top of page

The African American Caravan Parade!

Greetings from the PEERS Board and the Lansing Juneteenth Celebration Committee. We have great plans and look forward to the annual Lansing Juneteenth Celebration and recognition of "Juneteenth Day" as a state of Michigan holiday. Since 1993, the Lansing Juneteenth Celebration has served as a respected voice in the community with the city of Lansing as its backdrop.  

In 2015, the African American Parade, became part of the Lansing Juneteenth Celebration.  The parade was dedicated in memory of its founder, the late Rev. Dr. Michael C. Murphy, who was a former Lansing Legislator, City Council Member and community advocate.  


The 2022 parade will take place on Saturday, June 18 and will kick off at 11:00 am. The starting point is J.W. Sexton High School, 102 S. McPherson Avenue, Lansing, MI .
Organizations interested in participating in the Juneteenth African American parade should review the parade details and rules below.  For questions, contact Calvin Jones:  

Complete Online Parade Applicaton & Pay Fee
Complete Online SPONSOR Parade Applicaton

The 2022 Parade Grand Marshals

Willard K Walker Photo.JPG

Parade Route


Wainwright School Parking Lot

4200 Wainwright Ave, Lansing, MI 48911
Staging/Check-In begins at 9:30 am

Caravan Begins at 11:00 am



Start at Wainwright School

turn left on Wainwright to Glenbrook (left) to Churchill (left) to Grantsburgh (right) turns into Stillwell to Sumpter (right) to Anson (left) to Maybel St. (left) to Stillwell (right) to Lucie (left) to Wainwright Street(right) to Jolly (left) to Wise Road (right)

to Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center, 5825 Wise Road, Lansing


Public Viewing is welcome and encouraged along the Caravan route. We are looking to see your smiling faces as we pass by your neighborhood street. We will be waving and smiling. Please join us in the celebration of Juneteenth.

2021 Parade Route.png
bottom of page