We won’t be able to hold our traditional Parade and Festival in 2021 due pandemic social distancing requirements. However we will host a Black History Month Celebration. Stay tuned for details.
OCHC has been serving the community by distributing thousands of free food boxes each week in locations across Orange County and Los Angeles County. Boxes contain fresh fruit & vegetables, dairy products and protein. Check the Food Giveaway link for updates each week.
One of the best parts of the parade is the bands, floats, and vehicles showcased! Find all the essential forms here…
We love our sponsors. Because of you, we’re able to produce such an amazing event for our community.
Become A Vendor
We’re enjoy showcasing an assortment of vendors to the thousand plus attendees year after years. Here’s are the documents you need to become a vendor…
About Our Organization
The Orange County Heritage Council (OCHC) is a 501 (c) 3 organization, consisting of a group of dedicated community volunteers focused on the development of events and activities that promote positive family and cultural interaction.
Community businesses, organizations, churches, and philanthropists are encouraged to support the events offered by the OCHC, because the organization is a community sponsored endeavor and not a legislated one.
The primary events organized and offered to the whole community are the Black History Parade and Cultural Faire. They are always held the 1st Saturday in February, which has been designated nationally as Black History Month. Both events are currently held in Anaheim, CA rain or shine beginning at 10 AM and ending at 4 PM.
Members of the community regardless of race, color, ethnicity or culture are invited to the event to enjoy a well attended parade which includes noted community members, elected officials, community groups, school and church units, singing and dancing units, city service vehicles, and community members who have participated in the history of Orange County and surrounding areas.
Immediately following the Black History Parade is a Black Cultural Faire offering a bit of black history in the youth village, business connections and information, health information and screenings, activities for youth, food provided by community groups for sale, and excellent entertainment.
Founder, Mrs. Shipp
Black History Parade
For over 40 years we’ve produced one of Orange County’s most electrifying cultural parades.
Grand Marshall For 2020Lisa Rae was our Grand Marshall for 2020.
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What People Are Saying
Here are stories from the people who’ve attending The Black History Parade & Cultural Faire.
Barnes FamilySanta Ana, CA
We’ve been enjoying the Black History Parade since the 80’s! It gives us a reconnect with old friends and make new ones.
Danielle & Michele
We love coming to the Black History Parade.