Montclair’s Annual African-American Heritage Parade and Festival

Friday, Jun 03, 2011 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

This Saturday, June 4, for the 22th time, The Montclair African-American Heritage Parade and Festival will fill the streets of Montclair with music, community spirit, food and fun.

This year’s theme is Kuumba  or Creativity.

The parade route will begin at Glenfield Park, proceeding west on Maple Avenue to Woodland Avenue to Willowdale Avenue to Washington Avenue to Orange Road—left around the bend  of Orange Road to Cedar Avenue. The festival will take place at Nishuane Park on Cedar Avenue and High Street.

In addition to the Mayor, Congressman Payne and Senator Nia H. Gill , so many members of the community will participate, such as the Montclair Public Library, Montclair Community Pre-K, Montclair Recreation POP Warner Jr. Bulldogs, NAACP  Montclair, Hollow Day Care Center, Hillside Elementary School’s The Drums of Thunder and many more.

Montclair’s Annual African-American Heritage Parade and Festival

Who: All ages

What: 22nd Annual Montclair parade celebrating African-American Heritage. Parade starts at Glenfield Park and ends at Nishuane Park with and all-day festival. Live music, delicious food, activities and vendors. Bring lawn chairs and spend the day!

Where: Parade starts at 10:30 am at Glenfield Park and ends at Nishuane Park. The Festival is at Nishuane Park from 12 pm – 6 pm.

When: Saturday, June 4. (festival raindate, Sunday, June 5)

Cost: Free.

(Photo: S.J. Streeter)


  1. POSTED BY walleroo  |  March 06, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    What a cutie! Love the face paint.

  2. POSTED BY jerseygurl  |  April 03, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    Looks Ike fun.

  3. POSTED BY Holly Korus  |  April 03, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    I love that the sign says, ‘Shrimps” those of us in the know like to call them “Skrimps.”

  4. POSTED BY Carl Bergmanson  |  May 30, 2012 @ 1:35 am


    It’s possible that a Congressman Payne attended last year.

    It’s possible that a Congressman Payne will attend next year.


    It’s not possible that a Congressman Payne will attend this year…

  5. POSTED BY Georgette Gilmore  |  May 30, 2012 @ 6:55 am


    This write up was for last year, 2011. A new updated post about the parade and festival will be on Barista Kids today.

  6. POSTED BY argus  |  June 15, 2012 @ 7:47 pm


    The confusion is because redirects to this article.

    You should fix the coding.

    I’ve seen this happen before, but oddly always this article.

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