Bud Billiken Parade
A Chicago summer tradition since 1929 continued with the ABC7 broadcast of the 79th annual Bud Billiken Parade, live and in HD, Saturday, August 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
ABC 7 co-hosts Cheryl Burton, Jim Rose, and Bill Campbell were in the broadcast booth capturing all the fun for viewers watching at home. ABC 7's Karen Jordan and 190 North's Doug Banks also were part of the festivities, checking out the action along the parade route.
In addition, members of the ABC7 Chicagp news team, including Ron Magers, Hosea Sanders, Harry Porterfield, Charles Thomas, Stacey Baca and Ravi Baichwal rode atop the station's colorful float.
Beloved Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse served as the parade's Grand Marshals.
With more than a million people in attendance, the Bud Billiken Parade is the largest African-American parade and the second largest parade overall in the country. Recognized as a day of family fun and celebration, the parade has become an anticipated event in Chicago each August.
Each year, the Bud Billiken Parade makes its way down Martin Luther King Drive from 39th Street to Washington Park.
ABC7's broadcast of the Bud Billiken Parade will be available Saturday evening on-demand at www.abc7chicago.com
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