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America's Thanksgiving Parade: Did You Know???

Read some fun facts about America's Thanksgiving Parade. Many are unbelieveable. A must read for anyone who loves the parade. Find out about two new floats being added to this year's thanksgiving parade in 2008.

America's Thanksgiving Parade: 2008 Route Map

Find out where the parade begins and ends. Also, see where grandstand seats are located. Need to take the people mover? Find out which stops will be the closest for you to get a good view of the parade.

America's Thanksgiving Parade: 2008 Calendar of Events

This November marks the 82nd Annual America's Thanksgiving Parade along Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit. Read about the Hob Nobble Gobble, Turkey Trot and the new Mashed Potato Mile.

PARADE PREVIEW: New Floats, Balloon and Marching Band to join 2008 Parade

As hundreds of thousands of people line Woodward Avenue and millions watch across the country, they will notice three new floats, one new balloon and a first-time marching band. America's Thanksgiving Parade celebrates its 82nd year of making magic and memories for children and adults.

PHOTOS: 17th Annual Skillman Foundation Float and Balloon Design Winners Announced

The Parade Company unveiled The Skillman Foundation winning float and balloon designs that will be part of America's Thanksgiving Parade on November 27, 2008. Julissa Madrigal, a 7th grader from Earhart Middle School in Detroit and Emirene Munoz, an 8th grader from Clippert Academy in Detroit were the grand prize-winning artists of the 17th Annual Skillman Foundation Float and Balloon Design Contest. Madrigal’s drawing of “Our Aquarium” was transformed into a life-size captivating float, and Munoz’s drawing “Elephante” was magically transformed into a vibrant balloon.

PHOTOS: The Parade Company's Annual Parade Preview Party at its studios in Detroit

AmericaJR.com's Vince Dery was at the Parade Company's annual Parade Preview Party at its studios in downtown Detroit. You'll see photos of some of the floats before they hit the streets during the parade. Also look for the costume party, Radio Disney DSD Frequency dancers, cotton candy, popcorn and much more. A great way to kick-off parade season!

PHOTOS: The Parade Company's Distinguished Clown Corps. Reception at The Big Rock Chophouse in Birmingham

AmericaJR.com's Vince Dery was at the Parade Company's annual Distinguished Clown Corps Reception. Look for photos of clown heads, volunteers, clown costumes, gift shop items and much more. Meet this year's Distinguished Clown Sydney Ross. You'll also see Sandra Pierce, Chairman of the Parade Company's Board of Directors.

PHOTOS: AmericaJR.com Takes You on a Tour of The Parade Company Studios in downtown Detroit

AmericaJR.com's Vince Dery takes you inside The Parade Company's studios in downtown Detroit. You'll see floats, clown heads, costumes, and watch as workers put the finishing touches on floats that are being used in the Thanksgiving parade.

The Parade Company Announces Grand Marshal and Celebrities joining America's Thanksgiving Parade

The Parade Company is pleased to announce the following celebrities will be riding on floats, touching the hearts of children of all ages, as America's Thanksgiving Parade travels down Woodward Avenue including: Brooke Hogan, Brandy, Lloyd, Nuttin But Stringz, Vicki Winans, Meadowlark Lemon, Mitch Ryder, and The Countours featuring Sylvester Potts.

Greet Santa Claus, Play Games and Enjoy Delicious Treats at Holidays on Parade

The Parade Company invites you to visit The Parade Company studios and experience the magic of “Paradeland” at Holidays on Parade – an enjoyable holiday family event with fun for all ages! Also making an appearance at the event will be the jolly ol’ elf himself—Santa Claus!

City of Detroit Announces Parking and Bus Re-Routes for The Parade and Detroit Lions Game

More than one million people are expected to come to downtown Detroit to enjoy the annual Turkey Trot, America’s Thanksgiving Parade and the Detroit Lions’ game at Ford Field on Nov. 27. The City is prepared to accommodate the increased traffic flow in the downtown area, and ample and convenient parking is available to accommodate audiences for these great events.

PHOTOS: Hob Nobble Gobble Sneak Peak and Parade Float Preparations

AmericaJR.com's Vince Dery was at the Michigan State Fairgrounds when workers were setting up for Hob Nobble Gobble, the annual black-tie fundraiser for America's Thankgiving Parade. He also visited the Parade Company Studios in Detroit as workers were rolling out the floats and lining them up for the big parade.

PHOTOS: 2008 Hob Nobble Gobble at the Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit

AmericaJR.com's Vince Dery was at the 2008 Hob Nobble Gobble, the annual black-tie fundraiser for America's Thankgiving Parade. You'll see a special musical performance by R&B singer and actress Brandy. Also, look for photos of local dignitaries, fun and games, clowns, food, karaoke and much more. It was held on the evening before Thanksgiving at the Michigan State Fairgrounds.

America's Thanksgiving Parade: 2008 Photo Album

AmericaJR.com will be LIVE at the 82nd Annual America's Thanksgiving Parade on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. We'll be talking to the spectactors and meeting you...Look for some of the best pictures right here!!

America's Thanksgiving Parade: 2008 Parade Videos

AmericaJR.com was LIVE at the 82nd Annual America's Thanksgiving Parade on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. If we interviewed you at the parade, this is where to see the video. Also, look for highlights of the parade here. We'll feature new videos all week long...

REVIEW: Thousands flocked to Detroit for 82nd Annual America's Thanksgiving Parade

The economy may be crippling into the Great Recession, but the spirit of Detroit as well as the human spirit wasn't dampered at the 82nd Annual America's Thanksgiving Parade last Thursday morning. Brooke Hogan, Brandy and Detroit Mayor Kenneth Cockrel Jr. were among those riding on floats in the parade for almost everyone to see.

PHOTOS: 2008 Holidays on Parade at the Parade Company Studios in Detroit

AmericaJR.com's Vince Dery was at Holidays on Parade, the two-day event where kids and their parents could come out to see floats and characters from America's Thanksgiving Parade at the Parade Company studios in Detroit. In addition, there was face painting, fun and games, arts and crafts, entertainment and delicious treats.

2008 Thanksgiving Day Football Games

Read about all the football games that will be taking place on Thanksgiving Day within the NFL and NCAA College Football leagues.

Thanksgiving Day Detroit Lions Football Pictures

In 2003, AmericaJR.com was LIVE at the Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers football game. Look for some of the best pictures right here! From Ford Field... just steps away from of the parade route.

 

 

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