Umoja Fest, Black Community Festival, East Madison Mardi Gras


We are proud to honor the spirit of , and the current global uprising for Black lives, justice and equity.


Due to COVID19 we will not have the annual three day Umoja Fest celebration.

We will hold a Umoja Parade March & Day of Unity for Black Lives, Love, Unity, Healing & Justice on Saturday, Aug. 1st starting at 23rd & Union and going to Jimi Hendrix Park/African American Museum.


Drill & Dance Teams are encouraged to step for Black love and unity. Churches, community organizations, youth groups and businesses are invited! All African diaspora communities are invited to raise your flags in unity!


The Parade March will end at Jimi Hendrix Park where there will be, powerful performances and speakers, children's activities, and a variety of Black businesses.

Black Businesses are invited to set up at no charge. Email antoneshajackson@gmail.com for details.


Wear your mask and practice social distancing and safety precautions.

Let's come together in unity and healing to build a world beyond the pain.


Still we rise