America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off at the corner of Kirby + Woodward @ 8:50 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd – here are the details you need to know to catch all of the action.
Iconic floats old (and new) will travel down Woodward Avenue with marching bands, entertainers and celebrity guests. Find your spot along the 2.3 mile route and watch the show.
Want more parade details? Check out The Parade Company’s website here.
WHERE TO WATCH // WHERE TO PARK
You can watch the parade anywhere on Woodward Avenue between Kirby and Congress. Here are some easy addresses to plug into your GPS. There will be heavy traffic and road closures, but to find a great place to park click here.
Detroit Institute of Arts // 5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit Public Library // 5201 Woodward Ave
Detroit Symphony Orchestra // 3711 Woodward Ave
MSU Detroit Center // 3408 Woodward Ave
Little Caesar Arena // 2645 Woodward Ave
Comerica Park // 2100 Woodward Ave
Grand Circus Park // 23 E Adams Ave
Premier Underground Parking // 1206 Woodward Ave
Campus Martius // 1 Campus Martius
WHERE TO WARM UP
Warm up before or after the parade with breakfast at one of these downtown favorites.
The Whitney – Special Brunch //4421 Woodward Ave
New Order Coffee // 3100 Woodward
District Market – FREE event // 2645 Woodward Avenue
The Hudson Cafe // 1241 Woodward Ave
Avalon Bakery //1049 Woodward Ave
Starbucks // 777 Woodward Ave
Townhouse // 500 Woodward Ave
Need to man the turkey, don’t like braving the cold?
Turn on WDIV Local 4 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and watch on tv!
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