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2015 Opportunities for America’s Thanksgiving Parade®

presented by Art Van

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van is one of the country’s largest and most spectacular Parades in the United States! Every November something magical happens on Detroit’s historical Woodward Avenue, a holiday tradition that dates back to 1924. Since then, 88 celebrations of sparkles and magic have captured the imaginations of millions of children and their families.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Parade spectators line historic Woodward Avenue Thanksgiving morning to watch the larger than life floats, colorful helium filled balloons, thunderous marching bands and exciting specialty acts! The Parade is broadcast live locally on WDIV-TV, Local 4 with a syndicated national potential reach of over 65 million households!

Marching Band

Marching Band Application 2015

The Parade Company is seeking high school and collegiate marching bands to participate in the 2015 America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van! The Parade Selection Committee selects units based on their performance and quality of music as well as the band’s overall presentation.

  • The deadline for submissions for Marching Bands is June 19, 2015.

Dance Team

Dance Application 2015

The Parade Company is seeking talented and entertaining dance teams to participate in the 2015 America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van! The Selection Committee selects units based on their use of costumes, music, performance, entertainment value and teamwork with The Parade Company.

  • Applications are required to be completed in full for consideration and must be submitted no later than Monday, September 14, 2015.
  • For more information about your application, please contact CarolAnn Barbb at cbarbb@theparade.org

Parade Route

2014 Route Map