Happening now: H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Houston | Watch live on KHOU 11!

It's the 74th year for the Houston tradition and we've got you covered with all the highlights.

Happening now: H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Houston | Watch live on KHOU 11!

HOUSTON — A Houston tradition continues on this Thanksgiving Day.  It’s the 74th annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade.

KHOU 11 is your home for all the action, with anchor Ron Treviño and Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan calling the parade and reporter Ugochi Iloka walking alongside some of the most creative parade floats around.  Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is the grand marshal, with Houston Rockets legends Calvin Murphy and Rudy Tomjanovich as co-grand marshals.

The parade will be LIVE on KHOU 11 beginning at 9 a.m. You can also watch the parade live in the video window above or on KHOU 11+.

Below, we’ll post highlights and stories from the parade as it’s happening. If you’re there, we want to see your photos and videos.  Share them with us through the Near Me feature of our news app!

Mayor Turner proclaimed Nov. 23 as Rudy Tomjanovich and Calvin Murphy Day in the City of Houston!

It sure sounds like a parade!

The Thanksgiving Parade is being kicked off with a rocking start by one of the stellar marching bands participating. @KHOU pic.twitter.com/2y4CnRAx9Z

— Victor Jacobo (@victorjacobo_) November 23, 2023

If you’re at the parade, watch for the KHOU 11 float!

Thanksgiving Day parade starting soon on @KHOU pic.twitter.com/dPWdTb8uoX

— Jason Bristol (@JBristolKHOU) November 23, 2023

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is serving as grand marshal of the parade.

Today marks Sylvester Turner's final H-E-B Thanksgiving Parade as Houston's mayor. https://t.co/3ld9f203LO @StephKHOU

— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) November 23, 2023

Two Rockets legends are part of the parade action, too. Calvin Murphy and Rudy Tomjanovich are co-grand marshals.

The parade ceremony got started with the national anthem.

With the parade nearly an hour away, Ugochi Iloka talked to some of the participants!

The Stephen F. Austin High School Band will be performing in the parade. Stephanie Whitfield has their story!

How are the parade floats made?  Victor Jacobo has a look at that!

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