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LASD - Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Friday February 14th, 2014 :: 12:52 p.m. PST


Altadena Sheriff's Captain Benedict participating in the Altadena/Pasadena's Black History Parade February 15th

Altadena Sheriff's Staion Captain Benedict participating in the Altadena/Pasadena's Black History Parade

The public is invited to Pasadena’s 32nd annual Black History Parade and Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, one of the biggest and longest-running Black History parades in California. The festive celebration is free and fun for the entire family. This year’s theme is “Black History: A Legacy for the Present and Our Future.”

This year, the parade will feature the Pasadena City College Band and Herald Trumpeters, along with 76 additional entries, including musicians, dancers, equestrians, local youth groups, dignitaries and community leaders. The Grand Marshals are: Gary Moody, community activist and president of the NAACP Pasadena Branch, and Shirlette Butler-Elder, childcare advocate and director of Butler-Elder Family Child Care.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park at Fair Oaks Avenue and Ventura Street in Altadena; then heads south on Fair Oaks Avenue before ending at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena.

The festival takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on the north side of Robinson Park at Hammond Street. Live entertainment will be provided for both adults and children, including performances by female rhythm and blues band Klymaxx and 2013 Pasadena Idol winner Tori Harvey. The festival will also feature for-sale food by vendors and free information booths.

The public is encouraged to arrive early to navigate around street closures, find parking and their favorite viewing spot on the parade route. Free parking will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at Calvary Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 135 Glorieta St., Pasadena.

The following streets will be closed for the parade and festival at the times listed below. Motorists are advised to drive with caution in the area.

• Hammond Street, between Morton Avenue and Fair Oaks Avenue, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Fair Oaks Avenue, between Woodbury Road and Mountain Street, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Mountain Street, between Raymond Avenue & Morton Avenue, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Morton Avenue, between Glorieta Street and Hammond Street, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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