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Columbus Day Parade

Join us for the
71st Annual Columbus Day Parade
ctober 9, 2023
12:00 P.M.
tate Street

(From Wacker Drive to Van Buren Street) 

Our Columbus Day Parade is beginning earlier this year at 12:00pm!

If you are participating in the parade, please try to be your position or float between 10:30am and 11:00am. Once you arrive, report to Wacker Drive and either Clark Street, Dearborn Street, or State Street and check in with any marshal in a red vest, they will show you exactly where to go!


School bus parking is on Van Buren left of Dearborn, both sides of the street up to Wacker Drive. Overflow will be on Jackson starting at Franklin to Dearborn, south side of street only. 


If you have any questions, you can call 708-450-9050 and leave a message and someone will get back to you shortly.

2023 Columbus Day Parade Line-up


1.  Chicago Police Mounted Patrol Unit (15 Horses)

2.  Chicago Police Motorcycle Unit and the Illinois Patriot Guard Motorcycle Riders

3.  Great Lakes Navy Band and Military Color Guard

4.  Great Lakes Navy Band Vehicle

5.  Joint Civic Committee Banner-Aluise Family Carriers

6.  Front Line #1 JCCIA Officers, Parade Chair, Consul, Italian Delegation, Major Elected Officials

7.  Front Line #2 Elected Officials

8.  Front Line #3 Past Parade Chairmen, Past JCCIA Presidents, Executive Committee, Dignitaries

9.  JCCIA Office Staff Convertible

10.  Alderman Nicholas Sposato Vehicle

11.  River Grove Police Squad

12.  River Grove Grammar School Band

13.  JCCIA Float Columbus Queen & Court

14.  Village of Elmwood Park Police Squad #1

15.  Village of Elmwood Park Police Squad #2

16.  Supreme Lobster-Santa Maria with Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella

17.  Tony's Fresh Markets - Pinta Ship Float

18.  Village of Melrose Park -Nina Ship Float

19.  Village of Melrose Park Police Squad

19A.  Columbian Club Float featuring Cece Santana

20.  Greco & Sons Float Featuring Regina Karma

21.  Scott Harris Hospitality-Francesca's Restaurants Salute to Sophia Loren

22.  Bishop Noll Marching Warriors Band

23.  Bellevue Restaurant Float presented by The Barbara Family

24.  Fred Barbara Trucking (Truck)

25.  Michael Tadin in memory of the Bertucci Family from Bridgeport-Float

26.  Marina Cartage/MT Cartage (Truck)-In Memory of Anthony Minnie Bertucci, founder of Marina Cartage in 1958

27.  Christine Belpedio Dance Company Marchers

28.  Christine Belpedio Dance Company Vehicle

29.  Calabrese in America Float

30.  Chicago West Suburban UNICO Salute to Milan/Chicago Sister Cities Float

31.  Casa Italia-Italian Cultural Center Float Salute to Ancient Italy-Library Volunteers

32.  St. Mary of Sambuca Society 120th Anniversary Marchers

33.  SACA-Sicilian American Cultural Association Marchers

34.  SKATES- Chicago Wolves Mascot

35.  Cheese Merchants salute to Ellis Island Float featuring Chicago's Pianoman Band

36.  Comitato Tricolori Italiani Nel Mondo (COMITES) Marchers

37.  Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Replica Float

38.  Knights of Columbus Marchers

39.  Chicago Classic Coach-following KoC

40.  Old National Bank Salute to Enrico Fermi Float featuring John Anthony

41.  ABC 7 Convertible #1

42.  ABC 7 Convertible #2

43.  ABC 7 Convertible #3

44.  Old Neighborhood Italian American Club Salute to Dominic DiFrisco

45.  Onesti Entertainment Salute to Tony Bennett presenting Antonia Bennett Float

46.  Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization (CIACO) salute to Mother Francis Cabrini Float

