Pasadena Black History Parade Cancelled Due to Weather-Related Public Safety Concerns

Published : Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 5:28 PM

Pasadena City Officials today announced they have canceled the 35th Annual Black History Month Parade scheduled for Saturday, February 18 for public safety reasons due to predictions of a significant storm moving into the area, including possible lightning strikes in or near the parade route. The public’s safety, including those who would watch the parade and the parade participants, was the deciding factor to cancel the parade for Feb. 18.

City officials are looking to re-schedule the parade to an alternative date, but no decision has been made yet for a new date and time.

City officials said the City is very proud of its Black History Month Parade, and all related Black History Month events, listed at www.cityofpasadena.net/PasadenaBlackHistory .

The parade is one of the oldest, longest-running parades of its kind in California.

An official said the City thanks the public for their understanding and patience.

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