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Ward 11 Parade and Festival
Saturday August 13th , 2022 11:00 A.M.

 The Ward 11 Parade and Festival, a new community event will take place
Saturday August 13 th , 2022 from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Roadways for the parade will be closed at 10:00 a.m.

On Saturday, August 13, the El Barrio Community Center will host a parade and festival as part of the City’s Forward for Fun Initiative.


The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. at the corner of Buckbee and Kishwaukee Street, followed by a free festival from noon to 8 p.m. at Keye-Mallquist Park, 1702 11th Street. There will be music, dancing, food, games, prizes and a raffle every hour.


EL Barrio Community Center’s mission is to provide the community with non-profit services and information, including CPR classes, job training, basic computer skills, immigration seminars and gang prevention/intervention, as well as health seminars.


After two years of a pandemic, which isolated many people in our community and across the globe, the goal of the Forward for Fun initiative is to bring together residents for new, fun events while supporting local small businesses and entrepreneurs.



Traffic will be impacted as follows:

 Kishwaukee St. (IL 251) at Buckbee St. to Broadway will be monitored for vehicular
traffic beginning at 11:00a.m. Road will be completely opened by 11:45 a.m.
 Broadway at Kishwaukee St. to 12 th St. will be closed from 10:00a.m. to noon.
 12 th St. from Broadway to Keye-Mallquist Park will also be closed during these times.
 The festival will take place at Keye-Mallquist Park from noon-8:00p.m., please using
caution while driving in the area!
 Police traffic control will be located along the route, specifically at the intersection
Kishwaukee/Buckbee and Kishwaukee/Broadway to allow periodic traffic through as
 A marked detour route will be posted for those traveling on Kishwaukee St. (IL 251).

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