Tickets on Sale Now for Thomasville Memorial Day Parade and Celebration Thursday, May 17, 2018

THOMASVILLE — Tickets are on sale now for people who wish to take a special train ride to the Thomasville Memorial Day Parade and Celebration on May 28.

The Piedmont and Carolinian trains will make special stops in Thomasville on May 28 so people can experience the Southeast’s largest Memorial Day parade, which is part of the town’s celebration honoring the women and men who died while serving in the U.S. military. 

Trains departing from Charlotte (and those from High Point, Salisbury and Kannapolis) will run on the following schedule:

  • Train 80 departs Charlotte at 7 a.m. and arrives in Thomasville at 8:10 a.m.
  • Train 75 departs Thomasville at 1:45 p.m. and arrives in Charlotte at 3:04 p.m.

Trains departing from Raleigh (and those from Cary, Durham, Burlington and Greensboro) will run on the following schedule:

  • Train 73 departs Raleigh at 6:45 a.m. and arrives in Thomasville at 8:45 a.m.
  • Train 74 departs Thomasville at 1:13 p.m. and arrives in Raleigh at 3:21 p.m.

The parade is at 10 a.m. and starts at The Big Chair, a large replica of a Duncan Phyfe armchair that sits on the corner of Main Street and Salem Street in Thomasville. Military vehicles and equipment, along with veteran’s groups, will be part of a procession that moves through the town to Memorial Park and Cushwa Stadium. For more information, visit the festival’s event page.

To learn more, view schedules or purchase tickets, visit NCByTrain.org or call 800-BY-TRAIN.

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