America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration - See Plymouth Massachusetts


America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration

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America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade

Held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, America’s only historically accurate parade begins at Plymouth Rock at 10am, continuing around Water Street to Main Street to Court Street, and ending at Benny’s Plaza at 179 Court Street. Opening ceremonies at 9:30am at the Pilgrim Memorial Park (Plymouth Rock) 79 Water St.

Celebrate Plymouth’s grand history as we gather to recognize those who came before us and their impact on our everyday lives. Join us as we cheer on our local heroes, leaders, organizations, schools, bands, and many more!

Don’t forget to bring your canned goods to the parade and when The Hometown Express rides past, you can help us to fill it up! We will be donating to our food banks to help feed families in need for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Dining at Plimoth Patuxet Museums – Every autumn we offer our immensely popular Thanksgiving dining programs. Fresh ingredients, mouthwatering flavors, festive surroundings, and a sense of history that can be found nowhere else in the world. Join us for an unforgettable holiday dining experience. Advance ticket purchase is required!
Tickets go on sale exclusively to members on May 1, 2023. Become a member today to enjoy this advance ticket sale as well as discounted pricing. Tickets go on sale to non-members on June 1, 2023.
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Plymouth Philharmonic

The Plymouth Philharmonic Concert at Memorial Hall

This concert held on the Friday night before Thanksgiving features cherished American classics. Steven Karidoyanes conducts.

Plymouth Philharmonic

National Senior Alumni Drum & Bugle Corp Reunion at Memorial Hall

Hear the best of the historic Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps. Enjoy an evening of drum and bugle renditions of some of America’s best tunes. You don’t want to miss this!

Plymouth Waterfront Festival

Waterfront Activities

Craft Beer and Wine Garden, Children’s Pavilion, Food Truck Alley, Historic Village & Living Historians, The Native American Pavilion.

Alden House Historic Site

Harvest Market

The Harvest Market takes place on Plymouth’s historic waterfront in Pilgrim Memorial Park showcasing the best local produce, baked goods and crafts!

History of Thanksgiving in Plymouth

For over 25 years, thousands of people from across the country have traveled to our beautiful and historic Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront to experience a Thanksgiving celebration like no other!

USA Thanksgiving develops floats and themes that tell the story of our country and the very first Thanksgiving by highlighting historical anniversaries, special dates, and events. 

History Brought To Life

Our celebration of Thanksgiving focuses on the historical significance of the day and brings to life an authentic Americana. From the first Thanksgiving to memorializing the soldiers who bravely stormed Normandy — each float brings to life key events for all to see. Watch as the streets of Plymouth grow alive with celebration and history.

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Parking & Road Closures

Road Closures

7am-the end of the parade: Water St from Union St, to the Rotary at Town Wharf. Side Streets for staging: Brewster St, Howland St, Chilton St, and Memorial Dr.
For more information on the Parade Transportation Click Here.

Parking Information and Shuttle Bus Service