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Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, November 28, 2024
8:00 AM

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Web:
Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.com

Email:
Susie Likovic, Unit Coordinator

Mail:
1235 N. Clybourn Street, Suite A #418, Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: 312-278-7924

Apply today for your band to secure a spot for 2024! Request Chicago Thanksgiving Parade application information at the contact info above.
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Chicago Thanksgiving Parade - Pluto TV Ring in the holiday season with the nationally televised Chicago Thanksgiving Parade on Pluto TV, ranked the second-best Thanksgiving Parade in the country by Time Out Magazine! Be the center of the excitement as talented marching bands, majestic equestrian units, national celebrities, and spectacular performance groups march through downtown Chicago.

The parade starts at 8:00 AM on Thanksgiving Day, traveling on State Street from Ida B. Wells Drive to Randolph in downtown Chicago. Over 400,000 spectators fill the one-mile route, while others secure a front row seat as a VIP to watch the parade from the TV Zone! Around the world, millions are watching the live televised broadcast from their home or on a streaming device.

Band directors that want to give their group a chance to perform in one of the country's greatest cities during the holiday season are invited to submit an application.

2024 Participating Bands

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Photos As of December 2023

• Abilene High School, Abilene, Kansas
• Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, Indiana
• Kelly College Prep, Chicago, Illinois
• King's Fork High School, Suffolk, Virginia
• Marist High School, Chicago, Illinois
• Orange High School, Pepper Pike, Ohio
• Riverdale High School, Riverdale, Georgia
• Shawnee High School, Springfield, Ohio
• Woodland High School, Cartersville, Georgia

Apply today for your band to secure one of the few remaining spots for 2024!

2023 Participating Bands
• Arcadia High School, Arcadia, California
• Battery Creek High School, Beaufort, South Carolina
• Bedford High School, Temperance, Michigan
• Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, Indiana
• Bloom Township High School, Chicago Heights, Illinois
• Thomas Kelly College Preparatory, Chicago, Illinois
• Marist High School, Chicago, Illinois
• Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota
• Portage High School, Portage, Wisconsin
• Southland College Prep Charter High School, Richton Park, Illinois
• Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, Georgia
• Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee
• Thornwood High School, South Holland, Illinois

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Ticket Information

• The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade is a free family event.
• Be a VIP and sit in the TV Zone. Tickets will be available in September 2024.

Related Events

Bands participating in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade often enjoy all that Chicago has to offer. Some activities that bands include on their itineraries are:
• Band Bash the night before the Parade
• World renown museums and cultural institutions
• Dinner cruise on Lake Michigan
• Theater performances
• Amazing restaurants
• Sightseeing; Willis Tower, John Hancock observation decks
• Shopping on the Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue)

Future Dates

Thursday, November 28, 2024
Thursday, November 27, 2025
Thursday, November 26, 2026
Thursday, November 25, 2027
(Always held on Thanksgiving Day)

For More Information


Web: ChicagoThanksgivingParade.com

Email: Susie Likovic, Unit Coordinator

Mail: 1235 N. Clybourn Street, Suite A #418, Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: 312-278-7924

Apply today for your band to secure a spot for 2024! Request Chicago Thanksgiving Parade application information at the contact info above.

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Highlights Video