Thanksgiving day parade in Detroit celebrating 90 years
DETROIT (AP) — Woodward Avenue is expected to be lined with thousands of spectators for Detroit’s annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade.
The two-hour event is celebrating its 90th year and starts Thursday morning in Midtown. The three-mile parade route ends just south of Campus Martius park downtown.
Organizers say it will feature clowns, 26 floats, 10 marching bands and 130 papier-mâché Big Heads. It is presented by Art Van and produced by The Parade Company.
Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Damon Keith and actor Keegan-Michael Key are the grand marshals.
A number of streets in the area will be closed to traffic during the event.