It’s the second Saturday of August and time for the Bud Billiken Parade 2010! This year around the Bud Billiken Parade will be marking its 81st anniversary and it’s no small feat. Having survived decades of celebration, the tradition of holding America’s largest African-American Link card holders parade continues to this day, with the zest and zeal ever intact.
The Bud Billiken Parade 2010 is expected to officially start at 10 am and will witness the attendance of 275 organizations.
The organizations are going to be using a lot of pomp and pageantry to get the kids of Chicago involved in the proceedings of the back-to-school parade held every year. You should definitely look out for the float of African and Mexican dancers presented by the DuSable Museum of African American History. The purpose behind it is to enhance the understanding of the black Mexican history. Apart from the exposure to history, the kids will also be given a chance to study about real life matters like responsibility, marriage and employment.
The Bud Billiken Parade 2010 is going to start from the King Drive to the Washington Park. An estimated 1.5 million people are expected to turn up and have lots of fun at the event.