• Bud Billiken Parade kicks of Saturday morning

    1 month ago - By WGN TV

    CHICAGO - The Bud Billiken Parade returns to Chicago's South Side Saturday - signaling the start of the back-to-school season.
    This will be the first time since the pandemic that the country's largest Black parade will run the full two-mile route down King Drive. The parade starts at 10 a.m.
    This is the 93rd year for the event, which celebrates the end of summer and new school year.
    The tradition was started by the Chicago Defender, to set kids up for a successful year in the classroom.
    School supplies, and other freebies, will be handed out at the event.
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  • Bud Billiken Parade: Chicago back-to-school event returns to South Side with emphasis on safety

    Bud Billiken Parade: Chicago back-to-school event returns to South Side with emphasis on safety

    1 month ago - By ABC

    After a smaller version last year due to the pandemic, this year's festivities will feature dozens of marching bands, dance groups and drill teams.
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