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Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
City of Houston
News Release
Friday, November 03, 2017

The City of Houston will be welcoming home, and celebrating the World Series Champion Houston Astros with a parade,  today at 2:00 p.m. in downtown Houston.
People who live or work in downtown Houston can expect road closures, traffic, and large crowds around the downtown area beginning this morning and lasting through the early evening. 

Parade Route & Road Closures

(Click the map above for an interactive map of closures and the route)

Roads will begin closing Friday at Noon to accommodate set up for the parade. 
Downtown businesses and residents can expect people to begin setting up this morning. 

Getting to the Parade



All METRO Services Free Today


METRO is suspending collection on all bus, light-rail and paratransit services Friday, November 3rd, to help people get to and from the celebration

Plan your trip at






Due to damage from Harvey, some downtown parking garages are still closed for repairs.  Please be aware of this when heading downtown. the following garages have agreed to open for parade visitors:

  • 1600 Smith
  • The Met (340 W. Dallas) 
  • 701 Jefferson
  • Heritage Clay Street Garage (1200 Bagby)
  • Heritage Plaza underground (1111 Bagby)
  • 401 W Dallas Street

You may also visit the Downtown Houston Parking Map at



Park at NRG Park and Take the Train


The Harris County Houston Sports  Authority has agreed to make parking available at NRG Park at 10:00am Friday.

Daily rate is $12 and parking is available at:

  • Gate 3 (Fannin & Holly Hall
  • Gate 9 (Kirby & Westridge) 
  • Gate 10 (Kirby & McNee)

You can then take the METRORail Red Line for free to downtown. All METRO services are being provided free of charge on Friday. (Get off at Downtown Transit Center, Bell, Main Street Square Stations)







Safety Tips



When headed downtown for the parade, remember these safety tips:

  • Expect some warm temperatures and high humidity today. Stay hydrated and avoid sugary, caffeinated or alcoholic beverages if you plan on being outside. 
  • Be aware of your surroundings, and always listen to the directions of law enforcement as they conduct safety and traffic operations.
  • Report any suspicious activity to law enforcement by calling 1-855-i-Watch-4 or if it's a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1. 
  • Because of the expectation of crowds, designate a meeting place ahead of time in case your family gets separated.  Teach children your phone number, your full name, and that they can trust a law enforcement officer or firefighter in uniform if they get lost. 
  • Have fun, and be safe!

Where to Get Information

The City of Houston will be sending out notices through the official Twitter Account (@HoustonTX) with live updates on the parade and conditions downtown.

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