Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

November 23, 2019 • 10am-12pm • Veterans Plaza
FREE • No Tickets Needed

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade Heralds In the Holiday Season

Saturday before Thanksgiving, 10am-12noon


The parade is rain or shine, but don't worry - the rain will hold off until after the parade!!

The streets are being overrun with turkeys, dinosaurs, penguins, and reindeer!  No, the zoo hasn’t opened their gates – it is the  Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade!  With marching bands, Bolivian dancing groups, floats, giant characters and balloons, and Santa, 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.

Corn Maze, Holiday Family Photos and Selfies

This year on Veterans Plaza your family can explore a "corn maze" before the parade for free.  The parade also offers a place to take your family holiday photos.  Right next to the ice rink, you can take your photo with inflatable turkeys, penguins, “Frozen’s” Elsa, or with Hanukkah or Christmas décor.