What a great turnout and parade we had yesterday! So many NOBLE members came out for the Bud Billiken Parade. Special thanks to the following departments for also bringing their department cars which were a big hit, especially with the younger spectators: Markham Police Department, Oak Park Police Department, Robbins Police Department, Calumet City Police Department, University of Chicago Police Department, Olympia Fields Police Department, Illinois State Police Department, Village of South Holland Police Department, Hazel Crest Police Department, Maywood Police Department, and the different units of the Chicago Police Department! Thank you all for a memorable parade and impressive display of NOBLE!
The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic is traditionally held on the second Saturday of August in Chicago. The Bud Billiken Parade is in celebration of Chicago's back-to-school time and the end of the summer break. The focus of the parade is on the betterment of Chicago youth. The parade features celebrities, politicians, businessmen, civic organizations, and youth and concludes in Washington Park where the picnic will take place. The parade travels along Martin Luther King Drive from 35th Street to 55th Street. This Chicago tradition was a televised event on Channel 7 ABC Chicago.