When:
January 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm UTC Timezone
2020-01-20T10:00:00+00:00
2020-01-20T14:00:00+00:00
Where:
MLK Community Center
2922 MLK Jr. Blvd. 75215
Contact:
Pamela Jones
(214) 670-8418

The 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. march/parade is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade includes a maximum of 250 entries (4,000 participants); marching bands, floats, horses and vehicles. DART Transportation Officers are onsite to assist at J.B. Jackson, Jr. Transit Center at MLK Jr. Station. Set up will begin at 3 a.m. with the erection of tents (five – 10’x10’), bleachers along the north and south sidewalk of the 2922 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, and the erection of a stage (16’x8’x48”) in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center. No food or beverage sales is permitted throughout the route. The float staging escort leaves from Livestock Fair Park at 7 a.m. travels with the flow of traffic down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard staging area. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Holmes Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, proceeds northeast on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard ending and dispersing into Fair Park. Martin Luther King Boulevard closures begin at 9 a.m. starting at the intersection of Holmes Street and Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and proceeding down Martin Luther King Boulevard toward Fair Park. Parade street closures include the full closure of the 1500-3300 blocks of Martin Luther King Boulevard, and all cross streets. Intersections reopen after the street sweepers passes through. Martin Luther King Boulevard will open completely by 2 p.m. Tear down will be complete and street closure apparatus removed by 7 p.m.

– APPROVED STREET CLOSURES –

Street Name From To # of Lanes Start Time End Time Use
Al Lipscomb Way Lamar Street Holmes Street Full Closure 6:00 AM 12:30 PM Staging
Lamar Street Al Lipscomb Way Forest Avenue Full Closure 6:00 AM 12:30 PM Staging
Parnell Street Al Lipscomb Way Forest Avenue Full Closure 6:00 AM 12:30 PM Staging
Gould Street Al Lipscomb Way MLK Jr. Blvd. Full Closure 6:00 AM 12:30 PM Staging
Cleveland Street Al Lipscomb Way MLK Jr. Blvd. Full Closure 6:00 AM 12:30 PM Staging
Holmes Street Al Lipscomb Way MLK Jr. Blvd. Full Closure 6:00 AM 12:30 PM Staging
Park Row Avenue Lamar Street Holmes Street Full Closure 6:00 AM 12:30 PM Staging
South Boulevard Lamar Street Ervay Street Full Closure 6:00 AM 12:30 PM Staging
MLK Jr. Blvd. Lamar Street Ervay Street Full Closure 6:00 AM 12:30 PM Staging
Peabody Ave. Parnell Street Dead- end of Peabody Full Closure 6:00 AM 12:30 PM Staging
MLK Jr. Blvd. Holmes Street Fair Park Full Closure 9:00 AM 2:00 PM Parade

 

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