In February 2019 the Black Joy Parade will fill the streets of Oakland. We welcome all types of individuals and organizations to join the procession and be a part of the 2nd annual Black Joy Parade.
Beyond the need to travel 8 blocks, there is no limit to what you can create! We encourage participants to bring their unique flavor of Black Joy from floats and marching bands, to costumes, dance, art and more. Be creative. Be positive. Be energetic and free!
Following the Black Joy Parade there will be a celebration featuring Black art, crafts, food and wine vendors, as well as non-profits, community services and two stages of performances for the community to enjoy. While we highly encourage Black-owned and affiliated organization to participate, Black Joy Parade is an inclusive event and we welcome anyone who wants to help celebrate and contribute to the Black experience.