African American Day Parade 2018 ~ Culture is Key

The 2018 African American Day Parade is in Harlem, Manhattan on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

African American Day Parade 2018

“Culture is Key” is the theme of the 2018 parade. The truth is that almost all American popular culture has African – American roots.

“Culture is Key”

This year’s parade honors individuals and organizations in dance, theater, music, movies, film, television, broadcasting, literature, fashion, technology, sports and more. Never thought about the technology angle, but that has certainly become part of our culture.

The Mighty Marching Panthers from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia will lead the Parade.

Grand Marshals 2018

Arthur Mitchell

New York City Ballet’s first African – American star and Dance Theatre of Harlem Founder

Cheryl Wills

NY1 Spectrum News Anchor and author

Tom Joyner

Tom Joyner Morning Show
Radio 103.9

Ann Tripp

WBLS & WLIB Radio News Director

Doug E. Fresh

Hip-Hop artist and entertainer

African American Day Parade Route

The 2018 African American Day Parade marches up Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd from 111th St to 136th St in Harlem, Manhattan  on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 1 – 6 pm.

Parade Route

Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
(Seventh Avenue above Central Park)
Harlem, Manhattan

Parade Start

111th St

Reviewing Stand

The Reviewing stand is on 125th St in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building.

Parade End

136th St

African American Day Parade Time

Sunday, September 16, 2018
1 – 6 pm

Visit the African American Day Parade

The Parade will be broadcast live on Radio 103.9 and 107.5 WBLS by comedian and event host TALENT and 107.5 WBLS On-Air Radio Personality Doctor Bob Lee.


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to 110th, 116th, 125th or 135th St


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