2024 - 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade


Viva Mexico! 

The Little Village Chamber of Commerce announces a new date and theme for the 2024 - 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade - Saturday, September 15th!.

The annual parade will kick-off at noon on our parade for Mexican Independence Day celebration, Saturday, September 15, 2024. 

The parade’s theme will be determined soon. It will focus on the never-ending growing sense of love and pride that we carry even from the distance, to every single region of México". 

Parade participants and floats will represent the different states in Mexico, showcasing the many Mexican traditions and culture that reside not just in Little Village but all over the city of Chicago and beyond.

- “This is now a tradition passed to the new generation of Mexican’s and the community in general. The city of Chicago’s Mexican community commemorate Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1810, with proud festivities, visually amazing parades, traditional music, and the most varied food our local residents can offer. ”, - said Jennifer Aguilar, Executive Director, Little Village Chamber of Commerce.

- “Safety, like every year, remains our highest priority and we plan to deliver a safe and fun parade for our residents and visitors to enjoy. We also invite everyone to stay after the parade to shop and dine locally at the many shops and restaurants along the 26th street corridor to fully experience all our community has to offer.” - explained Blanca Soto, Chief Operating Officer from LVCC

The parade will continue its tradition by kicking-off from the historic Little Village Arch located on 26th street and Albany Avenue and proceed down 26th street to Kostner Avenue. The 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade is considered one of the largest parades in the Midwest and brings together over 400,000 participants, residents, and visitors along the two-and half-mile business corridor. The parade features brightly colored floats, mariachi bands, and folkloric dancing. The parade is attended and enjoyed by residents, elected officials, community leaders, local businesses, entertainers, artisans, and artists.

To participate please contact Sarai Guerrero at sarai@littlevillagechamber.org or at (773) 521-5387.