Outdoor Family Fun at the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade
Saturday before Thanksgiving, 10am-12noon
Larger than life inflatable turkeys and penguins, glittering floats, marching bands, dancing groups, and Santa and his elves! The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is the only Thanksgiving Parade in the metro DC area.
Held in downtown Silver Spring, the exciting parade traditionally heralds the start of the holiday season. The parade steps off from Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street and proceeds south on Georgia Avenue, ending at Silver Spring Avenue. It also is televised live on News Channel 8 and rerun on Thanksgiving Day.
Families in attendance are able to socially distance themselves, as the parade route continues for a mile. All attendees are encouraged to wear masks to keep the community, our neighbors, and our young people safe. There will be hand sanitization stations on Veterans Plaza and at all portable restrooms.
The Parade will proceed as planned, unless health guidance changes. This page will be updated if health conditions change.
Application Due September 27, 2021
If you would like to participate in the parade, please fill out the following application: Parade App