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Top US Thanksgiving Parades

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Top US Thanksgiving Parades

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US Top Thanksgiving Events


Thanksgiving in the United States is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and commemorates the first Thanksgiving between the Pilgrims and Native Americans at Plymouth. It's a day where families come together, from sometimes great lengths, to share in a celebration of the fall harvest.

This tour takes you to the top Thanksgiving day parades in the United States.

TOP US Thanksgiving Parades[edit]

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Balloon soldier at the Siler Springs Parade
Fred Flintstone Giant Balloon
Marching band at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Human Snowglobe at the Mcdonalds' Thanksgiving Day Parade
Spiderman Float


Parade Of The Hills, Fountain Hills, corners of Saguaro and El Lago Boulevards. This festive parade has giant floats, marching bands and something very unique, a giant 560 foot fountain. The world famous Fountain Hills Fountain is powered by a 600 horsepower pump and shoots up over 300 feet into the air.


UBS Thanksgiving parade, Summer to Broad to Atlantic St. Stamford. With attendance numbers reaching 100,000, this festive parade is also one of the countries largest. The parade has floats, entertainment,celebrity appearances and much more.


Mcdonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade, State Street. Chicago IL. The world famous fast food franchise hosts this yearly event featuring marching bands, huge floating balloons, decorative floats and some of your favorite characters live in costume.


Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade, Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901. This celebration runs through our nations capitol and features giant baloons of your favorite characters, santa his elves and reindeer, trained dogs, mounted police, fire engines and the Washington Redskins Marching Band.


America's Hometown, Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront, Plymouth MA. This festival happens the weekend before Thanksgiving and focuses on the history of this great American tradition. Events such as historical reinactments, a parade, and music are offerred.


Fifth Third Turkey Trot, 1 Washington Blvd. Detroit MI USA 48226. This festival is most noted for it's costumed runners, an fun foot races including the popular "potato mash mile".


Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade , Washington Avenue and 4th Street to downtown St. Louis. Watch energetic marching bands and giant baloons of your favorite cartoon characters in this live televised event.

New York[edit]

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 77th St to Columbus Circle to Central Park South to Macy's Herald Square, Manhattan NY. Started in 1924, this is the second oldest and most celebrated Thanksgiving Parade in the US.

North Carolina[edit]

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade, Charlotte, Tryon Street northbound from Stonewall Street to 9Th Street. The largest parade in the Southeast, this annual tradition since 1947 attracts over 100,000 attendees and features giant floats, helium balloons, 16 marching bands, the original segwalloons, and appearances from celebrity guest.


6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, Philadelphia, 20th Street and JFK Blvd. and finishing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Starting in 1920, the oldest parade in the country spans over 1.4 miles which also makes it one of the longest. The parade has everything from giant floats and baloons, to dancers and choirs. Even santa makes an appearance.


H-E-B Holiday Parade, Downtown, Houston, Texas 77002. Presented by HEB, this festival is an all out celebration of the holidays featuring giant floats anb balloons, marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns and musicians.