Guide to America's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Guide to America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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.



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



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!


Due to COVID-19, most events and venues have been cancelled and closed.

We will continue to keep you updated on events as they resume their normal scheduling.

In the meantime, we highly suggest you confirm the dates and details
for each event with the venue itself prior to attending.