The 31st African American Heritage Day Parade is coming to Manchester this year on Saturday, August 25. The annual parade serves as a convening for Black Pittsburgh to showcase its business and talents. You can enjoy cheer teams, bands, motorcycles, dance teams, classic cars, fire engines, and bicyclists. The parade will begin at 11:00 am on Pennsylvania Avenue near Quik-It Chicken and end at Manchester Field. Following the parade, a neighborhood Community Day celebration kicks off, with music by the Bill Henry band, food vendors, giveaways, and a special Manchester LIFETIME of EXCELLENCE Award and tribute to Rev. Dr. James “Jimmy Joe” Robinson and his wife, Dr. Betty Robinson.
Prior to the parade, there will be a Healthy Ride Bicycle Tour through Manchester. The Healthy Ride starts at 10:00 am at Manchester K-8, located at 1612 Manhattan Street. To register for the free Healthy Ride, visit the Group Bike Ride event page.