Enjoy One Last Summer Celebration Before It’s Back to School Time and Take CTA to the Exciting 94th Bud Billiken Parade

August 11, 2023

Let CTA get you to Washington Park for the parade and avoid traffic and parking hassles

Hop on board the CTA -- the perfect choice for getting to Washington Park to enjoy all the festivities around the exciting Bud Billiken Parade this Saturday and enjoy the final days of summer break before kids head back to school. CTA will get you right to the park, helping you avoid the stress and costs with finding parking.

CTA’s popular, unlimited ride passes – the 1-day pass costs just $5 – are a bargain and a great choice for those attending the parade on Saturday.

  • Rail Service: The Green Line provides the closest access to the parade. Customers can exit at Indiana, 43rd, 47th, 51st, and Garfield stations.
  • Bus Service: Several CTA bus routes serve the parade area, including:
  • #3 King Drive
  • #4 Cottage Grove
  • #15 Jeffery Local
  • #29 State
  • #43 43rd
  • #47 47th
  • #55 Garfield

Multiple bus routes in the area will be rerouted. Check out the alerts on our website for more information: https://www.transitchicago.com/alerts/

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by purchasing fare passes in advance by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account.

Stay in the loop on CTA service changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates.

For additional route information riders should call 312-836-7000 or check the CTA website: https://www.transitchicago.com/schedules/

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