It’s best to come up early to park, explore Uptown and grab your spot on the curb by 5:30!
There are 3 Light Rail Blue Line stations along the parade route. At the beginning of the route, there is 7th Street station (right next to the Market at 7th Street), the Middle is CTC/Arena, and the end of the route/VIP seating is 3rd St. /Convention Center.
There is one Light Rail Gold Line station along the route which lets out at Tryon St. station.
There are plenty of parking decks near the parade route. Try this link to view a map of parking decks located in Uptown, Charlotte.