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Parade Info

2018

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van

 

Thank you!! Because of your vote, America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van is ranked second best holiday Parade in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest! We are the #1 Thanksgiving Parade in the nation based on votes! Thank you!

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van is one of the country’s largest and most spectacular Parades in the United States! Every November something magical happens on Detroit’s historic Woodward Avenue, a holiday tradition that dates back to 1924.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Parade spectators line historic Woodward Avenue Thanksgiving morning to watch the larger than life floats, colorful helium-filled balloons, thunderous marching bands, and exciting specialty acts! The Parade is televised live locally on WDIV-TV, Local 4 with a syndicated national potential reach of over 65 million households! Radio coverage will begin with, A Prelude to The Parade hosted by Paul W. Smith, on News/Talk 760 WJR. The Prelude begins at 6:00 and runs until 9:30 a.m. The LIVE play-by-play of The Parade will be on WOMC – 104.3 from 10 a.m.- Noon. The Parade kicks off from the corner of Kirby and Woodward at 8:50 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning!

Click HERE for the latest syndication listing.

 

2018 Parade Route

We are now accepting applications for Parade Applications for the 2018 America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van!

Haven’t you always dreamed of being a part of the magic and tradition of The Parade? Well now is your chance to shine! Each year hundreds of thousands of Parade spectators line historic Woodward Avenue on Thanksgiving morning to watch the larger-than-life floats, colorful – high-flying balloons, thunderous marching bands, and unique performance acts. We invite you to apply to be a part of the magic!

Click here to download a copy of the Dance Team application!

Click here to download a copy of the Equestrian Unit application!

Click here to download a copy of the Marching Band application!

 

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Thank you for being part of the magic of the 91st America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van on November 23, 2017!

Click the links for images of The Parade courtesy of Pointe Photography,  Aly Darin Photography, and Costuming photos and the start of The Parade!