Plymouth’s Thanksgiving Parade Tops in Region

plmouth parade03PLYMOUTH – Billed as America’s only historically accurate chronological parade, America’s Hometown Thanksgiving is one of the premier events in the region.

Olly deMacedo, Executive Director of America’s Hometown Thanksgiving, explains why he is involved in the event and gives all the details for those planning to attend:

The festivities on Saturday, November 22 are the following:

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Opening Ceremonies are at DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The parade steps off-Benny’s Plaza on Court Street at 11:00 a.m.

plymouth parade01The Saturday morning Celebration festivities begin at 10:30 am on the Plymouth Massachusetts historic waterfront with an opening ceremony featuring a variety of entertainment.

In showing the preservation of America’s history through the years, beginning with the Pilgrim era to the 21st century, the parade focuses on the area’s cultural heritage.

The parade features decorated floats, nationally recognized Drum and Bugle Corps, re-enactment units from every period of American history and military marching units.

plymouth parade02Music, historical reenactments, vintage American cars and handmade floats are all part of the parade.

The following is a list of all the events taking place the weekend of November 21 to 25 in Plymouth.

Friday, November 21:

  • Tours of the Historic Waterfront: 2-4pm
  • NEW: Illuminate 2014 – DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 4-5pm
  • Thanksgiving Street Festival, Court Street: 5-7pm
  • Taste Of New England VIP Reception, Memorial Hall: 5-6:30pm (invitation only)
  • The PIDC Patriotic COncert – Performances by American Originals and Tops in Blue: 7-10pm (doors open at 6pm for general seating)
America's Hometown Thanksgiving Executive Director Olly deMacedo and his family.

America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Executive Director Olly deMacedo and his family.

Saturday, November 22

  • Opening Ceremonies, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park 10:30am
  • Thanksgiving Parade, Main Street, PLymouth: 11am-1:15pm
  • Hannaford Supermarkets New England Food Festival, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 11am-4pm
  • Crafter’s Village, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 11am-4pm
  • Portal to the Past, Historic Village and Demonstrations, Brewster Gardens, 10am-4pm
  • Wampanoag Education Pavilion, sponsored by Massasoit Community College, Brewster Gardens: 11am-4pm
  • The National Senior and Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps Reunion Concert, Memorial Hall: 6:30pm

Sunday, November 23

  • Makepeace Farms Harvest Market, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 11am-4pm
  • Crafter’s Village, DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park: 11am-4pm

Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25

  • The Venture of 1620, Performed LIVE in Plymouth, MA, Monday at 7pm and Tuesday at 12pm and 7pm