In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Have fun at the African American History Parade

The African American History Parade occurs annually in February. February 1 will be the 32nd installment of this family friendly event. Those who attend will get to enjoy and take part in celebrations, live music, floats and much more. Also don’t miss out on marching bands marching up and down the route. The theme for 2020 is “African Americans and the Vote.”

The parade is free for all who plan on attending. The parade features many family friendly events. Don’t miss the opening ceremony will begin at 11:00 am in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse at 501 Texas Street. Listen to guest speakers and join in prayer.

African American History Parade

Parade Route:

The African American History Parade typically starts at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium and run through downtown Shreveport along Crockett Street and Texas Street. Many downtown streets will be closed off so be careful traveling through.

Common Parade Rules

  • Don’t throw objects at a parade float.
  • No large flagsĀ  permitted.
  • No underage alcohol consumption is allowed.
  • Don’t cross barricades during the duration of the parade.

For more things to do around Shreveport, click here. Specifically, here’s a link to find out what’s going on in downtown Shreveport.

African art treasures at the Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport