PARADE ROUTE: Rolling closing times. Cross streets will close as the parade travels south down the route. The parade starts at 12 Noon at the Broadway/Montrose corner proceeding south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive.
NO PARKING: Both the Assembly Area and Parade Route will be posted with temporary signs indicating “NO PARKING ON SUNDAY June 25th, FROM 5:00 am TO 8:00 pm. – Both sides of the street, unless otherwise indicated.” Due to the volume of vehicles involved, the issuing of parking violation, citations, and towing will start at 5 a.m. promptly.
Montrose Ave. – Greenview Ave. to Hazel St.
Broadway – Leland Ave. to Grace St.
Sunnyside Ave. – Broadway to North Sheridan Rd.
Halsted St.* – Grace St. to to Belmont Ave.
Belmont Ave. – Racine Ave. to Broadway St.
Broadway – Melrose Ave. to Diversey Pkwy.
Diversey Pkwy. – Broadway to Cannon Dr. (Sheridan)
Cannon Dr. – Diversey Pkwy. to Fullerton Pkwy.
Addison St. – 736 W. Addison St. to Sheffield Ave.
Waveland Ave. – Halsted St. to Broadway St.
Grace St. – Halsted St. to Fremont St.
Clifton – Montrose Ave. to Sunnyside Ave.
N. Sheridan Rd. – Sunnyside Ave. to Buena Ave.
Buena Ave. – Sheridan Rd. to Broadway
Wellington Ave. – Clark St. to Sheffield Ave.
N. Sheridan Rd. – Montrose Ave. to Wilson.
* Please note that parking on Halsted and Belmont will be restricted until 4 a.m. Monday, June 26th.
TOWING: Begins at 5 am. Due to the volume of vehicles involved, the issuing of parking violation citations and towing will start at 5 am – Promptly.
CROSS STREETS: Rolling closing times. Cross streets will close as the parade travels south down the route. After stepping off at Noon, the parade will take approximately two and one-half hours to finish crossing the Broadway & Montrose corner. After this time, the floats will still be winding their way to the end of the parade route at Diversey & Sheridan. This year there will NOT be a Buffer Zone on Halsted Street after the parade ends. Police will work to re-open the streets to vehicular traffic as soon as cleaning crews are finished and the streets will not remain open to foot traffic. (Check this website for any updates).
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: From the Red Line: Wilson, Sheridan, Addison or Belmont all provide access via a short walk to the parade route.
PLEASE NOTE: The Belmont station (and the surrounding area) tends to become the most crowded, so you are encouraged to consider watching the parade from the other parts of the route, including areas toward the start of the route—such as Broadway, south of Montrose—which are served by both the nearby Wilson and Sheridan stations on the Red Line. In addition, a number of lakefront bus routes including the 146 and 151 provide convenient access from the north, the Gold Coast/North Michigan Ave. and downtown to areas east of the parade route.
Extra service will be provided on the ‘L’ on parade day to accommodate the large numbers of people who attend the parade. Due to the increase of local traffic and a number of bus reroutes, potential parade spectators are advised to make use of the L or the various bus routes.
Best CTA Exit Points:
- Wellington/Sheffield Stop off the Brown Line
- Diversey/Sheffield Stop off the Brown Line
- Addison/Sheffield stop off the Blue Line
- Wilson/Broadway Stop which is closest and is a Red/Purple Line
8 Halsted, 22 Clark, 36 Broadway, 76 Diversey, 77 Belmont, 78 Montrose, 151 Sheridan, 152 Addison.
*Also see CTA web site or call them for updated information concerning the train and bus routes. CTA: 1-312-836-7000 www.transitchicago.com
*Other information on public transportation: 1-312-322-6777 www.metrarail.com
PEDESTRIAN CROSS-OVER STREETS:
(Subject to change).
There will be at least nine cross-over streets:
Montrose Ave. at Broadway
Irving Park Rd. at Broadway
Grace St. at Halsted St.
Addison St. at Halsted St.
Roscoe St. at Halsted St.
Wellington Ave. at Broadway
Aldine St. at Halsted St.
Cornelia Ave. at Halsted St.
Barry Ave. at Broadway
At each corner of the streets listed above there will be police officers assigned to assist pedestrians to cross the parade route.
NEEDS AND SPECIAL NEEDS:
1. Portable Restrooms – are stationed along both the parade line-up street and the parade route. Included at several locations are restrooms for the physically challenged.
2. Physically Challenged Area/Wheel chair Accessible Area/Seniors – for people who need or want more space: the sidewalks of W. Diversey Pkwy. (near 600 W. Diversey). Traditionally this area of the parade route has fewer spectators than other sections of the parade route. Spectators in these areas generally arrive there early on parade morning to secure their viewing spots. Included there are restrooms for the physically challenged.
3. Seniors (outdoor) – The area mentioned above in #2 (600 W. Diversey sidewalks) is a designated OUTDOOR area for seniors. Spectators in this area generally arrive there early on parade morning to secure their viewing spots. Included there are restrooms for the physically challenged.
4. Cooling Busses:
Halsted, south of Belmont; Addison, west of Halsted; Belmont, east of Broadway; Wilton, north of Belmont; Buena, west of Broadway. (Check this website for any updates).
5. Chicago Fire Department First Aid Stations:
- HALSTED at Addison – at 901 W. Addison Ave next to the Circle K Gas Station West side of the street
- HALSTED at Roscoe- at 765 W. Roscoe East Side Adjacent to 7-11 on the east side of the street
- HALSTED at Roscoe- at 802 W. Roscoe West Side Adjacent to Roscoe’s Tavern
- HALSTED at Belmont-at 3165 N. Halsted adjacent to the Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
- Surf & Diversey: 561 W Surf across from the Broadway Parking Lot and Walmart
Pharmacy on the west side of the street