The 2019 WNBA Champion Washington Mystics, with support from the Bowser Administration, will host a championship parade on Tuesday, May 12, at 11 a.m. The parade will begin in front of the National Museum of Women and end at the Capital One Arena.
“This is the beginning of a new tradition in the District of Champions: kicking off a new season with parades and banners,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “We will start our Mystics celebration with a parade, then a block party and a banner raising, and then we all know what we need to do – run it back!”
“I’ve always believed nothing brings a city closer together than a winning sports team, so I am thrilled to celebrate the Mystics’ first WNBA championship with the City of Washington, D.C.” said Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Chairman and CEO. “This celebration will be something that elevates and unites our community. We want to create something special as a way to say thank you to our fans and to demonstrate to the world why we are the District of Champions.”
The Mystics will continue to celebrate the 2019 championship with fans at a pregame block party on May 16 at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. The block party will be held ahead of the season opener against the Los Angeles Sparks, when the team will raise the 2019 championship banner.
Fans are encouraged to use public transportation to attend the Mystics parade celebration.