The Carolinas' Carrousel Parade, a tradition since 1947, is one of the largest get-togethers of Carolinians that takes place during the year. The parade boasts participation from both Carolinas and touches approximately half amillion people from the 22-county metro area. In2012, US News & World Report included the Carrousel Parade on its list of America's Best Thanksgiving Day Parades!
The parade is presented by the Carolinas' Carrousel, Inc., a non-profit organization that recognizes many talented young people for their achievements and talents through the Carrousel Scholarship Program and the Band Scholarship Program.
The parade will be telecast regionally on WBTV, Channel 3 (CBS) on Thanksgiving Day.
Coming Uptown to the Parade?
We suggest that you ride CATS buses or the LYNX Blue Line to the Parade. Buses arrive uptown one block from the Parade route and the LYNX Blue line has a station at 3rd Street providing access to the main route of the Parade. To learn more about routes, times and costs visit www.ridetransit.org or call 704-336-RIDE(7433) to speak with a CATS customer service representative.
For information on parking and hotels in uptown Charlotte, visit the Charlotte Center City Partners website: www.findyourcenter.com