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St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 12, 2016
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.

St. Jude Police Memorial March

May 1, 2016
Museum Campus Dr. (1400 S. to Waldron Dr.)
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.

Polish Constitution Day Parade

May 7, 2016
State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren
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.

Chicago's Memorial Day Parade

May 27, 2017
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.

Disability Pride Parade

July 23, 2016
State St. from Van Buren to Lake, Lake to Dearborn to Daley Plaza
Start Time: 11 am

The City of Chicago celebrates the American's with Disability Act (ADA) with the 13th annual Disability Pride Parade.

Columbus Day Parade

October 10, 2016
State St. from Wacker to Van Buren
Start Time: 1 pm

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

The Halloween Gathering Parade

October 22, 2016
Columbus Dr. from Balbo St. to Monroe St.
Start Time: 6 pm

As dusk arrives, our creative communities will assemble for a powerful procession capturing their creative spirits. Imagine a parade filled with large spectacle, legions of lanterns, costumes, performances, music, dance, dramatic lighting, moving platforms and more!

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival®

November 19, 2016
Michigan Ave. from Oak St. to Wacker
Start Time: 5:30 pm

The BMO Harris Bank 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 24, 2016
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.