Thanksgiving Day Parade - Monday, October 9, 2023

Thanksgiving Day Parade - Monday, October 9, 202309oct8:30 am8:30 am(GMT-04:00)

Event Details

Your Thanksgiving weekend just got a whole lot more exciting! The annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade returned in 2022 and will be even bigger for 2023! With even more new floats, inflatables & bands! We’re so excited that we want to SHOUT THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS!

Check out how you can get involved with this this annual tradition!

Parade Route

Monday, October 9, 2023. The parade starts at 8:30 am at the corner of Weber Street East and Frederick Street.

The parade travels up Weber Street and finishes at the Bridgeport Plaza at the corner of Weber and Bridgeport around 10:00 am.

Frederick Street is closed from Duke to Edna from 6:30am – 10am.  Weber Street is closed Scott to Noecker starting at 8:20am and opens as the parade passes.

Click here for our PARADE ROUTE MAP

Parade Route Map

WATCH THE PARADE! On the street or Online!

The Oktoberfest Parade Broadcast is proudly Presented by Piller’s Fine Foods! Didn’t make it to the parade this year? WATCH ONLINE HERE!

You can also watch online at – tune in Live at 8:30am or on-demand anytime.

Piller's Logo

Important information:

Arrive early! The Onkel Hans Food Drive will be collecting monetary donations and non-perishable food items in support of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region right before the parade begins, or DONATE ONLINE HERE!

Spectators of all ages are welcome to enjoy the parade, but please leave pets at home.

Dress for the weather! The parade runs rain or shine.

Parade Bleacher Tickets

Make sure you get the best seat in the house! Bleacher seats are limited, and will go on sale shortly!

Onkel Hans Puppy 1

There’s a new pup in town!

Have you heard? Onkel Hans got a new puppy, and it made its debut as a float in the 2022 parade!

Thank you to those who submitted name suggestions – meet SCHNICKELFRITZ!


October 9, 2023 8:30 am(GMT-04:00)