Almost everyone celebrates Thanksgiving with a roasted turkey, heaping amounts of side dishes and warm pumpkin pie. The Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts does all of that and throws one of the best parades in the nation. For the last 19 years, the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade has been a one-of-a-kind celebration.
On the weekend before Thanksgiving, residents and visitors line Plymouth’s Main Street in order to get a good view of the parade which ends at Plymouth’s waterfront. The parade, which has been ranked by the Travel Channel as one of the top five Thanksgiving parades in the nation, is full of marching bands, classic cars, historical reenactors, floats, pirates (yes, pirates), hot air balloons, and descendants of the original colonists. The parade is just a part of the town’s celebration. There is also a concert, historical presentations and a food festival. It’s a great place to enjoy the day with your family.