Pasadena commemorates Black History Month with the 42nd Annual Black History Parade and Festival 2024, titled "Past–Present–Future: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Jackie Robinson". Southern California’s largest and longest-running Black history parade begins at Fair Oaks Avenue and Mountain View St. and ends at Robinson Park. Enjoy pomp and circumstance of bands, drill and drum teams, community organizations, dignitaries, celebrity Grand Marshals, and award-winning actors Michael Jai White and Gillian Iliana White, Community Grand Marshals Danny Bakewell Jr., Pastor Emeritus William Turner Jr. and Youth Grand Marshal the Queen and Court of the Tournament of Roses and many other parade performers. The festival runs until 4:00 pm and features live bands, dance performances, community booths, food for purchase, and tons of fun!
The City of Pasadena will commemorate Black History Month by recognizing the achievements and contributions of African Americans and their central role in our nation’s history. Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Black History Committee, and The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library are offering a month-long series of in-person and virtual programs, events, and activities for all ages in February. All programs and events are free. For more information visit CityOfPasadena.net/Parks-And-Rec and PasadenaPublicLibrary.net.
Past – Present – Future: Celebrating the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson
- The Parade begins on N. Fair Oaks Ave. and Mountain View Street from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.
- The Festival begins at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm.
For more details on the month-long celebrations and activities visit the City of Pasadena's website here.