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2023 Turkey Trot Photos!!
The 2023 America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner White is proud to make its 97th appearance on Woodward Avenue on Thursday, November 23rd!! Celebrating A Heart of History, the Parade features a star-studded line-up of one-a-kind floats, colorful costumes, high soaring balloons, thunderous marching bands, and dancing elves!! Below are some fun facts about this year’s Parade!
- An amazing list of sponsors will cruise Woodward with 28 FLOATS, including three new designs by Barton Malow, Corewell Health, and The Skillman Foundation.
- Soaring high will be SIX BALLOONS including a brand-new Captain Underpants!!
- Don’t forget to cheer on your local high school – the 2023 Parade will feature 11 MARCHING BANDS!!
Allen Park High School
Chippewa Valley Big Reds
Dakota High School
Detroit Public Schools Community District All City Band
Fraser High School Rambler Marching Band
Gibraltar Carlson Marauder Band
Rochester Adams Highlander Marching Band
Romulus High School Marching Eagles
St. Johns High School Redwing Band
Warren Mott Marauder Music Machine
Woodhaven Warrior Marching Band
Check out this awesome line-up of celebrity guests!!
Lomas Brown – Co-Grand Marshal!! First round draft pick for the Detroit Lions in the 1985 NFL Draft! Recently added to the Detroit Lions Hall of Fame!!
Lauren Nicole Chapman – Proud Michigan Native! Actor, Singer, and Dancer currently the voice of Princess Anna in the Broadway edition of Disney’s Frozen, which will open the 2023 Parade!
Huel Perkins – Co-Grand Marshal!! Emmy award winning anchor / journalist, now retired from WJBK Fox 2 News!
Lauren Speed-Hamilton – Detroit Native best known for Netflix’s “Love is Blind”!!
Grace West – Canton Native, and runner up on Season 23 of The Voice!
BCBSM Contest Winner – Winner of a once-in-a-lifetime experience to deliver the ceremonial game ball to Ford Field!
Skillman Foundation Float Winner – Winner of a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see their float design come to life!
PAWS – Detroit Tiger’s Mascot
Roary – Detroit Lion’s Mascot
Hooper – Detroit Piston’s Mascot
Santa Claus – The Jolly Ole Elf!
Clownie – The Parade Company’s loveable mascot!
Additional appearances by…
Big Head Corps presented by Dickinson Wright
Dance Dynamics Legacy
Deborah’s Stage Door Dancers
Detroit Fire Department Clown Team
Detroit Mounted Police
Distinguished Clown Corps® presented by Emagine Entertainment
Mid American Pom Pon All Star Team
Performers Edge Dance Company
Studio Detroit Dance Center
Tina Marie School of Dance
Wayne County Sheriff Mounted Unit
Willow Run Rosie the Riveter Lunchbox Drill Team
The Parade steps off at 8:45 A.M. Thursday, November 23rd on Woodward Avenue & Kirby and ends at Woodward Avenue & Congress in downtown Detroit. Hundreds of thousands of Parade-goers are expected to line Woodward Avenue to experience the joy of Thanksgiving in Detroit!!
The two-hour broadcast of America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner White will be featured on WDIV-Local 4 including a one-hour national broadcast reaching 84+ million households nationwide. 760 WJR and 104.3 WMOC will also broadcast live from The Parade. The Parade is also live streamed at www.clickondetroit.com.
Please see below for the 2023 syndication list containing national broadcast times and locations.
For road closures, please CLICK HERE!!
VOTE HERE!!! For the 2023 #DetroitParade in the USA Today 10Best Contest for Best Holiday Parade daily until November 29, 2023!!
The Parade Company is seeking talented and entertaining marching bands, dance teams and equestrian units to participate in the 2024 America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner White! The Selection Committee selects units based on their use of costumes, music, performance, entertainment value and teamwork with The Parade Company.
Applications are required to be completed in full for consideration and must be submitted no later than Friday, August 2, 2024.
Click the buttons below for images of the 97th America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner White courtesy of Pointe Photography and Cheri Warnock Photography (coming soon)!!