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(parades are subject to change)

Argyle Lunar New Year Parade

February 4, 2017
Argyle St. from Sheridan Rd. to Ainslie to Broadway
Start Time: 1pm

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 Lunar New Year Parade

February 5, 2017
Wentworth from 24th to 22nd, West on 22nd to Princeton
Start Time: 1pm

The parade will feature marching bands, colorful floats, traditional lion dances and a special appearance by Ronald McDonald.

Southside Irish Parade

March 12, 2017
Western from 103rd to 115th
Start Time: 12 Noon

The Southside Irish Parade will return this year on March 12th on Western Ave. from 103rd to 115th.

Northwest Side Irish Parade

March 12, 2017
Neola Ave. & Northwest Highway to Harlem Ave.
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

Date TBD
Western Ave. from Granville Ave. to Pratt Ave.
Start Time: TBD

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 30, 2017
Halsted St. & Randolph St. to Van Buren
Start Time: 2:30pm

The Hellenic Heritage Parade commemorates the 196th Anniversary of Greek Declaration of Independence.

St. Jude Memorial March

May 7, 2017
Museum Campus Dr. (1400 S. to Waldron)
Start Time: 8am

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

Cinco De Mayo Parade

May 7, 2017
Cermak Rd. & Damen Ave. to Marshall Blvd.
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 17, 2017
Division from Western to Sacramento
Start Time: 2pm

Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican community will celebrate the 39th anniversary of the People’s Parade along Division Street.

LGBTQ Pride Parade

June 25, 2017
Montrose and Broadway South to Halsted and continuing South to Diversey Parkway to Cannon Dr.
Start Time: 12 Noon

The 48th annual Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade is one of the largest gay pride parades in the country.

Ecuador Parade

August 6, 2017
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.

Bud Billiken® Parade

August 12, 2017
Martin Luther King Dr. from 39th to 55th
Start Time: 10am
The Bud Billiken Parade is the oldest and largest African American parade in the United States.

Pakistan Independence Day Parade

August 13, 2017
Devon Ave. from Damen to Western
Start Time: 12pm
Chicago's Pakistani community commemorates the country's independence with their annual parade in West Roger's Park.

Pakistan Heritage Parade

August 13, 2017
Devon Ave. from Damen to Western
Start Time: 3pm
This parade will follow the Pakistan Independence Day Parade in West Roger's Park.

India Independence Day Parade

August 19, 2017
Devon Ave. to Western to California
Start Time: 11am
The India Independence Day Parade is a lively celebration of Indian independence on Devon Avenue.

Von Steuben German Day Parade

September 9, 2017
Lincoln Ave. & Irving Park Rd. to Eastwood, West to Western to Lawrence
Start Time: 2pm

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 10, 2017
26th St. from Albany to Kostner
Start Time: 12pm

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 10, 2017
Commercial Ave. from 87th to 100th St.
Start Time: 1pm

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

Guatemalan Independence Parade

September 10, 2017
Montrose Ave. from California Ave. to Kimball Ave
Start Time: 12 Noon

Help celebrate when Guatemala won its independence from Spain on September 15, 1821 in this annual parade in Albany Park!

Pilsen Mexican Independence Day Parade

September 16, 2017
18th St. from Newberry Ave. to Wolcott
Start Time: 12pm

This parade is a culturally enriched parade celebrating Mexican Independence. It features traditional folkloric, equestrian and Aztec dancing, local school organizations (marching bands), and floats sponsored by local businesses.

Double Ten Parade

October TBD
Wentworth Ave. from 24th to 22nd St.,
West on 22nd to Princeton
Start Time: TBD

Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood will celebrate Chinese Independence.

Northalsted Halloween Parade

October 31, 2017
Halsted St. from Belmont Ave. to Addison St.
Start Time: 7pm
For the 21st 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 3, 2017
Western Ave. from 83rd Street to Addison
Start Time: 8:30am 

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.