Black History Events
In an abundance of caution, the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Black History Planning Committee have cancelled the 2022 Black History Parade and Festival due to COVID-19 concerns. Usually held on the third Saturday of February, the parade and festival last took place on February 15, 2020. Fortunately, the City and Black History Planning Committee will continue to host a wide variety of FREE, family-friendly events in celebration of Black History Month. All events comply with Pasadena Public Health Department COVID-19 protocols.
Support Black-Owned Businesses
We encourage everyone to support local Black-owned businesses during the month of February and always.
Check back often as this list will be updated throughout the month. If you would like to add your Black-Owned business to the list, please submit the Black-Owned Business Information Form.
Pasadena People, Places, and Events Shaped by African Americans
Monday, February 14-Saturday, February 19
Take a virtual tour with local community members as they provide information on landmarks, educational institutions, sports, businesses, and other areas impacted by Black Pasadenans. Please check back on the week of Monday, February 14.
Take the self-guided NAACP Walking Tour of the African American History of Pasadena.
Kidpreneur Showcase Expo
Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Robinson Park Recreation Center
Held in partnership with Neighborhood Survants, join the first annual “kidpreneur” event which will celebrate and showcase youth ages 6-17 for their creativity and achievement in small business and other entrepreneurial ventures. Youth will have an opportunity to display, pitch, promote their products and services. For more information about how to participate, view the Kidpreneur PDF flyer and application.
Saturday, February 26, 5-10 p.m., Brookside Park Area H, 360 North Arroyo Boulevard
Free, family-friendly drive-in movie at Brookside Park’s Area H in celebration of Black History Month. Live music begins at 5 p.m., and free individually wrapped snacks will be provided to the first 100 cars in attendance. Pre-registration recommended. Help us choose the movie by Tuesday, February 8!
For more information on these and other upcoming events follow @PasadenaParksandRec and @pasadenalibrary on Facebook and Instagram, or call (626) 744-7311. The Pasadena Public Library’s full list of Black History Month programming can be viewed on the Pasadena Public Library Website.