What You Need To Know About The 2023 and 2024 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

Currently taking applications for 2023 or 2024 Parade Participation

The oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country, having started in 1920 is poised to create another fantastic spectacle. Like other parades of its type, it features balloons, floats, high school marching bands, and celebrities. Marching Bands are a very integral part of any successful parade. The pageantry, music selections, colors, marching style, and auxiliary contributions, displayed by marching bands, help create a stunning presentation.

Be a part of the action on this televised parade! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis starting more than 1 year in advance. The three-hour live television broadcast is a complex mix of entertainment, gigantic balloons, magnificent floats, stars, and special production numbers, including marching bands.. and they want YOU to apply.

In addition to Philadelphia’s local 6ABC/WPVI, portions of the parade are syndicated to select television stations throughout the U.S. In 2006 the parade was broadcast on HDTV for the first time, as well as streamed over the Internet, thus providing a worldwide audience.