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Thanksgiving day parade in Detroit celebrating 90 years

November 24, 2016

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.

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