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The Big Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 96th annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade, presented by The Parade Company Detroit and Gardner-White Furniture, will begin at 9 a.m., November 24, with the theme, “Our Great City! Detroit!!” on Woodward Avenue. Tony Michaels, president and CEO of The Parade Company, says, “Detroit is one of the greatest cities in the world.” Grandstand seats for the parade range from $60 to $70 along the route from the Detroit Institute of Arts to Campus Martius Park and support the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation.

            Registration is underway for the 40th Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot, one of the nation’s largest runs, starting at 7:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, including the S3 Turkey Trot 10K, Stuffing Strut 5K and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mashed Potato Mile, along with a combination of race options. All runners and walkers receive an official race shirt and medal. Participants may dress in holiday costume.

Race registration is open through Nov. 23 and starts at $30. For more information, visit