Black History Celebrations 2019

Celebrate Black History 2019 in Pasadena by attending the parade and other special events, lectures and activities beginning Saturday, January 12, through Sunday, March 17, 2019.  The City and volunteer Black History Parade & Festival Planning Committee will present a full schedule of events in celebration of the achievements by black Americans and in recognition of African-Americans in U.S. History.

Pasadena’s Black History Month Parade is one of the largest in the U.S.  Pasadena media,, will record the parade in its entirety for broadcast on KPAS, the City’s government TV station.  A list of the events follows.  All events are free unless otherwise noted.

 January 12  Rekindling the Light of Peace
City Hall Chambers, 10:00 AM, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Pasadena, CA  91101
January 19 MLK Day On, Not Off
McKinley Elementary School 8:30 AM, 325 Oak Knoll Ave.
January 21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration
McKinley Elementary School 8:30 AM, 325 Oak Knoll Ave.
January 26 Grand Re-Opening of Robinson Park Recreation Center
Robinson Park Recreation Center, 10:00 AM, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
January 31 Red, Black & Green Honors Gala
The Rose,6:00 PM, 245 E. Green St.,
Feb 1 - 28 Observation in Black, 2019 – A Pictorial Celebration of Black History Month
Pasadena Central Library, Humanities Wing, 285 E. Walnut St.
February 9 Miss Black Pasadena Pageant
Westerbeck Hall at Pasadena City College, 5:00 PM, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
February 10 Black Film Showcase
Jackie Robinson Community Center, 3:00 PM, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
February 16 37th Annual Black History Parade & Festival
Ends at Robinson Park Recreation Center, 10:00 AM, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
February 17 Events by Jacqueline Presents Gospel & Jazz Sunday Brunch at Hotel Constance
Hotel Constance Pasadena, 2:00 PM., 928 E. Colorado Blvd.
February 17 35th Annual Black History Program with Special Guest Speaker Jackie Lacey, LA County District Attorney
Altadena Baptist Church, 5:00 PM, 791 E. Calaveras St. Altadena, CA
February 20 N.O.B.L.E. Black Fire Fighters Association, Pasadena Black Employee Association Black History Breakfast
Pasadena Senior Center, 7:30 AM, 85 E. Holly St.
February 22 Chocolate Story Time
La Pintoresca Library, 4:00 PM., 1355 Raymond Ave.
February 22 Senior Night Out
Pasadena City College Foothill Campus, 7:00 PM, 3035 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena Ca. 91107
February 23 We Are One – Community Line Dance
Jackie Robinson Community Center, 2:00 PM, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
March 8 Art Night
Jackie Robinson Community Center, 6:00 PM, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
March 10 Celebrating Women: Afternoon Tea
Jackie Robinson Community Center, 3:00 PM., 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
March 17 Praise Dance & Song Jubilee
Metropolitan Baptist Church, 3:00 PM., 2283 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Black History Parade and Festival Participation Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the 37th Annual Black History Parade and Festival. Pasadena is proud to host one of the largest Black History Month parades in the U.S.A., set for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., February 16, 2019.  Please call (626) 744-7300 for information about the honors Gala, sponsorship opportunities, vendor booths, and parade entries.