“The Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade, formerly the Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade, has been a Charlotte tradition for over six decades. Over the years, this high-quality, family-friendly parade has grown into a regional event that kicks-off the holiday season across the Southeast, and we want you to join us! This past year, a crowd of over 110,000 experienced the sights and sounds of 16 high school, university and community marching bands from across the region.
The Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade is a privately-sponsored event and invites participants based exclusively on their ability to provide appropriate family entertainment suitable for this cherished national holiday. While the parade respects and embraces the diversity of causes in our community, state and nation, it cannot be used to promote special interests, not matter how worthy.
In selecting participants, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade considers whether prospective units:
· Represent the best the Carolinas and the Southeast region have to offer, such as health, sports, prosperity, entertainment, and/or the arts
· Exemplify the region’s wide cultural diversity
· Present an attractive, cohesive and coordinated group appearance
· Add to the Parade’s overall entertainment value
Come be a part of this exciting, one of a kind, holiday tradition! We look forward to welcoming you to the Queen City!”