October 5, 2024 | 1400 Clay Street | Houston Texas 77002



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About the Event

Welcome to the Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival

We welcome you to the ultimate experience of a cultural exchange. The Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival in honor of Nigerian Independence is the largest West African celebration to hit the streets in Downtown Houston.

Spectators will enjoy the most cultural exports of Nigeria, the infamous Jollof rice and peppered suya will make its rounds throughout the festival grounds. You heard it here first! So brace for impact because Houston is about to be hit with cultural vibrations.

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Our Goals

There is a lack of exposure of authentic West African display promoting tradition and folklore that creates a global exchange. In addition, there is a lack of factual perception about the diversity of African cultures. The Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival is a dynamic symbol that represents cultural understanding in the city of Houston. It directly provides an educational platform through a display of West African culture.

The goals for the parade is to boost sustainable development in areas of social equality, economic and community solidarity.

Past Participants

The Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival is the Official Nigerian Independence event that gathers cultural groups and performers in Houston and beyond to showcase tradition, awareness and cultural understanding

A Cultural Experience

What is the Nigeria Masquerade Exhibition?

Many Nigerian societies have a rich tradition of masquerades. They are a symbol of culture and customs normally portrayed in colorful robes accompanied by traditional dancers and music. The masks adorned are determined by tradition and beliefs. The Exhibition branded alongside the parade & festival is a display of authentic masquerades from Nigeria representing key tribal groups. It symbolizes the artistry through colorful-traditional attire and displays that embrace history and traditions.

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Check out the Options Below

Festival Ticket

General Admission

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  • Festival Market
  • Games and Contests
  • Win Cash Prizes
  • Kids Zone
  • Traditional Performances
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Masquerade Exhibition

Limited Tickets

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  • Cultural Art Display
  • Opening Reception
  • Networking
  • Live Perfomances
  • Light Refreshments
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Festival Market

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  • Business-to-Business Exchange
  • Expand Market Share
  • Increase Product Awareness
  • Good Business Citizenship
  • Limited Spaces
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We Appreciate Our Sponsors

The parade is made possible with the support from these amazing companies. Special thanks to all of our Sponsors and Community Partners!

Presenting Sponsor


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Have Questions? Look Here.

The Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival is the Official event held in honor of Nigerian Independence. It is a vehicle used to showcase the vibrant Nigerian community in the city of Houston.

The festival starts at 10:00 AM and the parade will commence at 10:00 AM; Everyone. This event is open to the public.

The parade begins and ends near the Toyota Center – 1400 Clay Street, Houston, 77002

Please send an email to info@weleadinternational.com to receive information on sponsorship levels

Still have a question? Go to our FAQ Page

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Quick Participation Links

How to get Directions to the Event Location

The parade begins and ends near the Toyota Center – 1400 Clay Street, Houston, 77002. To get to the Parade venue, you may follow directions below:

Getting by Uber or Lyft

Getting Uber or Lyft Call your local cab service or click for directions.

Getting by a Bus

Please contact METRO at 713.635.4000 or visit https://www.ridemetro.org

Traveling by train?

Getting by a train? METRO Customer Service can be reached at 713-635-4000.