Chicago's Greek Independence Day Parade 2017
Chicago's Greek Independence Day parade remembers the time when Greek revolutionaries and allies would gain victory over the oppressive Ottoman Turkish empire in 1821.
The fun and spirited event commemorates the 196th anniversary of the Greek declaration of independence and is a true testament to the pride and love for country that is synonymous with the Greek people.
Since 1964, the Greek American community has made this event a fun time for all to enjoy colorful traditional costumes, a sense of community and genuine Hellenic spirit.
Beginning at 2:30pm, the parade will include floats and marchers representing churches and organizations from all across Chicagoland.
Guests of the parade are also welcome to enjoy dining at any of the famous Greek restaurants on the Halsted strip in Greektown... OPA!
Sun. April 30, 2:30pm
Halsted Street, between Randolph and Van Buren