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Spend the day in Downtown Thomasville on Saturday, February 4th and enjoy our 5th Annual Black History Parade and Celebration.

The event begins with a parade at 10 am through Downtown Thomasville, followed by a celebration at 11 am at The Ritz Amphitheater. The parade will begin at the intersection of Broad Street and Washington Street and travel down Broad Street, turning right on West Jackson Street, and disbanding on Lee Street.

“This celebration is a wonderful addition to our community, and we anticipate a large crowd for a great family fun day in Downtown Thomasville,” stated Bonnie Hayes, Director of Tourism Development. “We had about 80 entries in last year’s parade and anticipate great participation again this year.”

Ucher Dent, voted Woman of the Year by the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce, has been selected by the Black History Month Committee as this year’s Parade Grand Marshal.

Following the parade, a community celebration will kick-off at 11 am at The Ritz Amphitheater, featuring food vendors, local performances, a step show, and live music by the Steve Walden Band.

“This is a great community celebration with activities for everyone to enjoy,” noted Hayes. The event is free of charge and open to the community.

Applications are being accepted for parade entries until January 20 and can be found online at For more information about the event, call (229) 228-7977.