Families prepare to watch annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Lauren Gapp

Detroit has many holiday traditions and many memorable things to see this time of year. One of them is the America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This fun event is on Thursday, November 28, starting at 9 a.m. on Detroit’s famous Woodward Avenue and ending at approximately 10 a.m.

The Big Heads Corps, over 1,000 clowns, and the giant clown balloon will all make an appearance. A variety of floats and balloons will appear with companies that sponsor the parade.

“My family and I make it a tradition to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and watch the fascinating floats, celebrities, and music all that comes from the parade special,” junior Kennedy Warner said.

Fifth Third’s 31st annual Turkey Trot is also on the same day. This event consists of 5k, 10k, and 1 mile races.

The parade started this tradition in1924 and since then it has been widely known not only in Detroit but also the metro-Detroit area and beyond.

Everyone in the Detroit area is excited to see the 2013 parade, themed “Downtown Our Town”. The floats should be spectacular, new and fresh.

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