duck boats are ready and the City of Boston will celebrate the 18th championship in Celtics history with a rolling rally on Friday.

When will the Celtics parade be?

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced that a rolling rally will be held Friday in the city.

Officials will reveal more details about the parade during a press conference Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

Boston Duck Tours posted “Cue the ducks” on social media overnight, with the caption “Who’s ready for a parade?”

What is the route for the Celtics parade?

According to Wu’s office, the parade will begin at 11 a.m. in front of TD Garden.

After turning onto Causeway Street, the duck boats will pass City Hall Plaza and the Boston Common on Tremont Street.

The parade will end on Boylston Street by Hynes Convention Center.

Boston heat wave impacting parade plans

City officials have an extra challenge planning the latest championship parade in Boston. The Celtics clinched the title as a likely heat wave was set to arrive with potentially record-breaking temperatures in Boston.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its heat risk outlook, with parts of New England categorized in the “extreme” risk area. WBZ-TV executive weather producer Terry Eliasen called this “highly rare” for the region.

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 90s on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Boston.

During the Tuesday press conference, the city plans to share preparations for the anticipated hot weather.

The Celtics’ road to NBA title

The Celtics earned the duck boat parade thanks to a dominant performance throughout the postseason that continued in the NBA Finals.

Boston stormed out to a 3-0 series lead. Dallas earned a dominant Game 4 victory to send the series back to Boston. But Monday night at TD Garden, the Celtics ended things and broke a tie with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most team NBA titles in history.

Jaylen Brown was awarded the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Value Player award after the game.

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