Helpful Quick Tips

Route Info: The parade will step off at 9th Street and march South on Tryon Street to Stonewall Street at 9:00am on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Performance Area Location: This year’s performance area will be located right in front of the Duke Energy building.

Food & Drink: Our Tryon Street vendors will be serving up coffee, hot chocolate, breakfast sandwiches, donuts, and more on Thanksgiving morning.

Parking: There is ample parking available Thanksgiving morning in Uptown Charlotte along Tryon Street. Don’t want to drive? The Light Rail will be in service Thanksgiving morning and will drop you right in Uptown. See below for more details!

Parade Broadcast: The parade will air at 4:00pm on WBTV and again on Christmas morning. It will also be live streamed on WBTV’s Facebook page and on the parade app.

Uptown Charlotte is well-parked with approximately 50,000 spaces available on-street and in privately-managed decks and lots. Many of these spaces will be available at market rates on Thanksgiving morning. For more parking information, click below. You can also take the LYNX Blue Line, CityLYNX Gold Line or ride a Charlotte B-cycle, all of which provide easy access to the parade route.

Interested in being apart of the biggest Thanksgiving parade in the Southeast? We have a number of volunteer roles available to get you in on the action.

Get access to exclusive parade content including information about performers, bands, and floats, maps of the parade route, and a live radio broadcast the day of the parade

Take a look at our frequently asked questions to keep you informed on parade day festivites. Still have a question? Shoot us a message or give us a call!