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Founded in 1984, The Parade Company is a not-for-profit organization governed by the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation whose board of directors is comprised of key civic and corporate leaders in the greater Detroit region.  The Parade Company is celebrating 87 years of Parade tradition in Detroit.  The mission is to fund, create and execute the best family events in metro Detroit.  The Parade Company staff, the board of directors and thousands of parade volunteers work year-round to bring a wide variety of magnificent events to the City of Detroit each year including the Ford Fireworks, Fifth Third Turkey Trot and America's Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van Furniture.


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10-3-13 Art Van Furniture presenting sponsor of America's Thanksgiving Parade

6-6-14 The Ford Fireworks to Light Up the Detroit Skyline on Monday, June 23

6-14-2014 Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White announced as Grand Marshals for America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van

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