November 16, 2023 3:52 PM
Thanksgiving Parade Press Release
Saturday, November 18, 2023
The annual Thanksgiving Parade will be held on Saturday November 18, 2023 and will follow the same route as last year. The parade will form up on Water Street between the Rotary and Brewster Street, stepping off at 10am. The parade will proceed South on Water Street, North on Main Street Extension to Main Street, North on Court Street, and will end at Benny’s Plaza/Nelson Street. The parade route will be closed to vehicular traffic at 8:30 AM.
There will be activities prior to and following the parade. For this reason, Water Street will be closed with NO PARKING between South Park Avenue and Union Streets from 7:00AM to 4:00PM or until such time as it is safe to open. The public parking lot behind Memorial Hall will be closed to the public from 7:00AM through the end of the parade. Overnight parking in this lot will not be allowed beginning at midnight on 11/18.
There will be extensive parking restrictions on Court Street, Main Street, and Main Street Extension beginning at 7:00AM until the parades end. There will be NO PARKING on both sides of these streets from Water Street to Samoset Street and NO PARKING on both sides of Court Street between Samoset Street and Nelson Street. Overnight parking in these areas will be restricted as posted.
In addition, there will be NO PARKING permitted on Carver Street and Lincoln Street as well as restrictions on Allerton Street, Vernon Street, Russell Street, So. Russell Street, and Summer Street.
Stephen’s Field will be closed to the public entirely due to construction. The Parking Garage on S. Russell Street will be closed to the public.
NO PARKING will be allowed in Nathaniel Morton Elementary School parking lots.
All parking restrictions will be posted by DPW with signage and/or traffic barrels.
ALL VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO A FINE AND TOWING
Shuttle Bus service will be provided this year to all visitors from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM. They will run from the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds and District Court Parking Lots (50 & 52 Obery Street) to Lincoln Street. A secondary pick-up area will be the Kingston MBTA Commuter Lot and will drop off/pick-up on Lincoln Street. This is the best way to access downtown and is strongly encouraged!