Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade Route and Road Closures 2018

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The 99th annual 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held on November 22, 2018.

Below is a look at the parade route and road closure information.

For the full details about the parade, including a list of performers and special guests, click or tap here.


* Begins at 20th and JFK Boulevard
* Proceeds east on JFK to 16th Street
* Turns left on 16th Street to the Ben Franklin Parkway
* The parade continues northwest along the Ben Franklin Parkway
* Ends at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The route is FREE and open to the public!


Monday, November 19th
6:30 pm - 5:00 am Tuesday - Top of Eakins Oval for street rehearsals and painting

Tuesday, November 20th
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm - Top of Eakins Oval for street rehearsals

Wednesday, November 21st
9:30 am - 3:00 pm - Top of Eakins Oval for street rehearsals
6:30 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday - Eakins Oval from Binswanger Triangle
7:00 pm - 11:00 am Thursday - Inbound lanes from JFK Blvd between 20th and 30th Street
7:00 pm - 11:00 am Thursday - Outbound lanes of JFK Blvd between 20th and 30th Street

Thursday, November 22nd
Midnight - 12:00 pm - 20th street between JFK Blvd and Market Street
2:00 am - 11:00 am 20th Street between Ben Franklin Parkway to Race Street
5:00 am - 12:00 pm - 20th Street between JFK Blvd and Arch Street
6:00 am - 12:00 pm - 20th Street between Market Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway


* Metered street parking is FREE on Thanksgiving Day.
* NO PARKING ZONES will remain in effect
* For a list of garages and parking lots, visit


No Parking will be in effect beginning Wednesday, November 21 for the following:

* JFK Blvd. from 19th to 30th streets (Both sides)
* 20th Street from Market Street to Ben Franklin Parkway
* Arch Street between 19th and 22nd streets
* Race Street between 16th and 17th streets
* 17th Street from Vine Street to Race Street
* Eastbound lanes of Vine Street from 15th Street to 17th Street
* Market Street from 19th Street to 21st street will be closed from 4 am until 11am on Thursday (Parade day)


Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Time: Parade kicks off at 8:15 am from 20th & JFK in Philadelphia

Broadcast on 6abc: 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. The parade will broadcast in high definition and closed-captioned

Hosts: Action News' Cecily Tynan, Rick Williams along with Adam Joseph, Karen Rogers, and Alicia Vitarelli

MORE: Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade Guide 2018

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