Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Where Grateful Hearts Gather

Thursday, November 22
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CT
State Street, From Congress to Randolph


Deadline extended!
Volunteer applications are due by October 31.

Looking to start a new tradition this Thanksgiving?  Become part of the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Volunteer Family!  Volunteer individually and meet lots of great new people, or volunteer with a group of friends and family.  Everyone will be home in time to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, and maybe a little football too!  Don’t wait, apply today!

Apply to Volunteer


2019 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade
Unit Applications are now available!
Click Be in the Parade above to apply!


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.  Click the button to find out more and apply today!


Now is the best time to volunteer for the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.  Gather your friends and family, apply, and apply to volunteer together (hurry while spots are available) and start your new holiday tradition.


It’s more than just getting your name out – which, with a corporate partnership, you will get your organization’s name out … it’s about supporting the community and providing free, family entertainment for millions!