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2020 Good Neighbor Day Parade officially canceled

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 23, 2020) – The Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce released an official statement this afternoon canceling this year’s Good Neighbor Day Parade.

“Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty with regards to the opening of large gatherings here in Illinois, he Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to cancel this year’s Good Neighbor Day Parade,” read the notice emailed by Chamber Director Amy Todd. “We were hoping to be able to postpone it until August, but our first priority is the health and safety of everyone involved. We are looking forward to having our next parade in May of 2021.”

The Chamber was planning to debut a new route for this year’s parade.

The Good Neighbor Day Parade is unique to Lansing, Illinois, and has been organized under that name since 1970. (Parades held in earlier years were known as the Lansing Spring Parade.)

For more information about this historic Lansing tradition, read Carrie Steinweg’s 2018 article, “Good Neighbor Day Parade is one-of-a-kind.”

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


  1. It is better to err on the side of caution and just wait until next year for the safety of all Lansing residents

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