The 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration March/Parade is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King. Set up will begin on Monday, January 21st at 3 a.m. with the construction of bleachers along the north and south side walk on 2922 MLK Blvd, erection of a stage (8’x8’) in front of the MLK Jr. Center. The event includes amplified sound from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., there’s no food or beverages and parade entries include marching bands, floats, horses and vehicles. Tear down to be completed by 7 p.m. day of the event. The following street closures are from 6 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for parade staging: Al Lipscomb Way from S. Lamar St. to Holmes St.; S. Lamar St. from Al Lipscomb Way to Forest Ave.; Parnell St. from Al Lipscomb Way to Forest Ave.; Gould St. from Al Lipscomb Way to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; Cleveland St. from Al Lipscomb Way to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; Holmes St. from Al Lipscomb Way to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; Park Row Ave. from South Lamar St. to Holmes St.; South Blvd. from Lamar Street to Holmes Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. from South Lamar Street to Holmes Street. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Holmes St. & MLK Jr. Blvd., proceeds northeast on MLK, disperses into Fair Park and concludes at 2 p.m. Parade street closures include the full closure of 1500-3300 block of MLK Jr. Blvd., and all cross streets. Estimated daily attendance is 200,000.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are hosting their 11th annual biggest stair climb in North Texas. Participants will race up 70 stories of stairs at Bank of America Plaza in the Central Business District area. The climb starts at 7:30 a.m. with the majority of the event taking place inside the building. Food and beverage (alcohol) will be given to attendees during the event. Set-up starts January 26 at 12 a.m. which includes the erection of tents (four- 10×10) (two- 10×20), performance by a DJ on the roof top and possibly a live band on the plaza, installation of a PA system, power source provided from the exterior outlets of the building, liquid propane gas (depending on weather). Teardown will immediately follow the event at 2 p.m. No outdoor amplified sound is approved before 7 a.m. Sound check and amplified sound is approved at 7 a.m. at 50% of planned volume and from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. at 75% planned volume. There are no street closures or stages. Food trucks will use the hooded metered parking lanes E901, E903, E905, E907 @ 900 Main Street directly in front of the building.
This annual event, hosted by Ultra Expeditions, is a series of races that take place completely on the Trinity Skyline Trail with distances including a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and a 50K. The event activates and finishes at the Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway and will feature amplified sound beginning at 12 noon, several vendors offering free fitness supply samples, five 10’X10’ tents and food trucks. The races will require closing the northernmost eastbound lane of the Commerce Street Bridge, from Beatrice Street, allowing through traffic on the remaining three lanes. Set-up will begin at 6:00 a.m. and tear down will be completed immediately following the event, no later than 11:00 p.m.
The South Dallas/Fair Park Faith Coalition will host its 4th Annual Unity Prayer Walk on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1:15-2:00pm. The Unity Prayer Walk will begin at James Madison High School located at 3000 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard proceed west for 1.2 miles on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and conclude at Forest Park park located at 2950 Gould St (corner of Gould, MLK and Parnell) for a short celebration.
This new event, hosted by Bishop Dunne Catholic School, is designed to highlight the community support of the Bishop Dunne Falcon Football Team’s state championship win, making them the TAPPS Division 1 State Football Champions. All school organizations & social groups are invited to march in the parade, to include the marching band, cheerleaders, drill team & various others. Staging for the parade will activate in the Southern-most entrance area, of the school parking lot, (just north-west of Tosca Lane) beginning at 8 a.m. and the parade will start promptly at 10 a.m., turning right out of the parking lot onto Rugged Drive. The parade route will travel North through the Oak Parks Estates Neighborhood on Rugged Drive, with rolling closures at each intersection, to include: Vatican Lane, Tosca Lane, Rubens Drive, Rugged Circle, Dancliff Drive, Ebbtide Lane, W Five Mile Parkway, W Pentagon Parkway, Trailridge Drive, Driftwood Drive, Nokomis Avenue, Champagne Drive, Watervaliet Drive, W Kiest Boulevard and Grayson Drive. The route will then need a hard closure of the Southbound lane of Rugged Drive at the Northern corner of Rugged Drive & Kiest Park Circle as the parade route concludes and disperses.
