6th Annual Black Joy Parade

Poster for the 6th Annual Black Joy ParadeAnd the category is…JOY!
Join the largest free, family-friendly event of its kind in California. The 6th Annual Black Joy Parade and festival celebrates the Black experience past, present, and future. The invitation is to come and be present, be creative, be open, and be free. Sunday, February 26, 2023, will be a bold celebration of community and culture.

If this is your first time visiting the parade and festival then get ready to see, hear, feel, and move to more Black joy than you ever imagined.

What’s at The Black Joy Parade?

  • 200+ Black-owned vendors including food, drinks, clothing, handmade items, and more.
  • 2 stages of Black performances, including a soon-to-be-announced headliner and The Black Joy Choir
  • Activities for the whole family at Lil Joy for kids, Games n’ Grooves, and Healing Village.
  • The Black Joy Parade official merch
  • And, of course, the largest Black Joy Parade procession in the country!

6th Annual Black Joy Parade
February 26th starting at 12:30 PM
14th and Franklin in downtown Oakland
Following the parade, the festival begins at 12 PM and ends at 7 PM.
The main entrance to the festival is 19th and Franklin Streets.

Admissions are free for all so bring your friends and family! If you’re able, please donate via Eventbrite to support the movement. Black Joy Parade is a volunteer-run organization and a registered 501c3. All donations go to support local artists and the production of the event.

You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
Visit the Black Joy Parade website for more information, and the FAQ page can be found here.


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