houston thanksgiving day parade

After a gap of 1 year due to COVID, the Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition in Houston will continue this year drawing crowds of locals eager to enjoy all the festivities, including gorgeous floats, marching bands, live entertainment, and more. 

Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade – Details 

The 72nd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 9 a.m. The parade will traverse over 20 city blocks and will feature elaborate floats, colorful marching bands, high-flying balloons and other uniquely Houston entries.

2021 Parade Participants include Mayor Turner, Dr. Hotez, Bun B, Cirque du Soleil Alegria, Astros Shooting Stars and many others! For a full list click here

Tickets: Admission to the seated area is $28.25. For more details on tickets, click here

Volunteers Needed For Thanksgiving Day Parade in Houston

The city is still looking for volunteers to help with the event. Volunteers are needed in all the following areas

  • Balloon Handlers – you’ll march in the parade, helping to guide giant helium balloons.
  • Banner Carriers – you will carry banners introducing featured performers and floats.
  • Parade Marshals – these are critical positions!   You’ll keep the parade moving – if you like being in charge, this is the spot for you!
  • Seating Ushers – you’ll be the face of the City, greeting ticketed spectators in finding their way to seats in the special reserved area.
  • ADA Ushers- help our handicapped guests be seated for the parade.
  • Back Lot- help entries in the back lot staging area.

For additional details, click here


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