Historic Pennsylvania Avenue 2022 Annual Parade, Sat., June 11, 2022 (Line-up at Penn-North, 11 am) :: CALLING ALL MARCHING BANDS!

(BALTIMORE – March 24, 2022) – It is with great humility that we announce the Historic Pennsylvania Avenue 2022 Annual Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Line-up begins at Penn-North at 11 am. This is the first parade in a couple of years; so, we are truly excited about this wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the most phenomenal marching bands in America … Baltimore-style! 

As always, we pay homage to the giants on whose shoulder we stand. Names like Lena Boone, Thurgood Marshall, Alvin Brunson, and Billie Holiday a.k.a. Lady Day come to mind. So does that era when jazz was hot and ‘the Avenue’ was a happening place. After all, Historic Pennsylvania Avenue was the cultural hub for Blacks in Baltimore. Eubie Blake and Chick Webb would go from Baltimore City to becoming known across the land.

And so, do mark your calendars and find a way to be a part of an awesome community experience that celebrates Black music and culture in Historic West Baltimore!

Marching band directors should call Officer Lee to register at 443.675.8222 or go to https://historicavenueparade.eventbrite.com. Further, we welcome all volunteers, sponsorships, and partnerships as this is a volunteer-led effort.