City Releases Road Closures for the 2019 Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade Finale featuring dancers, confetti and music
For immediate release: 11/25/2019
Contact: Lauren Cox lauren.cox@phila.gov (215) 686-6210 
Members of the public can call (215) 686-3488 

City Releases Road Closures and Other Details for the 2019 6abc Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade

PHILADELPHIA — The City of Philadelphia released details today for 2019 6abc Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade, scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Noon).

Event Activities & Information

The oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the nation—celebrating its 100th consecutive year—returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Thursday, November 28. The event is free and open to the public, featuring performances and activities for the entire family. More details about event activities, performers and floats is available online.

Parade Route

  • Starts at 20th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard
  • Eastbound on John F. Kennedy Boulevard to 16th Street
  • Northbound on 16th Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Westbound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway (Inner Lanes) to Eakins Oval
  • Around Eakins Oval to Kelly Drive
  • Parade disperses via Kelly Drive and Spring Garden Extension

Parade map and general information.

Road Closures

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

  • 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Eakins Oval between Kelly Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive closed for street rehearsals.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

  • 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Eakins Oval between Kelly Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive closed for street rehearsals.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Eakins Oval closed for rehearsals and site build until conclusion of parade on Thursday, November 28.
  • 7 p.m. – Inbound lanes of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, from 20th Street to Schuylkill Avenue, will be closed to vehicular traffic until conclusion of parade on Thursday, November 28.
  • 9 p.m. – Outbound lanes of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, from 20th Street to Schuylkill Avenue, will be closed to vehicular traffic until conclusion of parade on Thursday, November 28.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

  • 2 a.m. – Market Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 19th Street to 20th Street until conclusion of parade.
  • 6 a.m. – Market Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 19th Street to 22nd Street until conclusion of parade.
  • 7:30 a.m. – Parade route closed to vehicular traffic.

Roads will be opened as they are serviced and cleaned. All event-related road closures will be lifted no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 28.

Traffic delays can be expected during the event. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event.

Parking Restrictions

Temporary no parking signs will be posted in connection with the closures listed above beginning on Tuesday, November 26, with parking prohibited in posted areas. Motorists should obey instructions on posted signs and follow directions from Philadelphia Police and parade officials. Vehicles parked in posted areas will be relocated.

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