February is Black History Month, and Delray Beach is planning an exciting slate of events to commemorate the contributions of African Americans within our city, across our nation, and throughout our history.
A fashion show at THRōW SocialTM that will highlight The historical Roots Cultural Festival Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1st. This will showcase African American style and culture.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
29 SE 2nd Ave.
The Black History Parade begins at Pompey Park at 12pm, then moves south on NW 10th Ave to Atlantic Ave., then east to SW 5th Ave ending at "Libby" Wesley Plaza. The celebration at the plaza will feature live music by J-Sharp and Mad Dads Choir.
An Evening of Black Excellence Under the Stars is a city celebration honoring five local leaders with entertainment, food, and art in the middle of NW 5th Avenue.
THE SPADY CULTURAL HERITAGE MUSEUM WILL PRESENT THE 2ND ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY YOUTH AWARENESS ART FESTIVAL. HOSTED OUTDOORS AT THE SPADY MUSEUM, THIS COMMUNITY PROJECT AIMS TO ENGAGE PALM BEACH COUNTY YOUTH AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH ART, MUSIC AND BLACK HISTORY.
The Black History Oratorical Contest will take place on Sunday, February 19 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Area students in grades 3 to 12 will shine through public speaking while honoring black history.
Join the city and KOP Mentoring for Jam and Jazz at Libby Wesley Park from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and listen to the sounds of Delray jazz music.