The 6ABC – Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual Thanksgiving Day parade held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, currently sponsored and aired by WPVI-TV.
It is currently the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country and has a true Philadelphia tradition.
Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017 Date & Time :
In 2017, Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 8.30 a.m to 12 noon.
Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017 Route Map :
The 1.4-mile parade route steps off from the intersection of 20th Street and JFK Boulevard, turns left onto 16th Street and then left onto Ben Franklin Parkway. The entire parade route is free and open to the public, except for a limited number of grandstand seats in the telecast area that are for sponsors and VIPs only.
- Start point: 20th Street and JFK Boulevard. From there, the parade proceeds east on JFK Boulevard to 16th Street.
- The Parade turns left onto 16th Street until reaching the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
- The Parade bears right, going northwest on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for three blocks until reaching Logan Circle.
- The Parade loops around the southern part of Logan Circle and then continues on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway until it reaches Eakins Oval.
- The Parade proceeds along the south portion of Eakins Oval finishing in front of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Best Places to Watch :
- One of the best places to watch is at the parade’s finish at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
- The south side of Eakins Oval (in front of the Art Museum) is also recommended. Campbell’s Soup sponsors a tent there where there’s hot food, warm drinks and entertainment for kids.
- Other locations along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, like Logan Circle, are also good bets.
- You can also watch the parade begin at 20th and JFK Boulevard and then take a shortcut on foot heading north on 20th Street five blocks to the Parkway and catch the parade again as it goes by. If you need to warm up, head to the nearby Comcast Building and catch the Comcast Holiday Spectacular on the massive Comcast Experience Video Wall.
Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017 Route Google Map :
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