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 over 20 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.
New Time & Reverse Parade Route for 2021!
The Saturday morning Celebration festivities begin at 9:00am on the Plymouth Massachusetts historic waterfront with an opening ceremony. Parade steps off at 10:00am at Plymouth Rock and will continue around Water Street to Court Street ending at the corner of Court Street and Nelson Street.
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, exclusive coverage of the parade with an encore viewing on Thursday, November 25 at 9:00am.
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.
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.
Opening Ceremonies 9:00am
Parade steps off at 10:00am - REVERSE PARADE ROUTE 2021!
Water Street to Court Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360 map
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