America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
This is one of America’s only historically accurate chronological parades, visually bringing to life America’s rich heritage representing each century from the 17th through the 21st. In showing the preservation of America’s history through the years, beginning with the Pilgrim era, we promote an appreciation among our citizens for our rich heritage.
The parade is ranked the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation by AOL. It features beautifully decorated floats, nationally recognized Drum and Bugle Corps, re-enactment units from every period of American history and military marching units.
Patriotism and hope is revived in the hearts of observant adults and children as the drum and fife, pipe, drum and bugle corps, and military bands play music honoring the courageous defenders of our country: the men and women who serve in the Army, the Navy, the Marines, the Air Force and the Coast Guard.
Friday, November 18
Tours of the Historic Waterfront: DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park 2-4pm
VIP Reception, Memorial Hall: 5-6:30pm (invitation only)
The PIDC Patriotic Concert - 7-9pm (doors open at 6pm for general seating)
Saturday, November 19
Opening Ceremonies, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park 10:30am
Thanksgiving Parade, Main Street, Plymouth: 11am-1:30pm
New England Food Festival: DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park 11am-4pm
Portal to the Past, Historic Village and Demonstrations, Brewster Gardens, 10am-4pm
Wampanoag Education Pavilion, sponsored by Massasoit Community College: DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park 11am-4pm
The National Senior and Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps Reunion Concert, Memorial Hall: 6:30pm
Sunday, November 20
Harvest Market, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 11am-4pm
Educational and economic factors aside, the parade offers plenty of fun and entertainment to attract visitors from all corners of the United States and even beyond. Music, historical reenactments, vintage American cars and beautiful handmade floats are all part of the visual feast and fun. Viewers are treated to a visual trip back to the colonial days.
Opening Ceremonies -DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park, 10:30AM
Parade Steps Off-Benny’s Plaza Court Street, 11:00AM
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