Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Where Grateful Hearts Gather

Thursday, November 26, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CT
State Street, From Ida B. Wells Drive to Randolph

From all of us here at CFA Events and the Chicago Thanksgivng Parade, we hope this message finds you healthy and safe.

This is a difficult time for all, and we should all do our part to sustain best practices to reduce transmission and fatalities in our communities.  Please follow recommended guidelines from the CDC and local, state and federal agenceies regarding the best way to safegaurd yourself, your family, your friends and your loved ones during this time of global crisis.

The Chicago Thanksgivng Parade is scheduled for Thursday, November 26 and we are continuing work on the the production.  We are extending our Unit Application Deadline to September 30.  Please apply if you think you would like to perform in 2020.  If your group is accepted to perform in 2020 and for any reason your group cannot make the 2020 Parade, your group will automatically be guaranteed a spot in the 2021 Parade.

Be safe, be healthy and stay strong.

2020 Unit Applications Are Now Available!

Be in the Parade!

Welcome to the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Where Grateful Hearts Gather


Is your performance group able to dazzle and delight?  We’re looking for the nation’s best entertainment to perform in the
Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.  Performance slots are limited…apply today!


Be part of the Parade Volunteer Family!  Gather your family, friends and co-workers, apply to volunteer as a group, and start your new holiday tradition!


Dominate 4th quarter with a parade sponsorship.  A parade sponsorship delivers TV, Radio, and Out-of Home brand integration, as well as digital and earned media benefits.  Year-round parade marketing campaigns keep your brand in focus.

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