ST. Louis – Annie Malone May Day Parade 2023 was held in Downtown St. Louis, MO on May 21, 2023. The parade went east on Market from 20th to 7th Streets. It started around 1:00 pm and lasted after 4:00 pm. It was non-stop excitement and was such an amazing event. Bee Jay the DJ, Program Director for iHeartMEDIA, was the MC and made the parade even more exciting.
Market Street was packed with spectators, vendors, floats, marching bands, dance groups, sponsors and more.
The theme was Connecting Physical Health to Mental Health and Wellness Platinum.
The Annie Malone May Day Parade is one of the oldest and largest parades in the area. In 1910, the first May Day Parade was held. The parade for many years was held in north St. Louis, however as the size of participants and spectators grew, it was moved to Downtown St. Louis. Today, the parade has grown to be the 2nd largest African-American parade in the country, which helps generate funds for the Annie Malone foundation.