The Inagural Parade, the first in Annapolis History, got off to an amazing start. Over 65 organizations, bands, and clubs jammed the streets of Main and West as thousands aligned the sidewalks to witness history being made- Annapolis' first celebration of Juneteenth.
The parade count: Over 2000 participants!
Bishop Craig Coates gives the opening prayer before the parade kicks off at Annapolis City Dock. He is joined by visionary,
Phyllis "Tee" Adams, Pastor David Hicks, and Delegate Shenika Henson.
Maryland Delegate Shenika Henson conducts the libations ceremony as we acknowledge our African ancestors.
Annapolis Town Crier Frederick
Taylor announces the occasion.
Maryland National Guard Color Guard leads the procession from Annapolis City Dock to the festival location (Weems Whalen Field).
No better way to lead the way than our Honorary Grand Marshall Carlester Buckwheat Smith!
Our town celeb Young Dylan greats the crowds during the parade
which boasted over 2000 participants!