The F.U.N.D.S., Inc., parade and festival committee invites you and or your organization to participate in the 18th Annual Statewide Black History Parade and Festival. We ask you to take pride and take part in this historical event. The Parade & Festival is Saturday, February25, 2023, beginning at 1:00 pm. The line up will begin at 11:00 am at the corner of Harden and Hampton Streets (2020 Hampton St.) and end at Martin Luther King Park, 2300 Greene Street, Columbia, S.C. We are asking that you register your church, group(s), school, band, cheerleaders, ROTC, etc., or organization to participate.
Parade participants are asked to depict someone of African American History (local or national) and represent that/those person(s) in the parade and festival; You may distribute information to the spectators about that/ those person(s) as they proceed in the parade. For example, carrying/displaying posters of the person(s).
If you would like to participate in the parade please register by Friday, February17, 2023. There is a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee per participating parade unit.
Please stay within the theme of the event. This year’s theme “HISTORY Will Make a Difference 2023-VOTE” is designed to educate the audience about our history, current health, civic issues and encourage them to become more proactive in these topics. If you have any questions,please contact us @803-361-5470 or e-mail [email protected]