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When will the Milwaukee Bucks parade be?

Milwaukee Bucks to host NBA Championship parade and celebration Thursday. The parade will take place Thursday, July 22 beginning at 11 a.m. and will route through downtown Milwaukee and end in the Deer District outside of the Fiserv Forum. WMTV - NBC15Milwaukee Bucks to host NBA Championship parade and celebration Thursday

When is the NBA championship parade?

Parade Celebrating NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks set for Thursday at 11 a.m. The 2020-21 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks will celebrate their first championship in 50 years with a parade presented by BMO through downtown Milwaukee tomorrow, Thursday, July 22, beginning at 11 a.m. Bucks.comParade Celebrating NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks set for Thursday at 11 a.m.

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Here's where you can watch the Bucks championship parade on Thursday

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MILWAUKEE — The Bucks Championship parade will step off in downtown Milwaukee at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Bucks announced Wednesday.

Here's the route: The parade "will begin at the intersection of E. Wisconsin Ave. and N. Prospect Ave," the Bucks said in a news release. "The parade will then proceed west on E. Wisconsin Ave. before turning north onto N. Water St."

From there, the route continues on N. Water St. to E. Knapp St., before ending on E. Knapp St. right at the Milwaukee River.

Here's what it looks like in photo form:

They anticipate roughly 500,000 to 1,000,000 people to attend the parade.

After the hour long parade, the team will host a championship celebration in Deer District with Bucks players, coaches, owners, and executives. That celebration will take place in "Block 6" of Deer District, located directly north of Fiserv Forum. It is expected to start at about 12:30 p.m.

There will be multiple double-decker busses carrying players and famous Bucks alumni.

The Bucks said that there will be plenty of screens and audio systems placed along the route, so no one will miss a moment of the action.

Team officials urged fans to start lining up as early as 8 am to get a spot to watch this historic moment. The city has said that no one is allowed to reserve a spot overnight.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will all be in attendance for the celebration, the team says. Bucks sign language interpreter Brice Christianson will provide American Sign Language for full inclusion for deaf fans.

No sleep for Bucks fans, the celebrations continue

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Bucks fans hope championship brings unity to city

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Former Buck Desmond Mason works on mural celebrating team, Milwaukee

WDJT 22 July, 2021 - 05:01am

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Work is continuing on a series of murals celebrating the Bucks and Milwaukee.

The last one is being finished up by former Buck Desmond Mason. He said the message of his mural rings perfectly with Tuesday's championship win.

"(Tuesday) seeing the Deer District, seeing 65,000 people root for one team, and then celebrate without any issues, I think that's a step in the right direction," said Mason.

His inspiration for the mural came from his time with the Bucks and living in this city. He said the message is meant to be on the nose.

"We are better together, there's no other way around it. When you read it, you know exactly what it means," said Mason.

Celebrating a championship together with a parade is something the Bucks didn't get to do 50 years ago.

"Basketball wasn't as big then. I did some research, there was no parade in New York in 1970, or a parade in Los Angeles in 1972," said Bucks Historian Rick Schabowski.

He said professional basketball has come a long way since its early days, and he said the passion was on full display during Game 6 at the Deer District.

"I think we have the most passionate and energetic fans and I think the Deer District is a real testimony to that, that we're unique as an NBA city to have that set up that way," said Schabowski.

As the celebrations spill into Thursday, fans like Schabowski, and former players like Mason said it has been a great ride.

"Last night the energy was crazy, obviously seeing the Bucks win was ideal for all involved," said Mason.

Mason said the mural will be finished by Thursday afternoon.

It's on the parade route, but will be up with its message of unity into the future.

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