Every year, Memorial Day weekend serves as an introduction to summertime in Chicago. City-dwellers grill out, enjoy an extra day off with friends and family and hit the road for nearby day trips. We also throw a Chicago-sized celebration for the men and women who died protecting our country with one of the country's largest Memorial Day parades. What are you waiting for? Say goodbye to May in style with our complete guide to Memorial Day weekend.
When is Memorial Day 2017?
This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 29, but Memorial Day weekend runs from Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29.
When is the Chicago Memorial Day Parade?
The Chicago Memorial Day Parade is held on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The parade begins with a wreath-laying ceremony in Daley Plaza, then steps off at noon.
Where is the Chicago Memorial Day Parade?
The Chicago Memorial Day Parade marches south along State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.