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Black Joy Parade and Celebration

Black Joy Parade is a hyper-positive, family-friendly event to celebrate the Black experience past, present, and future. It is the largest free, family-friendly event of its kind. You’re invited to come to be present, be creative, be open, and be free.

The parade begins on 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland at 12:30 pm (lasting about 2 hours).  There will also be a Celebration Site, located at 20th and Franklin, that features a curation of performances, food and drink, Lil Joy (children’s zone), gaming area, roller skating rink, and more. The event closes at 7 pm.

Black Joy Parade Route
Black Joy Parade Route |

Arriving by public transportation is recommended. Nearest BART Stations:
12th St. and Broadway
19th St. and Broadway

kids and adults play chess at Black Joy Parade in Oakland
Games and Grooves – Gaming area – Spades, Dominoes and Chess | Photo: Black Joy Parade

children in a parade
Black Joy Parade (2020) | Photo: Adrian Bello via Black Joy Parade

BlackJoyParade dancers
Black Joy Parade (2020) | Photo: Lili Lathan via Black Joy Parade

NOTE: This date/event is in the past. Keep browsing.

Sun February 26, 2023
12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Harrison St & 14th St Harrison St & 14th St Oakland
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Contact: Black Joy Parade

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COVID-19 Coronavirus note: Please be mindful of “social distancing” strategies and always wear a mask to events with other people.

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