Guide to Thanksgiving (Eve & Parade) In Detroit


Guide to Thanksgiving (Eve & Parade) In Detroit

The 93rd annual America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off at the corner of Putnam + Woodward @ 8:45 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. 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, including America’s Got Talent sensations, the Detroit Youth Choir as the Grand Marshals. Find your spot along the 2.3 mile route and watch the show. There is plenty of accessible seating but if you want to save a spot, Grandstand Tickets are for sale from The Parade Company.

Want more parade details? Check out The Parade Company’s website here for information about road closures, parking and other important details.

Where to Watch  //  Where to Park

You can watch the parade anywhere on Woodward between Kirby and Congress. Here are some easy addresses to plug into the GPS. There will be heavy traffic and road closures, 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 favorites.

More to Celebrate

Round up the friends from the ‘good ole days’ and get drinks before going to a concert, wake up and run the river, watch the Lions battle for the NFC North or dance off dinner – there’s always something to do in Detroit.

Wednesday, November 27

Thursday, November 28

Friday, November 29

Saturday, November 30


Need to man the turkey, don’t like braving the cold? Turn on WDIV Local 4 from 10am to 12pm and watch on tv!


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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.