2023 Detroit Thanksgiving Parade (America's Thanksgiving Parade): Parade Route, Map, Times, Tickets, Where To Watch | Presented by Gardner White with The Parade Company

2023 Detroit Thanksgiving Parade (America's Thanksgiving Parade): Parade Route, Map, Times, Tickets, Where To Watch | Presented by Gardner White with The Parade Company

By: Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Last Updated: October 28, 2023

Is there going to be a 2023 Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade? Heck yeah!  The 97th 2023 America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner White is spectacular!

We can't wait for this year's America's Thanksgiving Parade!  This Detroit Thanksgiving tradition really kicks off the holiday season!  So bundle up and come to Woodward Ave on Thanksgiving day, November 23, 2023 to enjoy colorful floats, gregarious clowns, colorful balloons, musical marching bands and so much more during the Thanksgiving Day Parade Detroit!

This lovely parade began in 1924 by the J. L. Hudson Company department store and continues to bring joy to all those who attend. Now, America’s Thanksgiving Parade is presented by Gardner White!

So if you were wondering, "Does Detroit Michigan still have a Thanksgiving Day parade?" the answer is YES!

USA Today Awards America's Thanksgiving Parade as Best Holiday Parade in America! 

America’s Thanksgiving Parade was named as the Best Holiday Parade in America in 2018, 2019 and 2022 by USA TODAY, 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Is The Parade free to attend?

Yes, it's free to attend the Thanksgiving Day Parade Detroit!

Can I Watch the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade on TV?

The Parade is televised live locally on WDIV Local 4. Radio coverage begins with “A Prelude to The Parade” hosted by Paul W. Smith on News/Talk 760 WJR at 6 a.m. and runs until 9:30 a.m.

The LIVE play-by-play of The Parade begins on 104.3 WOMC  from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

America’s Thanksgiving Parade is broadcast in more than 185 television markets across the country!

What Time is America's Thanksgiving Parade? What Time is the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade?

What time is the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade?

America's Thanksgiving Parade, presented by Gardner-White, is held on Thanksgiving Day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. 

Detroit Thanksgiving Parade Route | What is the Thanksgiving Day Parade Route in Detroit?

This Thanksgiving, bundle up and drive to Detroit's famous Woodward avenue to watch colorful floats, marching bands and live entertainment march along three miles of Woodward Avenue

  • 8:45 am the parade will be ready to go at Woodward and Kirby. The parade will continue down Woodward for about an hour and half along the three mile route until it reaches the finish line near One Campus Martius around noon.

Where to Watch the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade

Anywhere along Woodward avenue between Kirby and Michigan Avenue. See our map below!

The Whitney: Enjoy 2023 Thanksgiving Parade Brunch and Watch the Parade!

Make reservations at The Whitney for their famous 2023 Thanksgiving Parade Brunch! Enjoy a tradition of food, fun and family! Tickets include: Valet Parking, Seating along Woodward Ave, Brunch with selected beverages.

America's Thanksgiving Parade (Detroit Thanksgiving Parade) Grandstand MAP and PARADE ROUTE

We created the interactive map above of the APPROXIMATE grandstand ticket regions. We thought it might be helpful as we researched where we wanted to sit to view the parade. 

The Parade Company's Grandstand Map has exact locations and grandstand numbers. You will need to view this and our interactive map above BEFORE BUYING TICKETS below.

Don't Want to Stand? Get Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 Grandstand Tickets

Need Detroit Thanksgiving Parade 2023 Tickets?  The parade is free to attend, but if you want to sit in elevated grandstands, you can purchase grandstand tickets

Ticket prices range from $60 to $70. The grandstands are located all along the route. We recommend getting there early as thousands of people attend this parade!

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