GUIDE: Everything to know about Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade

This guide includes everything you need to know about Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo Courtesy Richard Carson)
This guide includes everything you need to know about Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo Courtesy Richard Carson)

This guide includes everything you need to know about Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo Courtesy Richard Carson)

This year is the 72nd annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade in Houston, one of the oldest Thanksgiving parades in the country. The parade will go through 20 blocks in downtown Houston, featuring floats, marching bands, balloons and other unique Houston entries.

What time does the parade start?

The parade will start at 9 a.m. in downtown Houston. Seating for the parade starts at 7 a.m. with entertainment beginning at 8 a.m. Admission to the seated area of the parade is $28.25. Seated attendees must be in their seats by 8:15 a.m.

Who will be in Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade?

This year's parade participants include Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Cirque du Soleil Alegria, TSU Ocean of Soul, Bun B and more.


Where can I see the parade?

Seated participants will be placed along Smith and McKinney streets. The parade will start along the intersection of Smith and Lamar streets; travel down Walker, Milam, Pease, Louisiana and Clay streets; and end at the intersection of Smith and Dallas streets.

Where can I park for the parade?

Parking is available at multiple lots around the downtown area, and Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. To find recommended parking options, visit www.downtownhoustonparking.org.


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