47.  Italian American Executives of Transportation (IAET) Float featuring Joe Martino


49.  Vantius Investigations and Security-Sergio Serritella, Parade Chair featuring Coco Hawley


51.  Napleton Vehicles (2)

52.  Chicago Police Foundation

53.  Caputo's Fresh Markets Float

54.  Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band

55.  Our Lady of Angels…Remembering our Angels

56.  Notre Dame High School Marching Band

57.  Notre Dame Regional Flags of Italy

58.  Notre Dame High School Marchers

59.  Elk Grove Sister Cities Sicilian Cart with Horse

60.  Gullo International Float with Luca Virago

61.  Midway Dodge Salute to Dick Biondi with Jim Peterik and The Ides of March

62.  Flagthrowers of Faenza


64.  Taranta Dancers from Puglia, Italy


67.  World Fashion Festival Marchers

68.  Westosha Central High School Marching Falcons Band

69.  Jesse White Tumblers

70.  Jesse White Tumblers vehicle

71.  Greek Town Float

72.  Vero Gelato Truck

73.  Ancona Jewelers Float featuring Uncle Louie & Pasqualino

74.  G Group Construction & Franklin Park Plumbing Float

75.  Crete Monee Marching Band

76.  Academy of Thai Classical Dance & Music, Wat Dhammaram Marchers

77.  Jimmy's Hot Dogs Fire Truck and other Vehicles

78.  Hardcore Italians Float Salutes the Fra Noi Magazine

79.  Justinian Society of Lawyers Float salutes Dolce & Gabbana featuring Daniela Crocco

80.  Marconi Foods/Formusa 125th Anniversary Float

81.  Kelly College Prep Marching Band

82.  Italian American Veterans Museum Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Italy Air Force with General Maurizio Cantiello pulled by US Army Vehicle

83.  OSDIA Grand Lodge of Wisconsin Marchers

84.  National Italian American Foundation Salute to Italo Balbo 90th Anniversary

85.  Fly Girl Dance & Fitness Dancers

86.  Sanfilippo/Fisher Nut Company Calliope

87.  Cesare Battisti Lodge & St. Anthony Lodge ISDA/IANU Float

88.  Miss Italia Vehicle

89.  Chicago Vespa Club

90.  D'Avola Classic Imported Italian Cars-30 (15 pair)

91.  Hillcrest High School Marching Band

92.  1966 Batmobile

93.  Neri Construction

94.  XR Realty Marchers

95.  Village of Norridge Police Squad

96.  Village of Norridge Marchers

97.  Norwood Park Marchers

98.  Norwood Park Marchers Vehicle

99.  Norwood Park Police Squad

100.  Proviso East High School Marching Band

101.  Perricone Bros. Vehicle

102.  Perricone Bros. Vehicle

103.   Perricone Bros. Vehicle

104.  Filipino American Community Organizations

105.  National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Salute to Rocky Marciano Float

106.  Golder College Prep Band

107.  American Knights Police Motorcycle Club

108.  Pan American Bank-Avanti Group of Young Italian American Professionals Float featuring Pino Farina

109.  Polish American Congress Marchers

110.  Polish American Congress Vehicles

111.  Johnson High School Band


113.  Freeing Sweets Dancers

114.  Tony Ocean Salute to Dean Martin Float

115.  Ruffino Estates Wine Salute to Vino Italiano Float

116.  Rosebud Restaurants Honoring to Frank Sinatra Float featuring Nick Pontarelli

117.  Stone Park Police

118.  Broadview Police

119.  River Forest Police

120.  Bloomingdale Police

121.  Forest Park Police

121A.  Forest View Police

122.  Addison Police

123.  Hillside Police

124.  Rainbow Cone Truck

125.  Save Da Hoomans Float

126.  Order Sons and Daughters of America Marchers

127.  San Rocco di Potenza Float

128.  Forno Rosso Pizza Oven Salute to Pizza Vehicle

129.  Ramallah Club of Chicago Palestinian Marchers

130.  Pulaski International School/Chicago Marching Sabers Band

131.  Pronto Café Float saluting Espresso!

132.  Hott Productions Marchers

133.  Hott Productions Auto

134.  Societa San Pio Marchers

135.  Cheer Destiny Marchers

136.  Cheer Auto

137.  Roberto Clemente Marchers

138.  Blue Star Security Vehicle

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