Office of Civic Engagement
The University of Chicago, UChicago Medicine, and UChicago Charter School kicked off the 2015-2016 Back to School season, on Saturday, August 8, by leading the 86th annual Bud Billiken parade.
An annual tradition since 1929, the Bud Billiken parade is a two-mile march down Martin Luther King Drive, south from Oakwood Boulevard to 55th Street in Washington Park. It is sponsored by Chicago Defender Charities and heralded as the second largest parade in the U.S.
Originally published on September 8, 2015.