Will the parade be on TV?

  • Yes, the parade will be broadcast regionally on WBTV, Channel 3 (CBS) on Thanksgiving Day at 1:00 p.m. EST, or you can watch it live through our mobile app. https://guidebook.com/app/CLTParade/
  • The Parade will also be available streaming on WBTV online.

Can I buy a ticket for reserved seating?

How many years has there been a Thanksgiving Day parade in Charlotte?

  • The parade was founded in 1947. The 2017 parade will be the 70th year.

Where can I park?

  • Ample parking is available around Center City with differing prices.

Is there designated handicapped seating?

  • There is no designated handicapped seating along the parade route. We recommend arriving around 7 a.m. to secure a prime spot up front on the sidewalk or along a street opening.

Can I participate in the parade?

  • Yes! You can participate as a volunteer, with a parade unit or as a sponsor.
  • Volunteers: We need your help for the 2017 parade! If you are interested in volunteering at the parade, please visit the Volunteers Page.
  • Parade units: Please visit the 'March in the Parade" section for more information and applications.

What is the parade route?

  • The parade will march North on Tryon Street from Stonewall St. to 9th St.

What time does the event start?

  • The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on November 23, 2017.

Parade Location

N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28280