Prior to feasting on turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce with your extended family, you'll need to burn off a few calories. The best way to spend Thanksgiving Day (at least the morning) is supporting your local community at a good old fashion parade. From marching bands to giant balloon characters to decadent floats throwing candy to the masses, Thanksgiving Day parades around the United States are a festive place to kick off the holiday season and celebrate US history while gawking at the immense amount of effort that goes into these national processions.
Lucky for you, we rounded up our favorite parade pictures on Instagram from last Thanksgiving Day so you can get a preview of which cities to hit up on the big day. Before feasts with your family and Black Friday shopping, don't forget to check out these amazing Thanksgiving Day Parades happening around the US!