With another World Series title under its belt, Houston has a lot to be thankful for this year. This November, Houstonians can celebrate their gratitude at the 73rd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade in Houston.
We know how you love parades, Houston. Let’s hope you’ve still got enough festivity to celebrate the return of the city’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24.
Beginning at 8 am, the parade will begin on the corner of Lamar and Smith Street in Downtown, Houston. From which point a caravan of “elaborate floats, colorful marching bands, high-flying balloons and other uniquely Houston entries,” will traverse 20 city blocks in wholesome holiday entertainment.
The parade will finish at the corner of Dallas and Smith Street.
As its official website notes, the parade annually attracts hundreds of thousands of Houstonians, and is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the entire country.
This year, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will be the official Grand Marshal of the parade. The entrepreneur, producer, actor, and rap artist turned Houston internet upside down last year after posting a photo of himself in front of the Astrodome following his move to the city.
Not to be sticklers, but the coming parade would technically be the 71st Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade, as the parade was cancelled for the first time in its history back in 2020 due to surrounding pandemic concerns, while the scheduled parade in 2021 was cancelled last minute due to inclement weather.
Tickets are now on sale, priced at $25 (+ fees). Seating opens at 7 am; organizers insist that visitors must be seated by 8:15 am. Purchased tickets allow buyers to sit anywhere in selection section.
This year’s parade will occur rain or shine.