The Plymouth Thanksgiving Parade on November 23 at 10:30am is ranked the second best Thanksgiving parade in the nation (behind Macy’s). There are events each day that make it an interesting and fun celebration.

Parade

The Saturday morning Celebration festivities begin at 10:30am on the Plymouth Massachusetts historic waterfront with an opening ceremony featuring a variety of top-quality entertainment.

This is one of America’s only historically accurate chronological parades, visually bringing to life America’s rich heritage representing each century from the 17th through the 21st. In showing the preservation of America’s history through the years, beginning with the Pilgrim era, we promote an appreciation among our citizens for our rich heritage.

The parade is ranked the second best Thanksgiving parade in the nation. It features beautifully decorated floats, nationally recognized Drum and Bugle Corps, re-enactment units from every period of American history and military marching units.

Crafters

Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24 – 11am to 4pm

Clydesdales

Thursday,10:00am – 5:00pm
Special Event: The World Famous Clydesdales take an ‘Evening Stroll’ through the center of Plymouth delivering cases of Budweiser to the many Bars, Pubs and Restaurants, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Special Event: Single Clydesdale showing at the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
Patriotic Concert (Memorial Hall 83 Court Street), 5:00pm –  6:00pm

Saturday, 9:30am – 1:00 pm
Special Event: Budweiser Clydesdale’s participate in the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
Grand Parade

Sunday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Special Event: Grand prize sweepstakes drawing at the Plymouth Thanksgiving Celebration Makepeace Farms Harvest Market on Plymouth’s historic waterfront

New England Food Festival

Saturday, November 23, 2013
11-4pm

Adults: $12.00
Children under 12: $7.00 Children under 5: FREE!


The New England Food Festival features the very best soups, chowders, desserts, party foods, entrees and décor in the region.Last year 2,300 eager attendees lined up at historic Plymouth Rock to enter the New England Food Festival.

Children’s Learning Pavilion


Children can explore Plymouth’s rich history through hands-on crafts and historic activities located in a heated tent next to Plymouth Rock. The Mayflower II is adjacent to the waterfront activity area and offers tours throughout this weekend long celebration.

Historic Schedule – November 23-24, 2013

Saturday – November 23, 2013

9:00 Historic Village Opens to the Public
10:30 Opening Ceremony and Opening Remarks
11:00 Welcome
11:00 Parade Begins
11:30 Parade Arrives at Reviewing Stand
Salute
1:00 Gardner’s Regiment Drill – Village Green
1:30 Salem Trayned Band Drill – Village Green
2:00 New Plimmoth Gard Drill – Village Green
2:30 HM First Foot Guards Drill – Village Green
3:00 New England Brigade Drill – Village Green
3:30 President Lincoln addresses the Troops
Village Green
4:00 Historic Village Closes to the Public

November 24

9:00 Historic Village Opens to the Public
10:30 Ecumenical Service
11:00 New England Brigade Drill – Village Green
11:30 President Lincoln addresses the Troops
Village Green
11:30 Children’s Drill – Village Green
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