Parade Traffic Closures

Every year Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade brings tons of colorful floats, music, marching bands and more to the city! This year the excitement continues and  so do the road closures.  Check out this list of traffic restrictions via

Parade Route, Parking, and Transit

America’s Thanksgiving Parade starts at Kirby and Woodward at 8:45 a.m., then makes its way south on Woodward into downtown.

Taking the FAST bus is a great option for those who don’t want to deal with parking or traffic. FAST buses travel down Woodward, Michigan, and Gratiot, For Thanksgiving, the Woodward route will be diverted to Cass Avenue. They’ll have temporary Park & Ride lots available on Thanksgiving Day at:

  • FAST Gratiot—North River Road & 15 Mile at Lowe’s. Parking is available anywhere between Revolution Laser Tag and the lot across from the Lumber Loading area
  • FAST Woodward—Troy Civic Center
  • FAST Michigan—Westborn Kroger. Both lots on the South and North side of Michigan are available

Street closures will be listed here closer to the parade. Woodward will be off limits, so it’s best to stick to the east or west side, depending on where you’re coming from.

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