The 2nd Annual Black Joy Parade

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The 2nd Annual Black Joy Parade

On Feb 24th the 2nd Annual Black Joy Parade will hit the streets of Oakland. The parade is a live experience that celebrates the black community and provides a space to champion black culture, past, present and future. This year’s theme is: Crown Your Joy, so come ready to enjoy music, dance, food, activities, black vendors and more. Feel the Black Joy, power and interact with: 11+ performers 79+ vendors 19+ parade participants A kid zone, healing village, Hennessy lounge, Black wineries, dominoes, beauty bar, food, soccer tournament and more PLUS we’ll be having a GRAMMY nominated headlining performance for FREE Parade participants also will get a chance to compete for a Best in Flow award which will give 4 different an individual or group in the community a grant to help them achieve what brings them joy.

A total of $10,000 will be divided equally among the four winners of four categories:   Best Choreography: Includes things like dance routines, step shows, and creative struts. Best Outfit: Includes costumes, props, makeup, etc. Be bold and dress to impress. Best Ride: Includes things like cars, bikes, motorcycles, and floats. Basically, anything with wheels. Best Overall: Awarded to the individual, group or organization that brings the most overall creativity and joy to the Black Joy Parade procession. The winner of this award does not have to qualify for any of the other 3 categories.  14,000 people came to last year’s parade. You won’t want to miss this years. All allies welcome. Map of the parade route FAQs  Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Everyone is welcome to the parade, but you must be 21+ to drink.

What’s the best way to get to the event? The start of the parade (14th St. & Harrison St. Oakland) is a 4 minute walk from the 12th street Oakland Bart station. We recommend public transportation as parking is limited. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any questions feel free to email us at  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Nope. You’re all set.

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