ABC 7 Chicago presents live, HD Broadcast of Bud Billiken Parade

A summer tradition in Chicago since 1929 continues when ABC 7 broadcasts the 82nd annual Bud Billiken Parade, live and in HD, Saturday, August 13, 10:00 am– 12:30pm.
ABC 7 co-hosts Cheryl Burton, Jim Rose, and Hosea Sanders will be in the broadcast booth capturing all the fun for viewers watching at home. ABC 7’s Karen Jordan will also be a part of the festivities, checking out the action along the parade route.  In addition, members of the ABC 7 news team including Linda Yu, Ron Magers, Rafer Weigel, Val Warner and Leah Hope will ride atop the station’s colorful float.
With more than 1.5 million people in attendance, the Bud Billiken Parade is the largest African-American parade and the second largest parade overall in the country. Recognized as a day of family fun and celebration, the parade has become an anticipated event in Chicago each August.  The Bud Billiken Parade makes its way down Martin Luther King Drive from 42nd Street to Washington Park.
ABC 7’s broadcast of the Bud Billiken Parade is available on-demand at
Christopher Bowen is the executive producer of the Bud Billiken Parade.