celebrating 49 years...


The African American Day Parade, Inc. celebrates 49 years in the legendary Harlem, New York on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1PM. The African American Day Parade (AADP) is held every third Sunday in September and it is the most renowned African American parade in the country, with the largest cross-section of participants, including community & political leaders, community-based & religious organizations, civil servants, celebrities, fraternities & sororities, marching bands, dance ensembles and many more, with a viewing of over 900,000 attendees along the parade route. We are considered a National Parade, with more than 200 participating organizations from over 12 states and many countries throughout the diaspora.

The AADP focuses on five basic components that help to strengthen the community: Business, Education, Health, Politics/Government & Culture. And each year we choose one of these sectors as our theme and we invite those that have contributed to that field to act as our Grand Marshals,  Marshals & Honorary Guests. This year the AADP theme is a “Tribute to African American Culture” and we will honor individuals that have contributed to the upliftment of African American culture in the fields of dance, theater, music, movies, television, film, broadcasting, literature, sports, technology, fashion and more. We are pleased to highlight those that have shown positivity through their platform and have contributed to the success and dignity of the community. 

African American Day Parade, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Tax-Exempt organization, and all funding is collected in the efforts to provide a historical event for the community that celebrates African American Culture, Heritage & Legacy. Please support our efforts and donate today!