Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Where Grateful Hearts Gather

Rated #2 Thanksgiving Parade in US by TimeOut Magazine

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

The 2023 VIP Experience is now available!



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

2023 Unit Applications are now available!


Apply to Perform!

Go Behind the Scenes

Learn more about what it takes to put together the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade during this exclusive JBTV Podcast special where host Jerry Bryant interviews Phil Purevich, the Managing Director of the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, who’s been with the event for over 25 years! Dive into the rich history of this iconic parade, learn how Phil rose to his current position, and get a rare glimpse into what it takes to run such a massive celebration. Enjoy fun stories and an exclusive reporting-style segment featuring parade volunteers in action as they set up the 2022 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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