November 16, 2016
67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Mayor Sylvester Turner and Grand Marshals Olympic Gold Medalists, Simone Biles and Simone Manuel, will kick off the 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th. This year's parade celebrates Houston as a spirited, global, American city, with a focus on family. This year's parade will also include the "Mayor's Citywide Sing-a-Long", a new tradition where parade attendees join with Chris Crump, a former contestant of The Voice, to sign "What The World Needs Now Is Love."
The parade is free to the public and begins at 9 a.m. A limited amount of seats are available at the parade's starting line, and can be purchased through the official website for $28 each. There is plenty of free curbside space along the route for lawn chairs and blankets. The route will begin at Smith at Lamar, proceed north to Walker, east to Milam, south to Pease, west to Louisiana, north to Clay, west to Smith, and north to Smith and Dallas. Arrive early to partake of food truck offerings stationed along the route. Easy access parking is available along the route. Metro buses will be running on a holiday schedule. For route and schedule information, please visit Houston Metro at https://www.ridemetro.org or call at 713-635-4000.
Join us as we embrace the holiday spirit with sensational floats, high-flying balloons, marching bands, artistic entries and live entertainment! Please arrive early for paid seating and expect road closures and heavy traffic.
The 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade is produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events.
For more event information, please visit https://www.houstontx.gov/thanksgivingparade.
Follow us on social media for any changes and updates: @MayorsEvents and www.Facebook.com/HoustonSpecialEvents.