Chicago street closures scheduled for Columbus Day Parade, Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations

The Columbus Day Parade is set to kick-off Monday morning.

It is the 70th anniversary of the event.

Assembly will begin on Upper Wacker Drive near Wabash Avenue at 9 a.m.

The parade will then begin at 1 p.m.

Street closures are as follows:

  • Upper Wacker Drive from Wabash Avenue to Franklin Street
  • State Street from Kinzie Street to Wacker Drive
  • State Street from Wacker Drive to Van Buren
  • Van Buren to Congress Parkway


Additionally, Chicago residents and people across the country will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, as a push to replace Columbus Day continues. 

Last year, on the second Monday in October, President Joe Biden issued a presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples Day, providing the biggest boost yet to efforts trying to refocus the federal holiday.

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Chicago has the third-largest Indigenous population in the U.S., with more than 70,000 Native Americans representing over 175 tribes.