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(parades are subject to change)

Chinatown New Year Parade

February 22, 2015
Wentworth from 24th to 22nd
Start Time: 1 pm

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

Southside Irish Parade

March 15, 2015
Western from 103rd to 115th
Start Time: 11 am

The Southside Irish Parade will return this year on March 15th on Western Ave. from 103rd to 115th.

Northwest Side Irish Parade

March 15, 2015
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.

Bangladesh Day Parade

March 28, 2015
Devon at Ridge to Western to Warren Park
Start Time: 2:30 pm

Colorful floats will line Devon Avenue as the Bangladesh community of Chicago celebrates its 44th Anniversary of Independence.

Hellenic Heritage Parade (Greek Independence Day Parade)

March 29, 2015
Halsted St. & Randolph St.
Start Time: 2:30 pm

The Hellenic Heritage Parade commemorates the 194th Anniversary of Greek Declaration of Independence.

Assyrian New Year Parade

April 12, 2015
Western Ave. from Granville Ave. to Pratt Ave.
Start Time: 2 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.

Cinco De Mayo Parade

May 3, 2015
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 20, 2015
Division from Western to Sacramento
Start Time: 2 pm

Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican community will celebrate the 36th anniversary of the People’s Parade along Division Street.

Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade

June 28, 2015
Montrose and Broadway South to Halsted and continuing South to Diversey Parkway to Lincoln Park
Start Time: 12 Noon

The 46th annual Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade is one of the largest gay pride parades in the country.

Bud Billiken Parade

August 8, 2015
Martin Luther King Dr. from 39th to 55th
Start Time: 10 am

The Bud Billiken Parade 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 9, 2015
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 15, 2015
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 16, 2015
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.

Pilsen Mexican Independence Day Parade

September 12, 2015
Newberry & 18th St./West on 18th St. to Wolcott
Start Time: 12 Noon

Mexican Independence is celebrated in the vibrant Pilsen neighborhood.

Von Steuben German Day Parade

September 12, 2015
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 13, 2015
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 13, 2015
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 13, 2015
On Montrose from California to Kimball
Start Time: 12 Noon
Guatemala won its independence from Spain on September 15, 1821.

Double Ten Parade

October 10, 2015
On Wentworth from 24th to 22nd St./West on 22nd to Princeton
Start Time: 1 pm
Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood will celebrate Chinese Independence.

Northalsted Halloween Parade

October 31, 2015
On Halsted from Belmont to Addison
Start Time: 4 pm
For the 18th 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 6, 2015
Western Ave. 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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