We are pleased to announced the 2017 Columbus Day Parade will be Monday, October 9, 2017 on State Street.
Thank you to everyone who celebrated the 2016 Columbus Day Parade with us. The parade can be viewed here on ABC7’s website.
For nearly half a century, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans has sponsored Chicago’s Columbus Day celebration. Festivities begin with a mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii and a wreath laying ceremony at the Columbus Statue located in Arrigo Park, followed by the parade. The parade of over 150 floats, bands, marching units goes down State Street, from Wacker Drive to VanBuren Street. Many prominent Italian-Americans have been honorary parade Grand Marshals, such as Ernest Borgnine, Tommy LaSorda and more. Parade Chairmen have been Donald Mazzoni, Robert Mariano, Domenico Gambino, Dominic Stramaglia, Tony Ingraffia and Mario Giuseppe Weber.