Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. The Chicago parade is considered one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation. Since 1870, Memorial Day parades have graced the streets of Chicago.
Gather with thousands of people to honor veterans and active duty military at Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade. The parade steps off at State and Lake Streets and travels south to Van Buren. The Wreath Laying Ceremony takes place at the Richard J. Daley Center Plaza (50 W. Washington St.) at 11 a.m., and the parade begins at noon. Admission is free.