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(parades are subject to change)

Chinese New Year Parade

February 13, 2016
Argyle St. from Broadway to Sheridan Rd.
Start Time: 1 pm

Watch festive parade floats and colorful lion and dragon dancers make their way through the Uptown neighborhood and along the main thoroughfare of Argyle Street.

Chinatown New Year Parade

February 14, 2016
Wentworth from 24th to 22nd
Start Time: 1 pm

The Chinatown New Year Parade celebrating the “Year of the Monkey – 4714” will include marching bands, colorful floats, teams performing lion dances and a 90-foot long “Mystical Dragon.”

Southside Irish Parade

March 13, 2016
Western from 103rd to 115th
Start Time: 11 am

The Southside Irish Parade will return this year on March 13th on Western Ave. from 103rd to 115th.

Northwest Side Irish Parade

March 13, 2016
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.

Assyrian New Year Parade

April 3, 2016
Western Ave. from Granville Ave. to Pratt Ave.
Start Time: 1 pm

The Assyrian New Year Parade will step-off on the corner of Western and Granville Avenues and proceed North on Western to Pratt Ave.

Hellenic Heritage Parade (Greek Independence Day Parade)

April 17, 2016
Halsted St. & Randolph St.
Start Time: 2:30 pm

The Hellenic Heritage Parade commemorates the 195th Anniversary of Greek Declaration of Independence.

Cinco De Mayo Parade

May 1, 2016
Damen/Cermak to Marshall/Cermak
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 19, 2016
Division from Western to Sacramento
Start Time: 2 pm

Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican community will celebrate the 37th anniversary of the People’s Parade along Division Street.

Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade

June 26, 2016
Montrose and Broadway South to Halsted and continuing South to Diversey Parkway to Lincoln Park
Start Time: 12 Noon

The 47th annual Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade is one of the largest gay pride parades in the country.

Ecuador Parade

August 7, 2016
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.

Pakistan Independence Day Parade

August 14, 2016
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.

Von Steuben German Day Parade

September 10, 2016
4000 N. Lincoln Ave. to Eastwood Ave., continue north on Western Ave. and end in the Festival area
Start Time: 2 pm

The 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.

26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade

September 11, 2016
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 11, 2016
Commercial Ave. from 87th to 99th St.
Start Time: 2 pm

Vibrant floats, mariachi bands, flamenco dancers and families will line Commercial Avenue in South Chicago to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.

Northalsted Halloween Parade

October 31, 2016
On Halsted from Belmont to Addison
Start Time: 4 pm
For the 19th 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.