The Black Joy Parade and Festival invites the Bay Area community to participate in the largest, family-friendly event of its kind in California when it returns for its fifth consecutive year on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Oakland.
The parade begins on 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland at 12:30 p.m. PST. Following the parade, The Black Joy Parade celebration will be held on 19th and Broadway and feature a curation of 200+ local artists, craftsmen, food vendors, and performances.
The Black Joy Parade is a volunteer-run organization and movement celebrating the Black experience past, present and future.
The main entrance into the festival is on 20th and Broadway Streets.
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To learn about how to be in the parade, become a vendor, or volunteer, please click here.
Black Joy Parade is hosting events leading up to the parade and festival on Feb. 27. Check them out below!
- Second Mondays is a multi-disciplinary open mic for Black people to share and enjoy incredible art. The stage welcomes comedy, poetry, singing, rapping, instrumentalists, and more!
- Monday, February 14, 2022, 6:00 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.
- An afternoon of Black food, Black music and Black joy when three of Oakland’s top spots come together to host brunches on Saturday, February 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Reservation required
- A portion of all proceeds will support Black Joy Parade