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St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 15, 2014
Columbus from Balbo to Monroe
Start Time: 12 Noon

One of the largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the country, the annual downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates the patron saint of Ireland Irish heritage.

Polish Constitution Day Parade

May 3, 2014
Columbus from Balbo to Monroe
Start Time: 11:30 am

The Polish Constitution Day Parade is the largest Polish parade outside of Poland, and celebrates the anniversary of the ratification of the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791.

St. Jude Police Memorial March

May 4, 2014
Museum Campus Dr./Solidarity to Waldron
Start Time: 8 am

Thousands of uniformed Chicago Police officers will honor their fellow officers who were killed in the line of duty through the years.



Chicago's Memorial Day Parade

May 24, 2014
State Street from Lake to Van Buren
Start Time: 12 Noon

The Chicago parade is considered one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation. Since 1870, Memorial Day parades have graced the streets of Chicago.

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Disability Pride Parade

July 19, 2014
Clark from Van Buren to Washington
Start Time: 11 am

The City of Chicago celebrates the American's with Disability Act (ADA) with the 11th annual Disability Pride Parade.

Columbus Day Parade

October 13, 2014
State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren
Start Time: 12:30 pm

The Columbus Day Parade celebrates Christopher Columbus historic voyage to America and Italian-American culture.

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

November 22, 2014
Michigan Ave. from Oak St. to the Chicago River
Start Time: 6 pm

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival officially kicks off the Christmas season in Chicago, with numerous fun family activities and the highlight, the Mickey Mouse parade illuminating over one million lights along Michigan Avenue.

McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade

November 27, 2014
State Street from Congress to Randolph
Start Time: 8 am 

Fun is to be had by all at the the biggest holiday parade in Chicago.