After a full seven-game series and a final 5-1 victory on Wednesday, the Houston Astros are officially the 2017 World Series Champions. (Cue Queen.) Naturally the Astros faithful want that victory afterglow to last as long as possible, and there's no better way to sustain the thrill of the fight than watching the massive Houston victory parade take place this Friday.
Here's everything you need to know.
When is the World Series victory parade?
World Series MVP George Springer, likely NL MVP José Altuve, ace Justin Verlander, and the rest of the Astros will begin their victory tour on Friday, November 3 at 2pm Central Time (3pm Eastern). The parade will include floats carrying the players, confetti blasted from more than a dozen buildings and, of course, Astros mascot Orbit.
"Let's have the largest championship parade that's ever been seen in the state of Texas," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who hopes more than 750,000 people will show, said at a news conference Thursday. "Let's show up in a major way."
Parade route and map
The parade will begin on Smith Street at Lamar Street, head north on Smith, east on Walker Street, south on Milam Street, west on Pease, north on Smith, and end at Lamar, according to ABC 13. Basically, it's a big rectangle. And don't forget the after-party/rally for the Astros at City Hall.