Memorial Day and 4th of July parades are certainly nice, but I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for the Thanksgiving Parade held the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year.

This year the date is Saturday November 18th, and the opening ceremony begins at 10:30 at the Pilgrim Memorial State Park, the waterfront home of Plymouth Rock.

One of my favorite things to do is to duck into Dirty Water Distillery parade day – historically they hand out samples of hot toddies!

You’ll want to make sure to dress warmly.  Don’t be surprised if you see fellow residents donning cooked turkey hats (yes, imagine felt drumsticks by your ears).  I’ve even got a hat from which a long turkey neck and head shoot out from the top of my forehead.  

Truth be told, maybe the drinks at Dirty Water Distillery embolden me to wear my Thanksgiving millinery.

OK, back to the event.  Did you know that it’s one of America’s only historically accurate chronological parades, bringing to life our country’s rich heritage with marchers and floats that represent each century from the 17th through the 21st?

Bring a chair, a blanket, and an umbrella if it rains (yup, it’s rain or shine).  You’ll have an outdoor armchair view to history as it passes right before your eyes!

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