The City of North Miami will proudly present its 45th Annual Winternational Thanksgiving Day Parade, themed, “Making Our Diversity Count,” at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 28.
Emmy Award Winning Television News Journalist, Calvin Hughes, of Local 10, is this year’s Grand Marshal. Mainstage hosts include local radio personality, Supa Cindy of 99 Jamz and NBC 6 Reporter, Andrea Martinez. DJ Hercules and DJ Lumoney will also be present to keep the crowds entertained at two additional parade stops.
The Winternational Thanksgiving Day Parade is a beloved North Miami holiday tradition spanning more than four decades. It 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. Also, back by popular demand is the NoMi Nights float, featuring a live rolling concert performance by popular Haitian Kompa band, Kreyol La!
“The Winternational Thanksgiving Day Parade is always an exciting and unique experience -- found exclusively in North Miami,” said Philippe Bien-Aime, Mayor of North Miami. “This year’s theme focuses on celebrating the diversity of our community as we gear up for the 2020 Census. This is an experience you don’t want to miss.”
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. Nearly 80 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.
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, email Eunicia Baker or email Kassandra Timothe.
2018 Winter National Parade Photos
2017 Winter National Parade Video: