Celebrate Black History Month 2024

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Some great ways to celebrate Black History Month 2024
You can choose to honor this legacy in many ways—encompassing everything from education to entertainment. So, check out the diverse sampling of Bay Area Black History Month-inspired events.

Visit the Museum of the African Diaspora during February for a month of exhibitions, programs, and events including artist talks, open mic nights, book readings, and groups. Event prices vary, but on Feb. 10th admission is free to all.
685 Mission St (at 3rd), San Francisco.

Black History Month at Children’s FairylandFairyland is celebrating the ingenuity, contributions, triumphs, and culture of Oakland’s African-American community. You’ll become familiar with compelling figures and facts you never knew, from Black Cowboys to Black Panthers and so much more in between. They also have a schedule of performers including, music, circus, and storytelling.
Through February, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland.

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Black History Month Celebration
OIGC returns to the legendary Freight & Salvage for its 9th Annual Black History Month Celebration. A history lesson through song, OIGC presents a variety of music, from traditional to contemporary gospel, and performs Negro spirituals with an authenticity not often found outside of the South. Experience the music and energy up close and personal in an intimate space.
Sunday, February 11th at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley.

OMCA Black Power
Visit the Oakland Museum to view their ongoing Black Power exhibit. Uncover the history of the Black Power movements in California with a compelling addition to the Gallery of California History. This installation illustrates the creative ways Black anti-racist activists in California supported their communities and challenged the U.S. government.
1000 Oak Street, Oakland.

Black Joy Parade
Come out for the sixth annual parade and festival to celebrate the past, present, and future of the Black experience, featuring more than 200 Black-owned vendors, two stages of Black performances and activities for the whole family at Lil Joy for kids, Games n’ Grooves and Healing Village, as well as the largest Black Joy Parade procession in the country. Free admission.
Sunday, February 25th from 12 to 7 PM at 20th Street at Franklin Street, Oakland.


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