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America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van has been nominated for the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards!

 

America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van is featured annually on WDIV-Local 4, including a one-hour syndicated national broadcast reaching more 185 major cities across the country. News/Talk 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith and WOMC’s Stephen Clark and JoAnne Purtan also broadcast parade day shows.

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- Local 4 with a syndicated national potential reach of over 65 million households! Radio coverage begins with “A Prelude to The Parade” hosted by Paul W. Smith on News/Talk 760 WJR at 6:00 and runs until 9:30 a.m. The LIVE play-by-play of The Parade begins on 104.3 WOMC  from 10 a.m.- Noon. The Parade kicks off from the corner of Kirby and Woodward at 8:45 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning with the live broadcast on WDIV Local 4 at 10 a.m. and online at www.clickondetroit.com.

Click here for the latest syndication listing.

 

2019 Parade Route

 

 Parade entries for the 2019 America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van are now being accepted!

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 93rd America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van on November 28, 2019!

Click the links for images of The Parade courtesy of Pointe Photography,  Keith Emmerich, and Ed Serecky at Costuming photos and the start of The Parade!