City unveils plans for Red Sox duck boat parade
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Another Boston championship, another duck boat parade.
Mayor Thomas Menino and team officials have announced plans for a celebration on Saturday of the Red Sox' World Series championship.
“This Saturday the boats will roll from Fenway Park starting at 10:00 a.m. The rolling rally will start down Boylston Street, and get back for a traditional splash in the Charles. We love that dirty water. It's clean now. The Red Sox and the city will continue to plan this exciting day and we encourage that all fans and their families come down and participate in this great celebration,” said Mayor Menino.
Officials said they wanted to hold the parade on Saturday so as many fans, including families with children, could attend.
Gifts will be given to children along the parade route. Officials also said that there will be some kind of fan participation, probably in one of the duck boats rather than celebrities.
Most if not all of the players are expected to be there to attend.
The Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and New England Patriots have all celebrated previous championships with duck boat parades in the last decade.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.