Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893.6511 Ext. 12160
ebaker@northmiamifl.gov

THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI PROUDLY HOSTS THE 43rd ANNUAL WINTERNATIONAL THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

North Miami, FL – 11/20/2017

Join the City of North Miami at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23, for the 43rd Annual Winternational Thanksgiving Day Parade, a beloved North Miami holiday tradition spanning more than four decades.   

North Miami’s Winternational Parade is South Florida’s only Thanksgiving Day parade. Guests will enjoy a free, fun-filled morning of spectacular bands, cultural and folkloric performances, entertaining dance groups, colorful floats, live music and family-friendly fun for all ages.   The 2017 theme is “Celebrating Community and Culture.” The Honorable Carrie P. Meek is this year’s grand marshal. Our hosts include television personality Constance Jones, radio personality Rodney Baltimore, along with DJ Hercules and DJ Lumoney.   

This year, the City of North Miami will debut its #Get2NoMi float, showcasing all of the city’s information sharing platforms. The float also will premiere the City’s #Get2NoMi theme song, produced in collaboration with North Miami’s Criteria Studios and producer/engineer Scott “Scottie Nova” Crawford. Also, back by popular demand is the Tropical Nights of North Miami float, featuring live rolling concert performances by popular Haitian Kompa band Kai and Mikaben.   

The parade route travels eastbound, along NE 125th Street, from 6th Avenue to 12th Avenue. The parade’s mainstage will be located at North Miami City Hall, 776 NE 125th Street. More than 60 entertaining parade units will be featured, with additional performance stops at NE 6th and NE 8th avenues.     

Motorists will be impacted. No parking zones will be marked by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. Vehicles must be removed by 6 a.m. Thursday. Parade guests may park in pre-approved municipal lots and curbside parking spaces throughout North Miami’s Downtown area.  Roads will begin closing to motorists at 7 a.m. on parade day. Eastbound traffic on NE 125th Street from West Dixie Highway to NE 12th Court will be detoured to NE 123rd Street. Westbound traffic on NE 125th Street from NE 14th Avenue to Griffing Boulevard will be detoured to NE 131st Street. Normal traffic flow is expected to resume on NE 125th Street by 1 p.m.       

The parade can also be enjoyed from home through the City of North Miami’s livestream service, available at https://livestream.com/cityofnorthmiami.   

A fun Snapchat filter will be available along the parade route. Guests are encouraged to take lots of photos to share on social media using hashtags #NoMiParade, #Get2NoMi, #NorthMiami and #NoMiCelebrates. Members of the media interested in covering the parade should email the City of North Miami Public Information team for credentials by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. Eunicia Baker is available at ebaker@northmiamifl.gov. Kassandra Timothe is available at ktimothe@northmiamifl.gov.   

For more information, visit NorthMiamiFL.gov/Celebrate.   

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2016 Winternational Parade Video Footage 
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