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Frequently Asked Questions

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner White 


When is the 2023 Parade?
The 97th America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner White will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23, 2023, in Detroit!!


What is the Parade route?
The Parade route is three miles of smiles along Woodward Avenue from Kirby to Congress!! The Parade steps-off at Kirby and Woodward at 8:45 a.m. It’s roughly an hour and a half march south, down to the Celebration Zone. The Parade officially ends at Congress and Woodward.


Is there a map of the route?
Yes! Click on the button below to view the map.

Parade Route Map


Where do I park? Are certain roads closed?
There is plenty of parking available for purchase along the three miles of The Parade route! Stay tuned for updated prices & garages offering Thanksgiving availability, as well as updated road closures as November approaches.


Is The Parade free to attend?
Yes, thanks to our amazing sponsors, there is no cost to attend and watch The Parade!!


Where should I watch it from?
Much of the three-mile Parade Route is free and open to the public!!


Is there pre-paid, reserved seating?
Yes, grandstand tickets can be purchased in advance beginning in September 2023. Prices range from $60-$70 per person depending on the section. For additional information, please contact


If I can’t attend in person, how can I watch The Parade?
The Parade is broadcast live on WDIV, Local 4, streamed live on and narrated live on WOMC!

The Parade is also syndicated across 185 markets nation-wide; the 2023 station list will be available the week of November 20, 2023.


Are there public restrooms available?
There will be port-a-potties along the Parade route. Please click on the button below to view the map.

Portable Restroom Map


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

To volunteer, please visit our VOLUNTEER WITH US page to learn more!

To apply to participate in The Parade as a Marching Band, Equestrian Unit or Dance Group, please visit our Parade Info page or email for an application. Applications are due back by August 11, 2023, for consideration.