Parade

America's only historically accurate chronological parade

Saturday - November 18, 2017

RAIN OR SHINE!

Opening Ceremonies - DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park, 10:30AM
Parade Steps Off - Benny’s Plaza Court Street, 11:00AM

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

This is one of America’s only historically accurate chronological parades, visually bringing to life America’s rich heritage representing each century from the 17th through the 21st. In showing the preservation of America’s history through the years, beginning with the Pilgrim era, we promote an appreciation among our citizens for our rich heritage.

The parade is ranked the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation by AOL. It features beautifully decorated floats, nationally recognized Drum and Bugle Corps, re-enactment units from every period of American history and military marching units.

Patriotism and hope is revived in the hearts of observant adults and children as the drum and fife, pipe, drum and bugle corps, and military bands play music honoring the courageous defenders of our country: the men and women who serve in the Army, the Navy, the Marines, the Air Force and the Coast Guard.

Educational and economic factors aside, the parade offers plenty of fun and entertainment to attract visitors from all corners of the United States and even beyond. Music, historical reenactments, vintage American cars and beautiful handmade floats are all part of the visual feast and fun. Viewers are treated to a visual trip back to the colonial days. The opening ceremony and parade will be interspersed for the deaf and hard of hearing.

We are giving historic tours on the waterfront with costumed guides on Friday, November 17th from 1:30 to 3:30.

2017 PARADE LINE UP IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

DIVISION 1
PARTICIPANT
WELCOME TO PARADE BANNER #1
PLYMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT COLOR GUARD
PLYMOUTH COUNTY MOUNTED SHERRIFF UNIT
BOSTON POLICE GAELIC COLUMN PIPES
PARADE MARSHALS - CHANNEL 5 BANNER #2
FLOAT #1  - HISTORY COMES ALIVE
PLYMOUTH INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORP BANNER #3
AMERICA GIVES THANKS (PRF) BANNER #4
PLYMOUTH BAND NORTH AND SOUTH
MUTUAL BANK BANNER #5
FLOAT #2  - WETU - PATUXET PAVILLION 1600
DOUBLE B RANCH EQUESTRIANS
POOPER SCOOPER (FROM DOUBLE B)
CABBY SHACK BANNER #6
FLOAT #3  - MAYFLOWER REPLICA 1609-1620
WALKING PILGRIMS
NEW PLIMMOTH GUARD - FIRING
SALEM TRAYNED BAND - FIRING
ANTIQUE CARS (2 SIDE BY SIDE)
HOBBY KNOLL CARRIAGE (DIRECTORS OUTSTANDING CITIZEN AWARD)
ENTERGY BANNER #7
D&B #1 - REILLY RAIDERS
 
DIVISION 2
QUINCY COLLEGE BANNER #8
FLOAT #4 - FIRST THANKSGIVING 1621
WALKING PILGRIMS
OLD COLONY CLUB
ROCKLAND TRUST BANNER #9
D&B #2 - CRUSADERS (will perform at reviewing stand)
PLYMOUTH MAGAZINE BANNER #10
FLOAT #5  - CORNUCOPIA 1600's
OLD COLONY MODEL T CARS - 2 SIDE BY SIDE
HIGHLAND LIGHT SCOTTISH BAND
PETRO BANNER #11
FLOAT #6 - TURKEY IN THE WILD 1621
ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY
D&B #3 - GOLDEN KNIGHTS
PARK PLYMOUTH BANNER #12
FLOAT #7 - PILGRIMS PRIDE 1690
HARMON'S COMPANY OF SNOWSHOEMEN FIRING
OLD COLONY MODEL T CARS - 2 SIDE BY SIDE
TOP PAPER TURKEY BANNER #13
FREE MEN OF THE SEA - FIRING
PLYMOUTH COUNTY OFFICIALS BANNER #14
OLD COLONY MODEL T CARS - 2 SIDE BY SIDE
HALLAMORE CLYDESDALES
POOPER SCOOPER 
Classic Convertible-999 WQRC-Karen & Ralphie
 
