By Zach LongPosted: Friday November 24 2017, 8:57pm
Delicious meals, turkey trots and football games may take the spotlight on Thanksgiving, but there's one tradition that always seems to capture the excitement of the beginning of the holiday season. The annual Chicago Thanksgiving Parade marched down State Street on Thursday, filled with marching bands, costumed performers and some gigantic inflatable versions of cartoon characters. If you were stuck at home preparing a turkey dinner instead of cheering from the sidewalk, take a look at some of the most exciting scenes from the parade.
Zach Long joined Time Out Chicago in 2014 and currently serves as the publication's Deputy Editor.
He writes about things to do throughout Chicago, including festivals, concerts and art exhibitions. A Chicago resident for eight years, Zach has spent much of his time learning about the city's vibrant community of local musicians (including a stint as an intern for independent record label Thrill Jockey). He contributed coverage of local music to ALARM Magazine and had a short essay published in the Empty Bottle Chicago book. When he's not sitting in front of a computer, you'll usually find Zach on his bike or standing near the back of a music venue.