Charlotte 2023 Thanksgiving parade: What to know about street closures, parking

The 77th annual Thanksgiving Eve Parade will be returning to uptown Charlotte this week ahead of the holiday.

The free family-friendly event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 5:45 p.m. with several festive floats and balloons, performers, marching bands and more.

This year’s parade will begin at 9th Street and end at Good Samaritan Way along Tryon Street. Here’s a look at the parade route and a list of streets that will be closed for the big event that day:

Parade route and street closures

A map of the Thanksgiving Eve parade route in uptown Charlotte.
A map of the Thanksgiving Eve parade route in uptown Charlotte.
  • 5 a.m.: Tryon Street from 9th to 11th streets; 11th Street between Church and College streets, along with cross streets 10th and Montford Pt. streets.

  • 9 a.m.: Seating area closes at N. Tryon from MLK Jr. Boulevard to Brooklyn Village Avenue; Levine Avenue also closes.

  • 4 p.m.: Good Samaritan Way closes between Church and College streets.

  • 5 p.m.: Parade route closes at Tryon Street from 9th to Morehead streets.

Streets will be back open after the parade, which is expected to end at 8 p.m.

What are parking options for the Thanksgiving Eve parade?

There are several parking options available throughout uptown Charlotte near the parade route. You can find a list of nearby parking garages and lots online at

What about public transportation options for the event?

If you want to take public transportation, organizers say there are three light rail stations along the parade route:

Tickets can be purchased at a Ticket Vending Machine at each station platform or online through the CATS-Pass mobile app.

You can find more information about the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade online at