Once the center for commerce and entertainment in “Black” Baltimore, Pennsylvania Avenue was a thriving community bustling with activity. In those days, the community would come together annually to watch a parade of Cadillacs drive through the city. The Cadillac Parade was the brainchild of the late Garnett “TV Tank” Budd, a man who made his name selling televisions and, later, cars. The parade began in 1946 and was annually sponsored by the Cadillac Club, a loose confederation of black men who drove such cars and socialized at the Avenue’s nightclubs. It was a who’s who of community leaders, celebrities and entertainers.
Pennsylvania Ave welcomes the return of the famous Cadillac Parade. Highlights of the Parade will include classic and high-end cars and performances by local university marching bands and dance troupes along the route.
Parade starts at Fulton Avenue and moves down Pennsylvania Avenue and ends at Dolphin Street.
The Cadillac Auto Parade
Saturday, August 29, 2021
10:00 AM 12:00 PM