On Saturday, February 3, 2018 Shreveport will be hosting the 30th Annual African American Parade Celebration. The parade honors the community during Black History Month, featuring local religious, youth and civic groups to entertain and delight spectators. As this year’s theme is "African Americans in Times of War,” there will be a special emphasis on military groups and the local veterans who will be honored along with their spouses in the parade. Click here for a video from KTBS to learn more about this special day.
In 1988, The African American Parade Celebration held their first parade with only 50 people in attendance and 500 participants. Over the past 30 years, the celebration has grown to more than 150,000 attendees and 8,000 participants. When it comes to parade celebrations, the African American Parade has definitely shows ingenuity and creativity sharing the spirit and excitement with thousands of people throughout the ARK-LA-TX and many other states. Join in the fun and celebrate this family-oriented event that has something for everyone. This event is a joint effort on the behalf of the African American Celebration Committee, founder Barbara Norton and the City of Shreveport.
Can’t make it downtown? Tune into KTBS-TV 3/KPXJ/CW21 in Shreveport starting at 11 a.m. to watch the four-hour parade televised live!