Save The Date! The  42nd Annual Black History Parade And Unity Festival

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The 42nd Annual Black History Parade and Unity Festival Saturday, February 5, 2022 in Downtown Anaheim

Accepting parade talent, vendors, sponsors

Presented by the Orange County Heritage Council

WHAT:  The 42nd Annual Orange County Black History Parade & Unity Festival

Parade Route: Starts at Anaheim Blvd/Lincoln Avenue, marches south to Water Street and return to Anaheim City Hall.

Unity Festival: Center Street Promenade

201 S Anaheim Blvd Anaheim, CA 92805

Website Info:


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December 12, 2021, Anaheim, CA.:  Orange County’s most celebrated event focused on African American history and culture takes place on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 9 am – 5pm.  It’s the 42nd Annual Orange County Black History Parade & Unity Festival with great food, entertainment, vendors, celebrities, college fair, art contest and more!

Produced by the Orange County Heritage Council (OCHC) under the leadership of OCHC President Dwayne Shipp, the goal for the annual event is to continue the traditions and culture of African Americans by honoring the achievements and contributions of black history. 

“This year’s theme is ‘Our Heritage:  Reflecting, Advancing, Uniting’, with that said, we are here to give back to the community and to continue the legacy established by my mother, Helen M. Shipp.  The Legacy Never Ends…New Vines Grow from Strong Roots!” states Dwayne Shipp.

PARADE PARTICIPANTS: sponsors, organizations, performers, community dignitaries, County and City officials whom seek to participate in the parade, please complete form online at or email


·       Youth Village

·       Food, Court Vendors

·       Food Trucks

·       Live Music Fest

·       Health Village

·       College Faire

·       OCHC Exhibit Art Exhibit at the MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center

·       9 am Parade Pre-show / 200 S Anaheim Blvd

·       Celebrity Meet & Greet 

·       10 am The Parade steps off on Anaheim Boulevard (featuring marching bands, floats, community units, dignitaries).

·       12 pm – 5pm  Unity Festival (Music Fest, Health Village, College Faire, Youth Village, Vendor Booths, Food  Court & Food Trucks, Custom Car & Motorcycle Show) 

In addition to the parade and unity festival, OCHC is proud to announce The 9th  Annual Orange County Heritage Council Youth Art Contest. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place artwork for each grade level will be exhibited in the Muzeo Studio Gallery in Anaheim, CA, from Saturday, January 22, 2022, through Sunday March 20, 2022.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners. 

Deadline: All artwork must be submitted with a completed entry form by January 9, 2022. Please include your name and the title of your work with your entry.

For entries or questions please contact the contest Coordinator, 

Wanda Reynolds: text/call 714-310-1053 

OCHC Black Excellence Art Exhibition will also be at the Muzeo in the Kabel Gallery.  Visual art by freelance artists who received a special invitation to express the event theme.

VENDORS:  The OCHC is accepting vendors/ food trucks.  Applications are online at

MEDIA / SPONSORS / CELEBRITIES: For media features, or sponsorship support, please contact publicist KimiRhochelle of 

KRPR Media, llc at  

For Talent / Celebrities whom seek to participate in the parade, please email

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