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55th Annual Englewood Back to School Parade
August 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
On Saturday, August 19, 2017 thousands of residents will celebrate the 55th Annual Englewood Back to School Parade. It’s the second oldest African American parade in Chicago. This parade continues to add to the rich history of Englewood while providing fun, peace and community pride which showcases to all of Chicago there is “Good in Englewood.”
Attendees will receive free food, free school supplies, raffled gifts and much more!
Each year some 4,000 residents attend as well as elected officials, notable dignitaries, community leaders and stakeholders. The popular Jesse White tumblers and South Shore Drill Team will return for this historical event. Special performances will include Chicago’s own Nia Kay and I-Heart Radio WGCI 107.5 FM will bring their Block Club Party to the parade and will broadcast live.
In all begins with the Day of Registration on August 19, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m. at 5600 S. Halsted in Chicago. Followed by the parade procession at 10:30 a.m. starting at 56th and Halsted proceeding south to 67th Street and then west to Throop Street. The parade finale and celebration is at Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine, from 11:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.