The floats and giant balloons, the marching bands and beauty queens—what’s not to like about a Thanksgiving Day parade? No disrespect to the legendary extravaganza in New York, but we wondered whether the South might have a few notable Thanksgiving parades of its own—and it does. It comes as no surprise that most of the Southern parades we found are in our cities, where crowds can line the downtown streets and watch the majorettes twirl, the mega balloons drift by, and the drum majors strut their stuff. However, we did manage to find at least one Thanksgiving Day parade with a beach vibe—and golf carts. Here are the upcoming parades we’ve found, from El Paso to Charleston. But we’re sure we likely missed a few. Please let us know if there are other lively Thanksgiving Day parades in your area
Macy’s isn’t the only spot where you can see a big show on Turkey Day.