America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration & Parade

Downtown Plymouth & Waterfront
Court, Main, and Water Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-1818

Friday, November 16, 2018 to Saturday, November 17, 2018

Join the excitement this year at one of the TOP 20 Massachusetts USA Events & Festivals! The festivities begin with Saturday's Opening Ceremonies at 10:30am on Cole's Hill, then at 11am the Annual Thanksgiving Parade (America's only historically accurate chronological parade) begins at the Benny's Plaza at the corner of Nelson and Court Street.
Please remember the less fortunate in our community and bring along items (juice & drink mix,peanut butter,powdered milk,tomato/pasta sauce,hot & cold cereals,canned fruits,rice,pasta,beans,canned veggies,toiletries) for the Stuff the Train during the parade.

NEW this year! - Friday Night's Appreciation Party from 7-9pm at Memorial Hall, Food Trucks Alley, Craft Beer & Wine Garden and Saturday's Drum & Bugle Corps Concert at 6:30pm at Memorial Hall.
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This year's events kicks off our 2020 Celebration Series which will include special events each year leading up to the historic anniversary of Plymouth. You won't want to miss the opportunity to join us now and become a part of the biggest event celebrating our history. The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage. For 20 years, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have traveled to the historic Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront to experience a bounty of authentic Americana. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth. There is also a Harvest Market on Sunday, November 18th from 11am-4pm.

Illuminate Thanksgiving, Saturday, November 17th at 4:30pm-6:30pm - Plymouth 400, Inc. presents Illuminate Thanksgiving - The  annual Illuminate event will honor the Plymouth 400 theme of Thanksgiving and inspire communities to illuminate their lives and the lives of others as we enter the countdown to the Plymouth 400 Commemoration—An American Story, A National Legacy! Join us for an inspirational program of music, live art, and a special candle lighting ceremony. Held at The National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse/First Parish Church, 19 Town Square, Plymouth, MA and followed by a lighted procession to the Plymouth Waterfront for the main stage program and the "One Small Candle" Ceremony.