The annual Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race will start and finish in Fair Park amongst Dallas’ biggest chocolate aficionados. Set-up will begin Thursday, February 7th at 4 a.m. with the erection of tents (one-30×120) (one-30×40) (one-10×10) (one-30×50) (two-10×20) (one-20×20), stages (two-8’x8’x24” high) (one-12’x12’x24” high), and the use of two standard 5,000 forklifts. Tear down to be completed by 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 10th. The event includes the use of the Santa Fe Trail, amplified sound starting at 8 a.m., the sale of merchandise and provides non-sales of food and beverage (non-alcohol). The 15k/5k race route consists of full/parcel closure along the following impacted streets: N. Haskell from Fair Park to Bryan St. (7a.m. – 9a.m.) (Full); Main St. from N. Haskell to Peak St (7a.m.- 8:45a.m.) (Eastbound); Bryan St. from N. Haskell to Greenville Ave. (8a.m. – 9:30a.m.) (Full); Greenville Ave. from Bryan St. to Lewis St. (8:15a.m. – 9:45a.m.) (Full); Lewis St. from Greenville Ave. to Skillman St. (8:15a.m. – 10a.m.) (Full); Skillman St. from Lewis St. to La Vista Dr. (8:30a.m. – 10:15a.m.) (Full); La Vista Dr. from Skillman St. to Shore Dr. (8:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.) (Full); Shore Dr. from La Vista St. to Santa Fe Trail (8:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.) (Full); Santa Fe Trail from Shore Dr. to Willow St. (8:30a.m. – 10:45a.m.) (Trail); Willow St. from Santa Fe Trail to Peak St. (8:45a.m. – 11a.m.) (Full); Peak St. from Main St. to Stonewall St. (7:15a.m. – 11a.m.) (Full); Stonewall St. from Parry Ave. to S. Haskell. (7:15a.m. – 11:15a.m.) (Full); S. Haskell from Stonewall St. to S. Fitzhugh Ave. (7:15a.m. – 11:15a.m.) (Eastbound); S. Fitzhugh Ave. from S. Haskell to Gaisford St. (7:15a.m. – 11:15a.m.) (Southbound); Gaisford St. from S. Fitzhugh Ave. to Washington St. (7:15a.m. – 11:30a.m.) (Full); Washington St. from Gaisford St. to Fair Park (7:15a.m. – 11:30a.m.) (Full). Estimated attendance is 12,000.
This annual event is a 5K and a 1K fun run that starts and finishes at Winfrey Point which includes the use of White Rock Lake Trail. Race packet pickup and on-site registration will begin at 8 a.m. The 5K run starts at 9 a.m. and will proceed south on East Lawther Drive on the bike path turnaround before Garland Road, go north on East Lawther heading back to Winfrey Point finish and disperse. The 1K at 8:30 am will go south on the bike path from Winfrey Point turnaround go north on bike path to Winfrey Point finish and disperse. It will require the closing of E. Lawther Drive and Garland Road starting at 8 a.m. and reopening at 11 a.m. Non-sales of food and beverage (alcohol) available at the event. Setup starts at 5 a.m. which includes amplified sound at 8 a.m. in one location, a bounce house, no tents or stage erected and concludes at 12 p.m. The estimated attendance is 450.
This 5k run/walk takes place entirely in the Trinity River Corridor and on the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge. There are no street closures, tents or stages. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Event setup will begin at 6 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m. and the run starting at 10 a.m. Event teardown will begin immediately after the event at 3 p.m. A live DJ and a live band will act as entertainment. Estimated attendance is 300.