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CMU Alumni at America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner White


Bring your family to enjoy the 97th Annual America's Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner White with Central Michigan University Alumni and friends! Your registration includes exclusive grandstand parade seating on Woodward Avenue with Alumni and friends, an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, and access to the CMU Detroit Office with private restrooms. 

Breakfast includes chicken and waffles with maple sriracha syrup, scrambled eggs with goat cheese and tomatoes, lyonnaise potatoes, bacon, sausage links, assorted pastries, and fresh fruit. We would like to give a special thank you to the Mount Pleasant Convention & Visitors Bureau for sponsoring breakfast by Kristina’s Catering.

When: Thursday, Nov. 23
8:30 a.m. | Pre-Parade Social
10:00 a.m. | Parade


Pre-Parade Social:
CMU Detroit Office
777 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI  48226

CMU Parade Grandstand:
Woodward and Michigan Ave.
Located directly North of the CMU Detroit Office on Woodward. Look for the CMU flags!


$80.00 | Person
$50.00 | Children Ages 3-12
Complimentary | Children 2 & Under
Gold members will receive $10.00 off their total registration.

Registration includes: An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, coffee and hot chocolate, CMU Alumni swag, exclusive grandstand parade seating on Woodward Avenue, and access to the CMU Detroit Office with private restrooms. 


March with the CMU Float

CMU is seeking students, faculty, staff, and Alumni interested in participating in the parade alongside the CMU float. Participants must be available on the morning of November 23, have the ability to follow the float for at least three miles outdoors, and stand for an extended period of time. Participants must be 16 years or older.  

Submit Marcher Application

Those interested in participating must submit an application by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2023. CMU will select 30 marchers, two banner carriers, and six alternates.

Cancellation Policy:

All registration sales are final.

Date: -
Time: -
Location: 777 Woodward Ave
Detroit, Michigan
Sponsor: Alumni Relations
Contact: Alumni Relations (989) 774-3312