LIVE COVERAGE: 2020 America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit

Watch live starting at 6 a.m.

2020 America's Thanksgiving Parade (WDIV)

DETROIT – “America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner-White,” a holiday tradition that originates from Downtown Detroit, will be a TV and online-only event this year on Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit.

Themed “We Are One Together,” this year’s parade will honor frontline workers and heroes of the COVID-19 crisis.

TV Schedule:

  • 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. -- “Local 4 News Today: Special Thanksgiving Edition”
  • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. -- “America’s Thanksgiving Parade Preview with Live in the D.”
  • 9 a.m. to Noon -- “America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner-White”

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Throughout the broadcast viewers can win special prizes while watching at home – a $3,000 gift card courtesy of Gardner-White and (4) 65-inch Smart TVs courtesy of WDIV-Local 4 will be given away.


The parade will include floats, performers, helium balloons and Santa. Viewers will see both recorded and live elements hosted by WDIV-Local 4′s Devin Scillian, Kimberly Gill, Rhonda Walker and Evrod Cassimy.


  • Lin Rountree: Billboard topping soul/urban jazz trumpeter
  • Paulina Jayne: Urban-Country/rock/soul singer and songwriter
  • Angela Davis: Neo-Soul/jazz vocalist
  • Mid American Pompon All Star Team: Michigan high school varsity performers
  • Evrod Cassimy: R&B/pop singer/songwriter and Local 4 News Today anchor


Viewers can vote for their favorite high school bands marching in the parade in the “Battle of the Bands” contest at