Oakland, California's unique annual Black Cowboy Parade and
Festival shines through the streets of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay
For more than 30 years,
people have enjoyed the pageantry of the Black Cowboy Parade, filling the
streets of Oakland. From trick riders to equestrian units, the event
showcases the finest horses drill teams, marching bands, and all sorts of
entertainment at this event held the first Saturday in October annually.
Annual Oakland Black Cowboy Parade & Festival is held in memory of the
black cowboys who helped to settle the American West . The parade is an
exciting historic part of Oakland, California.
The Oakland Black Cowboy Parade is usually held on the first Saturday in
October. It begins at DeFremery Park in West Oakland and returns there for a
festival following the parade. The judging stand is set up in downtown in
front of Frank Ogawa Plaza on 14th street in Oakland just west of Broadway.
Following the parade, the festival at DeFremery Park includes food vendors,
entertainment, and children’s activities including pony rides. The parade is
traditionally the first Saturday in October, starting at 10:00 am with a
festival directly afterwards going until 4:00 pm.