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Bud Billiken Parade

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Bud Billiken Parade 2017
Photograph: Jordan Avery

Time Out says

It's the 93rd edition of the world's largest and oldest African-American parade, which celebrates Chicago's youth just before the school year begins. Hundreds of thousands of attendees line the streets to see colorful floats, marching bands and talented dance and drill teams—as well as this year's grand marshal, the R&B singer and CPS alum Jeremih. The parade's two-mile route begins in Bronzeville neighborhood at 39th Street and Martin Luther King Drive before moving north through Washington Park, concluding at 55th Street (Garfield Boulevard).


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