73rd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 73rd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 9 a.m. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, this event is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country.  Each year, several hundred thousand Houstonians line the streets to cheer on participants. The parade will traverse over 20 city blocks and will feature elaborate floats, colorful marching bands, high-flying balloons and other uniquely Houston entries.

To Volunteer for the Parade, click the link on the right (desktop), or below (tablets and mobile devices).

Thanksgiving Day Parade related street closures listed below the route map on this page.

Thanksgiving Day Parade Logo

Click map below for a full-sized .pdf version

Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022 Route Map

Street Closures

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to Thursday, November 24, 2022
Parade staging (floats)
McKinney between Bagby & Smith and McKinney between Smith & Louisiana (all lanes) at 9:00 a.m.
    Brazos between Dallas & Lamar (two center lanes) at 12:00 noon

  • Note: East & West curb lanes will remain open

Lamar between Smith & Bagby (two south curb lanes) at 12:00 noon

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2022
Parade staging/load-in/rehearsal
Louisiana between Dallas & Lamar (east curb lane) at 11:00 a.m. until 11/24 at 5:00 p.m.
Smith between Walker & Lamar (All lanes) from 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Smith between Rusk & Lamar at 6:00 p.m. (all lanes) until 3:00 p.m. on 11/24
Brazos between Dallas & Lamar (all lanes) at 6:00 p.m.

  • Note: East curb lane will remain open

Walker between Louisiana & Bagby (all lanes) at 6:00 p.m.
Lamar between Louisiana & Bagby (all lanes) at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 24, 2022
Parade staging/disbanding between 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Allen Parkway (inbound) between Taft & Bagby
Bagby (northbound) between Dallas & McKinney
Bagby (southbound) between Walker & Clay
Lamar between Louisiana & outbound Allen Parkway at I-45 overpass
Gillette St. (close midblock - beginning north of The Federal Reserve Bank to Allen Parkway)

Parade route between 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. / Parade begins at 9:00 a.m.
Smith between Lamar & Walker
Walker between Smith & Milam
Milam between Walker & Pease
Pease between Milam & Louisiana
Louisiana between Pease & Clay
Clay between Louisiana & Smith
Smith between Clay & Dallas / Parade concludes on Smith at Dallas