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5 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parades in Georgia

  • Savannah MLK Parade

    Photo by Justin Chan Photography courtesy of MLK Observance Day Association in Savannah.

Celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during these parades throughout Georgia.

Tybee Island MLK Parade (Tybee Island)

Savannah State University Band marching on Tybee Main Street - Tybee MLK, Facebook
Savannah State University Band marching on Tybee Main Street - Tybee MLK, Facebook

Kickoff for the Jan. 7, 2017, parade is at 3 p.m. The parade will follow the Butler Avenue Parade Route. The event will feature bands, organizations and parade fanfare.

23rd Annual MLK Parade (Dublin)

This noontime parade winds its way through downtown Dublin on Jan. 14, 2017, and will feature more than 160 floats, making it the state’s second largest parade celebrating the late civil rights icon.

Gwinnett County 2017 MLK Day Parade (Lawrenceville)

This annual parade kicks off in downtown Lawrenceville at the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center on Jan. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. The parade winds through town ending at Moore Middle School.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade (McDonough)

This parade in Henry County will kick off at 10 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2017, with revelers beginning their route from the Henry County Performing Arts Center at 37 Lemon Street. The celebration continues at 11 a.m. at the Henry County Performing Arts Center.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Parade (Savannah)

MLK Observance Day Association, Facebook
MLK Observance Day Association, Facebook

The Jan. 16, 2017, parade in Savannah will set off from the corner of East Liberty and East Broad Street heading toward the Savannah River at 10 a.m. Then, it will follow a route where it turns left on Broughton Street, then right on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard before terminating at the corner of West Anderson Street.

Learn more about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta. 

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull

Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more Festival content from Eileen.