When October 10, 2022 at 11:30am 3 hrs 30 mins
Where Chicago's State Street (that GREAT STREET) State & Wacker, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Contact Chicago GOP Office Staff [email protected] 773-791-7907

Join us for the 70th Annual Columbus Day Parade

Presented by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans

Monday, October 10, 2022 
1:00pm Kickoff
State Street (From Wacker Drive to Van Buren Street) 

We are proud to announce the 2022 Columbus Day Parade
Saluting Angelo & Romana Caputo 

Thanks for your patience! We received the 70th Annual Columbus Day Parade information late this morning and wish to share with everyone and anyone who would like to march the route with us on Monday.

- We're gathering - beginning at 11:30am - on Wacker Drive, just EAST of State Street

- Please be in position before Noon

- Our GOP Float is #64 (line up on Wacker Drive, EAST of State Street, in the middle lane, NOT at the curbs)

- Bailey Firetruck is #64A

- We'll march between the GOP Float and the Bailey Firetruck

- Please gather on Wacker Drive between 11:30 & Noon on Monday. 

- Dress appropriately, temps should be in the low 60's. You can wear the regalia of Republican candidates who are currently in the race in Illinois, specifically: State-wides, County-wides, local races. Nothing from the past (or future or other states), please.

- If driving, we suggest you park near the end of the parade (Van Buren), as the float will NOT be able to bring you back to the Wacker Drive area. Of course, you can grab an Uber, Lyft or a taxi, as CTA will be re-routed for a while.

Line up needs to be complete by 12:30 and parade formally begins at 1pm when media coverage on ABC Channel 7 begins. The parade will be live on ABC-7 TV for an hour, but live-streamed in its entirety if it goes long on the ABC 7 website. It will also be rebroadcast in its entirety on TV the following Saturday, October 15. 
Will you come?