89th Annual Bud Billiken Parade

Worlds Famous Bud Billiken Parade presented by The Chicago Defender Charities. Don't miss this year's 89th Annual Bud Billiken Parade! It's filled with drill teams, dance team, battling bands, and more!  

Chi-City, V103, Inspiration 1390 and WGCI  is taking over the 89th annual Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday, August 11th as we roll down King Drive Chicago. 

Look out for V103 and the Urban Partnership Bank float, with Joe Soto, Bionce Foxx, Chris Michaels, and Ramonski Luv  and the WGCI and Ford float with Leon Rogers, Kendra G, Kyle, Frankie Robinson, Tone Kapone and DJ MoonDawg! 

When you see the float, take a pic and share on Facebook, Instagram and twitter with #V103BudBilliken and #WGCIBudBillike....join in the fun with V103, WGCI, Ford...presenting The Chicago Teacher Salute, celebrating educators in our city and Urban Partnership Bank!

Parade kicks-off at 10:00am on Saturday August 11th at King Drive and Oakwood Blvd to 51st Street.

Be sure to come out and enjoy this Great Chicago tradition and Festival Picnic in Washington Park or Watch it Live on ABC TV 7 Chicago 10:00am to 1:30 pm

Post- Parade Activities:

In addition to vendor tents and children’s activities like face painting and games, post-parade festivities will also feature pavilions that represent “The Legacy” – partners will be providing on-site services, products and opportunities like mini hiring fairs, school supplies, blood pressure checks, Zumba in the Park, etc.

The park activities will resemble a reunion as we ask everyone to get “Back to Bud” and will include '80s & '90s Music in the Park with Chicago's hottest DJs, along with game trucks, food trucks and other food providers.

Click here for parade details


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