We’re getting kind of spoiled by all these championship parades. But we’re always down for another one! Tampa Bay’s third championship boat parade in less than a year will happen next week.
The City of Tampa and the Tampa Bay Lightning just confirmed plans for a boat parade along the Tampa Riverwalk at 11am Monday (July 12). Boaters: take note than NHL.com says outside boats will NOT be allowed to take part in the parade. Fans can only watch on land.
The boat parade will be followed by a Champions Celebration at Julian B. Lane Riverfont Park at 2pm. It will not be at Raymond James Stadium like last year. There will be live performances from Vo Williams and Big Boi. Coolers and chairs will not be permitted. They are encouraging fans to use rideshare services like Uber and Lyft or to use public transportation. If you’d rather avoid the big crowds they’re expecting, you’ll be able to watch coverage on Bally Sports Sun.
By the way, the Stanley Cup must have heard about this year’s Bucs Super Bowl celebration!