Applications for the 2023 parade closed August 31, 2023. Applications for the 2024 parade will open February 2024.
March in the parade with a group as a specialty unit!
Specialty units offers an excellent opportunity to let your creativity show. Units included in this category may include, but are not limited to:
Community organizations or neighborhood groups
Talent able to perform while walking (jugglers, stilt walkers, etc.)
No animals are allowed in the parade
No third-party floats are allowed in the parade
No mechanical vehicles are allowed in the parade. This is a rule change from previous years due to safety concerns.
This is a competitive application as the parade has limited slots. Specialty Units add creative entertainment to the parade. We are looking for specialty units that are unique, organized, and can incorporate special lighting elements into their performance.
Applications for the 2024 Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade will open February 2024. In your application, please include a photo and video of your unit.
We are looking for dance groups that are uniform, organized, and can incorporate special lighting elements into their performance. This is a competitive application as the parade will include four (4) performances on live television; however, other dance groups have the opportunity to walk in the parade but will not stop on the performance floor.
Your dance group may be selected as a performance group or walking unit. Dance groups accepted as walking units are encouraged to perform as they walk through the performance floor. However, walking dance groups must make a forward progression through the performance floor and will not be allowed to stop. Dance groups that are unorganized or stop on the performance floor without permission will not be invited back to participate in the parade.