Thousands of people lined the streets by the Capitol to watch the parade of local bands, decorative floats and, yes, politicians.
What is being called the "African-American vote" is crucial to both the presidential and local elections.
State Representative Rev. Michael Murphy said it is a great way for the politicians to get out and meet people in the community and find out what their needs are. But besides politics, most families just said they were happy to have the day to share with friends and family.
The picnic included all kinds if hearty food, music and picnic tables full of families.