Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Thursday, November 25th, 2021 from 6:30am to 11:00am (CT)


Have you ever turned on WGN on Thanksgiving morning and thought to yourself, “That would be so fun to be in that Parade!”?

Well now is your chance! The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade is looking for volunteers like you!

Grab some friends & family and start a new holiday tradition! Sign up to walk down State Street as a Banner Carrier, VIP Host, as part of the Poo Crew or something else! Lots of great opportunities available for individuals and groups!


Check it out & sign up at

Volunteers must be at least 12 and those under 18 need a guardian signature to join the fun. The Application Deadline is October 15th. Questions? Email

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Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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