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Oakland California Black Cowboy Parade and Festival Annual Eventt

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade


Oakland, California's unique annual Black Cowboy Parade and Festival shines through the streets of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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.