5th annual Black Joy Parade back in Oakland after COVID-19 pandemic hiatus

ByJobina Fortson KGO logo
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Black Joy Parade back in business in Oakland
The Black Joy Parade festival brings the celebration of Black history back to Oakland in February after a multi-year pause due to the coronavirus.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The 5th annual Black Joy Parade & festival has been cleared for liftoff after years of COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, bringing family-friendly fun and Black history to Oakland on Sunday, Feb. 27.

The founder and CEO of the free event, Elisha Greenwell, joined ABC7 News Anchor Jobina Fortson to break down the importance of the festival, and what to know before attending.

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