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