The 109th Anniversary King Wamba Carnival Parade is Saturday, June 2nd.

“Toledo's best and most eccentric parade!!”



Kick off Festival! 

The Old West End Festival and the Parade Committee welcomes you to participate in the 2018 King Wamba Carnival Parade. The King Wamba Carnival Parade is the official kick-off of the Old West End Festival and will step off Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 10 a.m.

King Wamba & Queen Sancha


INTRODUCING!! The 109th annual OLD WEST END FESTIVAL King Wamba, and Queen Sancha, Their very royal Highnesses: DAVE AND TONI MOORE.

Dave and Toni have been residents of the Old West End since moving here in1970. Learning to Rehab, Rebuild, and Reinvent their own old house, and to assist and cheer on many neighbors in their own projects. Like the many beautiful plants and flowers that they have planted here, their emotional ties have taken root and thrived. Toni has been involved in WOWE (Women of the Old West End) since the early days, (1971) and Dave was active in the Old West End Association. In those days these were divided by gender. Toni chaired OWE festival in 1975 and 1980. She is the life force behind our Tours de Noel. They continue to be a vivid part of our neighborhood fabric and bring their experience and enthusiasm to our new neighbors. Dave and Toni are the parents of two, daughter Melissa, and the late Dave Jr. They are the grandparents of three. As Toni always says: "OUR LIVES ARE NEVER BORING"

We want YOU to join the eclectic convergence of art, music, dance squads, drum lines, street theatre, and visual wonder and come strut your stuff! For more information, send your request to Paulette Mills, – (419) 349-8559