City declares Thanksgiving Day Parade an Extraordinary Event

Kate Luck

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 22, 2016) – Interim City Manager Ron Kimble has declared the 2016 Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade an Extraordinary Event. The event will be held in Uptown Charlotte on Nov. 24.

A signed copy of the declaration for can be found here: 2016 Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade Extraordinary Event.

An Extraordinary Event is defined as a large-scale event or an event of national or international significance which might attract a significant number of people to a certain geographic area of the city. The city manager, in collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, has determined this event meets the criteria as defined in Charlotte City Code Sec. 15-310.

The Extraordinary Event designation allows the city to modify its permitting process for activities such as parades and specifies particular items that are prohibited from being brought into certain boundaries of the event.