Bud Billiken Parade

When:
August 10, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2013-08-10T10:00:00-05:00
2013-08-10T12:00:00-05:00
Where:
South Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Drive & East 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60653
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chicago Defender Charities
(773) 536-3710

The Bud Billiken® Parade and Picnic is an annual parade and picnic in Chicago, Illinois, and is the oldest and largest African-American parade in the United States. Since 1929, it has always been held the second Saturday in August. The idea for the parade came from Mr. Robert S. Abbott, the founder of the Chicago Defender. The focus of the parade is education and sounds the clarion call for “Back to School” to our children. It is currently the second largest parade in the United States.

Bud Billiken Parade