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Grand Final Parade: All you need to know

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THE THREAT of showers is unlikely to deter thousands of footy fans from converging on Melbourne's CBD on Friday for the Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade.

The parade, supported by the City of Melbourne, starts at noon AEST at the Old Treasury Building on Spring Street.

West Coast and Collingwood players and coaches will be driven south to Wellington Parade, continuing east until they reach the Footy Festival precinct at Yarra Park.

Before the parade, the coaches and captains will face the media at 11.15am AEST.

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Fans are encouraged to stay at the festival site, which offers a range of activities and food options for all ages. The Grand Final eve concert featuring DJ Horizon and the Thundamentals starts at 5pm.

Friday is a public holiday in Victoria. Fans heading to the parade and festival from the city can catch free tram services.  

For more information on the parade, including the full route, road closures and changes to public transport services, click here.