The 42nd Annual Original MLK Day Parade

January 20, 2020
Downtown Houston
1160 Smith St. | Houston, TX 77002
Contact: Ashley Small
Phone: (281) 846-5976
Times: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Admission: Free
Area of Town: Downtown
Free Admission: No

The Black Heritage Society and the City of Houston will host the 42nd Annual “Original” Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade on Monday, January 20, 2020. Organizations who wish to participate in the parade must register at by Friday January 3, 2020.The historic parade was the very first MLK Day Parade held in the nation after being sanctioned by the King family in 1978 here in HoustonThe celebration will showcase a variety of marching bands, decorated floats, dance teams, military and ROTC groups, first responders, city and county officials, VIP guest appearances and notable organizations from around the world. The Mayor’s Drum Major Award will be presented again this year, recognizing outstanding performance and originality. Immediately following the parade, the celebration will move to the steps of City Hall for the 4th Annual MLK, Jr. Taste of Houston festival. The family-friendly experience is an upbeat blend of popular cuisines and desserts, artwork, kid-friendly activities and live musical performances.

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