Thanksgiving Day Parade

Downtown Detroit
Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48021
United States

Event Description:

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van has been named as the Best Holiday Parade in America by the 2018 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Produced by The Parade Company, Detroit’s iconic Thanksgiving parade is broadcast in 185 cities across the U.S. and just celebrated its 92nd year on storied Woodward Avenue where nearly one million people gather each Thanksgiving Day.

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