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America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner White



What time does The Parade start?

8:45am is Step Off at Woodward and Kirby. It’s roughly an hour and a half march down to Celebration Zone. The Parade ends at Woodward and Congress.

Where do I park?

There’s plenty of parking available Parade morning!

These parking structures are available to the public along with rates:

  • The Z Garage – $30
  • Greektown Garage – $30
  • One Campus Martius Garage – $25
  • Bricktown Garage – $25
  • Financial District Garage – $25
  • 1001 Woodward Garage – $25
  • Buhl Garage – $25
  • One Detroit Garage – $25
  • Two Detroit Garage – $25

What roads are closed?

Road Closures and Bus Route information.

November 24, 2021

Starting @ 9:00 AM – Woodward Avenue, between Grand Boulevard and Warren Avenue

Starting @ 12:00 PM – Woodward Avenue, rolling road closure from Warren Avenue South to Larned Street. No definitive time and location of the closures, just be aware that there will be spot closures that day

November 25, 2021

Starting @ 5:00 AM – Full closure of Woodward Avenue from Grand Boulevard to Jefferson

Starting @ 7:00 AM – Southbound exit of US 10 (Lodge Freeway) at Larned for Turkey Trot and Parade

Starting @ 7:00 AM – Full closure of Griswald from Grand River to Jefferson for Turkey Trot and Parade until 1:00 PM

Starting @ 9:00 AM – Full closure of Congress from Beaubein to Washington Boulevard for Parade

Starting @ 9:00 AM – Full closure of Larned from Beaubein to Washington Boulevard for Parade


On Thanksgiving SMART will be running their FAST Bus service between city & suburbs on Michigan Ave, Woodward Ave and Gratiot Ave with some detours. You can go to the FAST website to learn more about these express routes. You can pay with cash or through the new mobile app.


Do you have a map of the route?      

  Yes! 2021 ATP Map

Is it free?

Yes, thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Grandstand tickets are available for purchase. Click here!

How do I watch it?

You can watch the Parade live on WDIV and stream it live on

Get live Parade play-by-play on WOMC !

The Syndication List for America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner White is now available.

ATP National Syndication List

Where should I watch it from?

Anywhere along the three-mile-long Parade Route! The majority of the route is free and open to the public.

If you are interested in reserved seating, please visit our Grandstand page to purchase tickets.

Where can I use the bathroom?

There will be port-a-potties a long the Parade route.

Please view the map! 2021 Port-A-Pottie Map

How do I get involved in America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented Gardner White?

To volunteer, please visit to learn more!

To participate in the 2022 America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented Gardner White as a Marching Band, Equestrian unit or Dance group, please check back in February 2022 for applications.