Magnolia Midlands / Dublin

Dublin Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Parade

Dates : 1/16/16 - 1/16/16
Downtown Dublin
314 Academy Avenue
Dublin, GA 31021

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Celebrate our history as Dublin commemorates Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. in the 21st Annual MLK Parade in Downtown Dublin. With over 160 floats, Dublin's MLK Parade is the second largest in Georgia!

The application fee for the MLK Parade is $35. To participate, pick up an application from Miller's Soul Food, call Laura Irvin at 478-272-3966 or James Holder at 478-697-1366. Miller's Soul Food is located in Downtown Dublin at 115 South Lawrence Street.

A Dublin Connection

On April 17, 1944, the Colored Elks Clubs of Georgia held their state convention at First African Baptist Church in Dublin and sponsored an essay contest. A 14-year-old student at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta delivered a speech entitled "The Negro and the Constitution." Little did the audience realize they were witnessing the first public speech by Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., and the start of the Civil Rights Movement.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 12:00PM - 2:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    General Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Restaurant on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+), Adults (21+), All Ages, Kids (5-8), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18), Toddlers (up to 5), Tweens (9-12)


    African American, Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free Things to Do, History & Heritage


  • Oratorical Speech Contest: A Celebration of MLK

    Oratorical Speech Contest: A Celebration of MLK

    04/16/2016 - 04/16/2016

    Celebrate the speech-making tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at First African Baptist Church in Dublin, Ga. where, on April 17, 1944, a young Martin Luther King, Jr., presented his first public speech during an oratorical contest.

    The contest theme is "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture." Admission to view the contest is free and open to the public.

    This contest is open to children in grade 6 or higher and adults. There is no entry fee to participate in thi... read more