Thanksgiving in Detroit: A Behind the Scenes Look

Each November, Detroit takes the national stage as the Motor City plays host to America’s

Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van.

The event has been part of Detroit’s history for 89 years. But just what does it take to put on this annual tradition along Woodward Avenue? Here’s a hint: more than 2,500 volunteers and a whole lot of heart.

Watch the video below to get a behind the scenes look at The Parade Company and hear President & CEO Tony Michaels discuss what makes this historic holiday so special.



What’s your favorite thing about Thanksgiving morning in Detroit? Share your Turkey Day traditions with us by leaving a comment below. 

Editor’s note: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is a proud sponsor of the Parade Company.

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