August 8, 2009
Organizer: Chicago Defender Charities
What to expect: High school drill teams, floats, marching bands and more down MLK Drive.
Why to go: It's a chance to witness the country's largest African-American parade, and celebrate the protection of youth (Bud's not real, you know).
Additional info: The parade begins at 39th Street and Martin Luther King Drive and heads south to Washington Park.
Centerstage Reviewer: Ben Rubenstein