DIVISION 3
ROGERS RANGERS FIRING
REHOBOTH MINUTEMEN, 13TH CONTINENTAL REGIMENT-FIRING
Sons of American Revolution-MA State Color Guard
George Washington (Walking)
WATERTOWN PROVINCIAL GUARD
HIS MAJESTY'S REGIMENT FIRST FOOT GUARD FIRING
MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIFE AND DRUM
ARMY OLD GUARD
USS Constitution Color Guard
1812 USS Constitution Marines
OLD COLONY MODEL T CARS - 2 SIDE BY SIDE
D&B #4 - NORTH STAR
LKNIFE BANNER #15
FLOAT #8 - CRANBERRY SALUTE 1816
OLD COLONY MODEL T CARS - 2 SIDE BY SIDE
CENTRAL BUCKS HIGH SCHOOL WEST BAND - DOYESTON, PENNSYLVANIA
EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF CARVER AND PLYMOUTH #16
FLOAT #9 - RED SCHOOLHOUSE (DEAF ED) 1817-1870
NATIONAL LANCERS 1836
POOPER SCOOPER WITH GOLF CART
M.A.N.E. - MOUNTED ARTILLERY OF NEW ENGLAND
ULYSSES & JULIA GRANT
SACRED HEART BANNER #17
FLOAT #10 - ALASKA 1867
LKNIFE BUICK WOODY
CHRIS-CRAFT BOAT
RED TRACTOR & HAYRIDE SUPPORTING LOCAL FARMERS
DIVISION 4
HICKORY KNOLL FARM
MODEL T CARS (2 SIDE BY SIDE)
AMERICAN LEGION POST 40
VFW POST 1822 PLYMOUTH - FIRING
CURRY COLLEGE BANNER #18
FLOAT #11  - HEDGE HOUSE 1809-1919
SULLIVAN TIRE BANNER #19
D&B #5 - HAWTHORNE (performing at reviewing stand)
26TH YANKEE DIVISION (WWI)
BOSTON SAND AND GRAVEL #20
FLOAT #12 - WW1 1917
26TH YANKEE DIVISION (WW2)
215TH ARMY BAND & VAN
1944 M15A1 HALF TRACK MACHINE GUNS - FIRING ONE TIME
DEUCE AND HALF, WWI ARMY CARGO
1954 M38A1 WILLIE JEEP
1941 Brewster Ambulance
US COAST GUARD AUXILLIARY
PILGRIM SQUADRON AIR PATROL (AFTER MILITARY
BOSTON SAND & GRAVEL BANNER #21
END ZONE MILITIA - NE PATRIOTS
FLOAT #13 - PATRIOTS 1960-2017
NE PATRIOTS CHEERLEADERS
MODEL T (2 SIDE BY SIDE)
MODEL T (2 SIDE BY SIDE)
PARTY LITE BANNER #22
PARTY LITE AMERICAN FLAG
MASS MARITIME HONOR GUARD AND MARCHING BAND
SECOND BROOK HORSE UNIT
ANTIQUE CARS (2 SIDE BY SIDE)
D&B #6 - CT ALUMNI
 
DIVISION 5
MARTY'S GMC BANNER #23
FLOAT #14 - AMERICA'S HOMETOWN EXPRESS
WATCHUNG HILL REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND - WARREN, NJ
PLYMOUTH 400 BANNER #24
FLOAT #15 - 2020 COUNTDOWN 2017
Colony Place Banner #25
DICKENS SLEIGH PULLED BY HORSES
POOPER SCOOPER
VICTORION CAROLERS
ANTIQUE CARS (2 SIDE BY SIDE)
ANTIQUE CARS (2 SIDE BY SIDE)
PASO FINO HORSES
POOPER SCOOPER
D&B #7 - LES DISPLOMATS
KINGSTON COLLECTION BANNER #26
FLOAT #16 - CHRISTMAS MORNING 18700-2017
BILLY BEEZ BANNER #27 2 Bee Mascots
FLOAT #17 - ST NICHOLAS 270-2017
  • FESTIVAL DATES:
    NOVEMBER 17-19, 2017

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