Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Where Grateful Hearts Gather

Thursday, November 23, 2023
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CT
State Street, From Ida B. Wells Drive to Randolph

Be part of the fun and perform at the Chicago Thanskgivng Parade…

2023 Unit Applications are now available!


Apply to Perform!

Thank you to our Participants, Volunteers, Sponsors, Vendors and the City of Chicago for making the 2022 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade a HUGE success!  







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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