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2019 Bud Billiken Day Parade & Cookout

  • I-NOMA Float #159 3315 South Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Drive Chicago, IL, 60616 United States (map)

I-NOMA invites all who are interested to join us Saturday, August 10 for the Bud Billiken Day Parade and Cookout.

The Bud Billiken Day Parade is an annual parade held since 1929 in Chicago, Illinois. Held annually on the second Saturday in August, the parade route travels through the Bronzeville and Washington Park neighborhoods on the city's south side.

For an I-NOMA first, this year we will have a float showcasing the best student models from the Annual Project Pipeline Summer Camp!

See details below for the day’s events.

Walk with the I-NOMA Float (#159)

  • Staging/ Meetup Location - South of 33rd St on the east side of S King Drive - Look for our float - staging numbers will also be marked on the ground to help guide you.
    Am I-NOMA volunteer will also be positioned at 31st and S King Drive near the Parade Marshall if you have difficulty locating the group.

  • Participant Arrival - 9:00am - 9:30am

  • Attire - All Participants are asked to wear a WHITE or BLACK Willis Tower Camp T-Shirt.
    The parade route is long, so comfortable footwear is encouraged.

Potluck Cookout at Washington Park

The cookout is our chance to gather and celebrate our Pipeline Camp success and enjoy a day of food and fellowship.

During the cookout, we will also be taking time to commemorate the life of Ken Casey, a longtime NOMA member, mentor, and friend to many.

  • Location - Washington Park - Near E 53rd & S Cottage Grove Ave

  • Volunteer Setup Arrival - 11:30am

  • Participant Arrival - 12:30pm, At end of Parade Route

  • Attire - Dress for a day of Fun and Fellowship

  • If you have a grill, additional chairs, tables, games, etc, that you are willing to bring to the cookout, please let us know to coordinate.

Earlier Event: July 31
Project Pipeline Summer Camp
Later Event: August 22
Business Development Mixer Workshop