Join us in downtown Anaheim on Saturday, Feb. 23 for an exciting celebration of culture and heritage at the 39th annual Orange County Black History Month Parade & Cultural Faire.
The yearly event brings some 8,000 people together to mark the contributions of African-Americans to Anaheim and the county.
Anaheim has proudly played host to the parade since 2011.
Attendees will get to enjoy more than 50 marching bands, parade vehicles, horseback riders and others marching in the parade, with churches, sororities and youth and social groups also represented.
This year’s parade grand marshal is Bobby McDonald, president of the Orange County Black Chamber of Commerce.
The parade runs from Walnut Grove Park up Anaheim Boulevard to East Center Street. After the parade, enjoy a street fair with food, boutique booths, music and festivities at Center Street Promenade.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. and the festivities will go until 4 p.m.
As the only black heritage parade in the county, the event showcases Anaheim’s and Orange County’s culturally rich African-American community.
Anaheim is home to about 11,000 African-American residents, or about 20 percent of Orange County’s black population, according to numbers from the Census.
For more, visit the Orange County Heritage Council at Oc-hc.org.