The annual Sistrunk Parade and Festival takes place on Historic Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, February 23.The day kicks off with the 4th Annual Chris Smith All-star Classic Sistrunk 5K at 7:00am from Dalevoe Part, located at 2520 Sistrunk Boulevard.At 9:00am the parade begins starting at Lincoln Park (Sistrunk and NW 19 Ave) and travels east down Sistrunk to NW 10 Avenue with marching bands, step teams, classic cars, decorative floats and more.The Sistrunk Festival gets under way at 10.30 am and continues through to 7:00pm along Sistrunk Blvd., from NW 9 Ave, to NW 12 Ave. The festival features live bands, a kid’s zone, family activities, merchandise, food vendors and more.Historical AwarenessSistrunk Historical Festival, Inc. celebrates the accomplishments of people of African descent. The organization is named in honor of Dr. James Sistrunk, one of the first African-American Physicians in Broward County. Annual activities provide educational, historical, and recreational events in the Greater Fort Lauderdale, Floridaarea. They attract thousands of participants from the tri-county area and other parts of the State.Each year a large parade and festival draw thousands of people to enjoy international foods, fellowship and networking, local and national entertainment, and family-centric activities.Through the Sistrunk Scholarship Program, the organization proudly support Broward County Students financially in their pursuit of higher learnings.2019 marks the organization’s 39th year of providing community activities.The Sistrunk events are amongst the oldest African-American promotions in the Broward County area. The organization is proud to continually provide cultural, social, political and educational events that help to increase awareness of the contributions of our diverse community.