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An Official 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions Pre-Parliament Event

The Parade of Faiths


Chicago area faith, spiritual, & cultural communities.


Sunday, August 13th from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM


Register a float representing your community.

The deadline for submissions is August 1st!

The Parade of Faiths is a pre-Parliament event that celebrates Chicago’s rich diversity with a parade of music, dance, and celebration open to the public the afternoon before the opening of the 9th Convening of the Parliament of the World’s Religions

Chicago holds the distinction of hosting the 1893 World Parliament of Religions, which was the landmark birthplace of the modern interfaith movement. At the Parade, local faith, spiritual, and cultural communities share floats and displays of dance and movement highlighting their history, legacy, and diversity.

  • Date

    Sunday, August 13th

  • Set-Up Time

    10:00 AM

  • Duration

    1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

  • Starting Location

    2901 S Martin Luther King Dr Chicago, 60616
  • Final Destination

    2200 S. Indiana Ave
    3100 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
    With additional festivities.

  • Price

    Nonprofit | $75
    For-profit | $125


  • When can I arrive for set-up? Parade participants can start arriving at 10:00 am.
  • When does the parade start? Step off time is 1:30pm 
  • Where should I arrive for the parade? All participating floats and walking groups should gather at 2901 S Martin Luther King Dr Chicago, 60616.

Have additional questions on the Parade of Faiths? Need financial assistance? Contact with inquiries.

Connect with Chicago representatives from your community and encourage them to sign-up today!