March and perform in a Chicago tradition

Welcome to Chicago! What better stage for your national debut than this world-class city? In the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, you will strut your stuff down historic State Street and past the Christmas tree in Daley Center Plaza, at the heart of this unique city. Experience the thrill of marching down streets packed with excited spectators, and feel the TV cameras on you as your friends and family cheer you on at home. Now accepting applications for the Nov 2021 parade!