Chicago Thanksgiving Parade 2021 Parking Guide

The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade is back for 2021! The parade celebrates its 87th year and starts at 8:00 AM on Thanksgiving Day. People, bands, and floats will travel up State Street, beginning at Ida B. Wells and ending at Randolph.

Where is the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 8:00 AM at the intersection of Ida B. Wells and Congress Parkway. The parade marches up State Street, ending at State and Randolph around 11:00 AM. This parade has everything to put a smile on anyone’s face including; giant helium balloons, a huge array of floats, marching bands, dancers, and honorary guests: Teddy Turkey and Santa Claus!

Where do I park for the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade?

The parade is projected to attract nearly 500,000 spectators watching along State Street. Street parking around the parade will be rare to come across as well given road closures as well as temporary towing zones. SpotHero can help you by allowing you to make a parking reservation ahead of time all over the city.

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We’ve picked a few garages located along the parade route that are a quick walk to State Street.

Parking FacilityParade Day PriceReserve Online
Adams & Wabash Garage – 17-21 E Adams St$15Book Now
33 W Monroe St. – Garage$30Book Now
Macy’s Valet Stand – 102 N Wabash Ave$15Book Now
Wabash-Randolph Garage – 166 N Wabash Ave$14Book Now

Helpful Links

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Website