2018 Salem Willows Black Picnic 277 year Celebration - Schedule

11:00 Meet and Greet   
Everyone involved in the parade.

12:00 1:00 Negro Election Day Parade aka Salem Willows Black Festival: THEME:  HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED.

Parade starts on Derby Street on the Grounds of the National Parks Service



Parade Participants and Order of Parade

TBA

Vendor Area: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MINI HEALTH FAIR AND BONE MARROW DRIVE

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*Note:  All Vendors are Community Based and will cater to uplifting, educating
and empowering the low and minority communities



Musical local/National Performers


Main Stage: 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Purpose – The Band
Perfect Example
 

Awardee’s Being Honored

TBA
*Note:  Local Community people

 

Sports Area

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Kids Corner 

TBA

Family unity – grilling, give-aways- family fun


Marvin Gilmore is a humanitarian, entrepreneur, political advisor, honored World War II veteran, musician, and family man, to name just a few of the many incarnations for which

this amazing man is known both nationally and internationally. Mr. Gilmore has a resume as eclectic as his interests.

Mr. Gilmore was a co-founder of the Unity Bank and Trust Company in Roxbury in the late 60’s, the first Black-owned and operated commercial bank in Boston. Later, he served on the Low Income Housing Commission, whose proposed legislation created the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency.


For a complete Bio please click here to download

Salem Willows Black Festival Parade ​Grand Marshall 

Salem United

Celebrating 277 Years of Black History!