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Join the celebration! This year marks the 90th Anniversary of America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van. If you have always dreamed of being in the Parade, here is your chance to be a part of one of the oldest and most cherished traditions in Detroit!

Sign up to volunteer for the Parade by completing the online application here and NOT the New Volunteer Sign Up at the right.

Some positions are not open to the public and require a minimum number of volunteer hours with The Parade Company. Be sure to read the 2016 Parade Job Descriptions and requirements before submitting your application.


The Parade has been an eagerly anticipated holiday tradition, uniting families throughout metro Detroit and the world! It is a celebration of family spirit and storybook wonder. With billowing balloons, fantastic floats, marching bands, colorful costumes and clowns America’s Thanksgiving Parade®   presented by Art Van symbolizes the joy and magic of the holiday season.

If you would like to be a part of the magic that is The Parade Company, please send an email to Once you do so, you will be contacted with the next steps to be put into our volunteer database. You’ll also begin receiving the monthly newsletter which contains upcoming volunteer opportunities including the Parade in the fall and many other great events!

Every volunteer receives appropriate training, makes long lasting friendships, receives rewards for hours worked and has the opportunity to create smiles for many!

If you have additional questions you can contact the Director of Volunteer Services at:


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See what you’ve been missing.  Check out the latest The Parade Company Newsletter  for updates, upcoming events and opportunities at The Parade Company!

If you have additional questions you can contact the Director of Volunteer Services at