America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade Celebration
The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage.
For 25 years, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have traveled to the historic Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront to experience a bounty of authentic Americana.
Time & Parade Route for 2022!
The Saturday morning celebration festivities begin at 9:30am with Opening Ceremonies, the parade steps off at The Plymouth Rock at 10:00am on the Plymouth Massachusetts historic waterfront with an opening ceremony featuring a variety of top-quality entertainment.
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.
WCVB CHANNEL 5 will air live, both the morning team and the afternoon team of WCVB coming to the parade!
The parade is ranked the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation. It features beautifully decorated floats representing historic events, honoring national anniversaries and celebrating every period of American history.
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.
The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth.
For more ideas for fun November events in Boston, check out our fall events guide.
Parade Day - November 18, 2023
Opening Ceremonies 9:30am
Parade steps off at 10:00am
Water Street to Court Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360 map
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