Sunday at 12:00 PM

Salon A Room 1

The Tradition of a King and Queen of the Bud Billiken® Parade dates back to 1949. The Bud Billiken® Parade was established in 1929 as an end of summer event for children. It provided a day of celebration to have fun, and a platform to showcase their talents before heading back to school in the fall. Applicants must be between 8 and 12 years of age. Awardees receive prizes that include a week of fun consisting of chauffeured tours of some of Chicago’s most exciting attractions, a special luncheon in their honor, a float designed especially for the Royal Court, and many other surprises.