Brian Peck


Bud Billiken Parade has been canceled

The 91-year-old event, the Bud Billiken Parade, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The event that was set for August 8th is treated as a back-to-school celebration for Chicago schools.

In 2017, Chicago Native, Chance the Rapper, attended the parade to hand out backpacks filled with school supplies.  Other notable celebrity turnouts from past parades include Michael Jordan and Spike Lee.