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The parade will be broadcast LIVE on WDIV Local 4 and on WJR 760 AM.


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 four new floats being added to this year's thanksgiving parade, the refurbished floats. In addition, see the new parade units and a new paper-mache head to be featured in the parade. Also, read about road closures for the Parade and the Turkey Trot.

America's Thanksgiving Parade: 2011 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: 2011 Calendar of Events

This November marks the 85th 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. You'll also see the details for A Day In Paradeland at the Parade Company Studios in Detroit.

Ford Ramps Up Presence in 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade, Unveils Partnership to Help Families in Need

Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Company Fund and The Parade Company today announced a major partnership that increases Ford’s longtime support of one of the country’s largest and longest-running parades – America’s Thanksgiving Parade®. In addition, Bill and Lisa Ford will serve as this year’s co-grand marshals for the parade, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 24. “It’s an honor to take part in a time-honored tradition that is enjoyed by millions of families across the country,” said Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford.

PHOTOS: 2011 America's Thanksgiving Parade Preview Party at the Parade Company studios in Detroit's Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2011 America's Thanksgiving Parade Preview Party. It all took place on Wednesday evening at The Parade Company studios in Detroit, Mich. The new Art Van Furniture float was unveiled during the event. AM 910 Radio Disney was on site along with face painting, interactive games, make-and-take crafts for the kids and much more. It was also an opportunity for the sponsors and news media to meet this year's Parade Queen, Dana Sorenson, and Princess Chelsea Niemi.

Compuware and The Parade Company Team Up to Bring Technology and Social Media to America's Thanksgiving Parade

Compuware and The Parade Company today announced it will team up to create a new technology-based float to be featured in the 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade. The float, which will be unveiled during an outdoor ceremony on Nov. 7 in front of Compuware’s headquarters in downtown Detroit, will integrate a new web-based, mobile app and social media campaign, centered-around “iWishes” and social media technology characters called The Compuware Elves.

29th Annual Fifth Third Turkey Trot Paced for Record Numbers of Runners to Kickoff America's Thanksgiving Parade

The Parade Company’s 29th Annual Fifth Third Turkey Trot, Michigan’s largest 10K run, is open for registration and paced for record numbers this year. After setting a record of more than 17,000 runners/walkers in 2010, Parade Company race organizers anticipate 20,000 participants for 2011. The race also includes the 6th Annual S3 (Strategic Staff Solutions) Stuffing Strut (5K) and 9th Annual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mashed Potato Mile. The Fifth Third Turkey Trot kicks off the festivities on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit prior to America’s Thanksgiving Parade® on Thursday, November 24 at 7:30 a.m.

Grandstand Tickets Now On Sale for the 85th America's Thanksgiving Parade®

The Parade Company is celebrating “So Much To Believe In” at the 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade®, one of the country’s oldest, largest and most celebrated parades. Hundreds of thousands of spectators will make their way to downtown Detroit on Thursday, November 24, 2011 to enjoy the fun and magic of this year’s Parade and there’s no better way to enjoy it and support The Parade Company, a non-profit organization, than by purchasing a 2011 Grandstand ticket, which are on sale starting today.

Parade Co. to create new Magic Johnson papier-mache "Big Head" for America's Thanksgiving Parade

The winning smile of NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson will grace historic Woodward Avenue on Thanksgiving morning in the form of a new papier-mâché “Big Head” for the 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade®. The Parade Company will debut the new Magic “Big Head”, at the 22nd Annual Hob Nobble Gobble black-tie fundraiser on Friday, November 18 at Ford Field. Johnson, a Michigan native, recently accepted the honor of joining the ranks of The Parade Company’s impressive collection of new and historic papier-mâché heads...

Compuware & The Parade Company unveil new "iWish4Detroit" float today

Compuware and The Parade Company unveiled the new “iWish4Detroit” float to hundreds of Compuware and downtown employees outside their headquarters in downtown Detroit earlier today. The public ceremony featured Compuware Executive Chairman Peter Karmanos Jr., Compuware CEO Bob Paul, The Parade Company President & CEO Tony Michaels with Paul W. Smith from News/Talk 760 WJR as Master of Ceremonies. The new technology-based float is designed as an interactive “iWish4Detroit” Command Center for the three Compuware Elves to operate during the 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade® on Thursday, November 24.

Hob Nobble Gobble - Celebrities Announced for the Friday, Nov. 18th Parade Company Fundraiser

The 22nd Annual Hob Nobble Gobble® presented by PVS Chemicals, Inc., a magical evening of live entertainment, celebrities, fabulous food and carnival rides for all ages benefiting America’s Thanksgiving Parade® and The Parade Company, is happening on Friday, November 18, from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Ford Field, one of America’s premiere venues. More than 2,000 distinguished guests and celebrities will hit the 50-yard line to hobnob and celebrate one of Detroit’s greatest traditions. “Hob Nobble Gobble is one of our most important fundraisers of the year and we are thrilled to return to Ford Field for this incredible night,” said Tony Michaels, President & CEO of The Parade Company.

PHOTOS: 2011 Hob Nobble Gobble parade fundraiser at Ford Field in downtown Detroit's Gloria Rzucidlo and Jerome Rzucidlo was LIVE at the 2011 Hob Nobble Gobble black-tie fundraiser for America's Thanksgiving Parade. It all took place on Friday, Nov. 18 at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The Hob Nobble Gobble midway features twelve amazing rides for kids of all ages. After you've mastered the rides, show off your carnival skills on the six giant carnival games and win amazing prizes! A fantastic evening music, food, holiday delights, grand give-a-ways and headlining entertainment await you this year!

Winner Revealed for 20th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest

A talented Detroit student was overjoyed to see her artistic creation of a community garden spring to life for the first time today when The Parade Company unveiled The Skillman Foundation contest winning float design at The Parade Studio in Detroit. Lesly Nuñez, a 7th grade student at Clippert Academy, a Detroit Public School, was the grand-prize winning artist. Her drawing titled, “Community Garden,” was transformed into a float representing her dream neighborhood. Nuñez’s float features a vibrant neighborhood complete with giant sunflowers, carrots, pumpkins, strawberries and more.

2011 America's Thanksgiving Day Parade absorbed from the nearer and farther By Pete Bublitz

The tradition of the Thanksgiving Day Parade has always resonated with Woodward Avenue, a vein that remains a shining section of Detroit. This year, it could be seen just how much rapport is received by attendees with a Motown connection. This is evidenced by folks who even make it here for the parade from some of the farthest and warmest of places. Perched on a ladder by the First Presbyterian Church, Julia Robertson and her daughter Emma joined their family in a Detroit tradition that they could never miss; especially now living in Wilmington, Del.

2011 Thanksgiving Day Football Games

Read about all the football games that will be taking place on Thanksgiving Day within the NFL professional and NCAA College Football leagues. After you enjoy your Thanksgiving feast, sit back and watch some football!



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