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(parades are subject to change)

Argyle Street Chinese New Year Parade

February 1, 2014
Argyle to Sheridan, Sheridan to Lawrence to Broadway and back to Argyle
Start Time: 1 pm

Celebrate Chinese New Year with traditional dragon dances, lion dances, elaborate floats, martial arts teams and a marching band.

Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

February 2, 2014
Wentworth from 24th to 22nd
Start Time: 1 pm

The Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade celebrating the Lunar New Year, “Year of the Horse” will include marching bands, floats, lion teams, a 100’ Mystical Dragon, and Miss Friendship Ambassador.

Southside Irish Parade

March 16, 2014
Western from 103rd to 115th
Start Time: 11 am

The Southside Irish Parade will return this year on March 16th on Western Ave. from 103rd to 115th.

Northwest Side Irish Parade

March 16, 2014
Raven from Neola to Northwest Highway to Harlem
Start Time: 12 Noon

The Northwest Irish Parade is a celebration of faith, family, and heritage on the Northwest side of Chicago.

Greek Independence Day Parade

March 30, 2014
Halsted St. & Randolph St.
Start Time: 2:30 pm

The Chicago Greek Independence Day Parade commemorates the 193rd Anniversary of Greek Declaration of Independence.


Assyrian New Year Parade

April 6, 2014
Western Ave. from Peterson to Pratt
Start Time: 2 pm
The Assyrian New Year Parade will take place April 6th on Western Ave. starting at 1 pm.

Cinco De Mayo Parade

May 4, 2014
Cermak from Wood to Kedzie
Start Time: 12 Noon

The Cinco De Mayo Parade is held to remember the victory the Mexican forces had over the invading French army in the Battle of Puebla on 5 May, 1862.

Puerto Rican People's Parade

June 14, 2014
Division from Western to Sacramento
Start Time: 12 Noon

Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican community will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the People’s Parade along Division Street.

Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade

June 29, 2014
Montrose and Broadway South to Halsted and continuing South to Diversey Parkway to Lincoln Park
Start Time: 12 Noon

The 45th annual Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade is one of the largest gay pride parades in the country.

Bud Billiken Parade

August 9, 2014
Martin Luther King Dr. from 35th to 55th
Start Time: 10 am

The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic is the oldest and largest African American parade in the United States. The focus of the parade is getting kids ready for school.

Ecuador Parade

August 10, 2014
Montrose from California to Kimball
Start Time: 12 Noon

The Ecuador Parade will take place in Albany Park and will feature a vibrant train of floats, along with Andean music and dancing from local folkloric troupes, all celebrating Ecuadorian independence.

India Independence Day Parade

August 16, 2014
Devon from Western to California
Start Time: 11:30 am

The India Independence Day Parade is a lively celebration of Indian independence on Devon Avenue in Rogers Park.

Pakistan Independence Day Parade

August 17, 2014
Devon from Damen to Western
Start Time: 12:30 pm
Chicago's Pakistani community commemorates the country's independence with their annual parade in West Roger's Park.

General Von Steuben Day Parade

September 6, 2014
Western from Irving to Lawrence
Start Time: 2 pm

The General Von Steuben Day Parade celebrates Baron Friedrich von Steuben, who came to this country as a volunteer offering his services to General George Washington. General von Steuben converted the revolutionary army into a disciplined fighting force, instilling in them much needed inspiration, confidence and competence.

Central American Parade

September 7, 2014
On Montrose Ave. from California to Kimball
Start Time: 12 Noon
The Central American Parade celebrates Central America's independence, Central America includes Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Pilsen Mexican Independence Day Parade

September 13, 2014
Newberry & 18th St./West on 18th St. to Wolcott
Start Time: 12 Noon

Mexican Independence is celebrated in the vibrant Pilsen neighborhood.

26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade

September 14, 2014
26th Street from Albany to Kostner
Start Time: 12 Noon

One of the most colorful parade in Chicago, the 26th Street Mexican Independence Parade celebrates Mexican Independence with floats, mariachi bands and dancing in the streets.

South Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade

September 14, 2014
Commercial Ave. from 87th to 100th Street
Start Time: 2 pm
Vibrant floats, mariachi bands, flamenco dancers and families will line Commercial Avenue in South Chicago to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.

Guatemalan Independence Parade

September 14, 2014
On Montrose from California to Kimball
Start Time: 12 Noon
Guatemala won its independence from Spain on September 15, 1821.

Double Ten Parade

October 4, 2014
Wentworth from 24th to 22nd
Start Time: 1 pm
Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood will celebrate Chinese Independence. The parade will feature lion dances, Chinese patriots, marching bands, local school floats, and the 100 ft. mystical dragon.

North Halsted Halloween Parade

October 31, 2014
On Halsted from Belmont to Addison
Start Time: 7 pm
For the 17th year, a group of creative souls will bare their alter egos, dark sides, or their shadows, to the world on Halloween, parading them down one of Chicago's hottest entertainment districts: North Halsted Street.

Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade

December 7, 2014
Western from 87th Street to Addison
Start Time: 9:30 am 

Chicagoland motorcyclists have joined forces with the United States Marines, to assist their Toys for Tots program. The toys are then given to hospitals, orphanages, schools, and even private homes, wherever the need is the greatest.


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