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22nd Annual 3 Kings Parade

January 5, 2017
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Join us for the 22nd Annual Three Kings Winter Festival & Parade 2017

Chicago, IL January 5, 2017 - The Annual Three Kings Parade will take place on Friday, January 6th in front of Nellies Restaurant (2558 W Division Street) and ends at the Humboldt Park Field House at 1440 N. Sacramento Avenue (Humboldt Blvd). This tradition has been celebrated in Humboldt Park for over 20th years which includes the parade and giving of new toys to thousands children. This colorful parade features The Three Kings on horse & carriage, trolleys and busses, classic fire truck, motorcycles, music and hundreds of children and parents. This year we dedicate the parade to long time community activist and Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera).

FREE EVENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY, Toys for Children ages 0-13 years old.

PROGRAM:

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Register & Hot Chocolate at Teresa Roldan Apartments (1154 N. Campbell Ave.)
  • 3:00pm Three Kings Parade / Kick off
  • 3:45pm Toy Giveaway, Music/Parranda, Humboldt Park Field House (1440 N. Sacramento/Humboldt Blvd.)
  • 6:00pm END

The Dia de Los Reyes or Three Kings Day is celebrated on January 6th (Day of the Epiphany), which marks the traditional day in Puerto Rico/Latin America when children receive their Christmas Holiday gifts. Today, especially in Puerto Rico, it has become a major (secular) holiday tradition of music, gifts and song. In keeping with this tradition, the Puerto Rican/Latino community in Humboldt Park comes together to bring gifts and cheer to all the children who brave the weather for this, the first parade of the year in Chicago. For More Information please see our website www.dsbda.org .

This event is sponsored by: Alderman Roberto Maldonado of the 26th Ward, Illinois State Representative Cynthia Soto, The Puerto Rican Cultural Center, the Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA), the Chicago Park District (Humboldt Park), Chicago Land Toys For Tots, West Town Bikes, La Voz del Paseo Boricua, Roberto Clemente High School, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School, The Division Street Business Development Association.

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