Savannah MLK Parade

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

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

Dublin Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Parade

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade in Dublin, Georgia
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade in Dublin, Georgia

This noontime parade in Dublin winds its way through downtown on Jan. 18, 2020, and will feature more than 175 floats, making it the state's second largest parade celebrating the late civil rights icon. While you're in Dublin, be sure to stop at Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Park located across the street from the church where a young Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his first public speech at age 14. 

Elberton Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Parade

Band in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Elberton, Georgia

Band in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Elberton, Georgia

See one of the longest running MLK Day observances in Northeast Georgia at this parade in Elberton. The parade is one of several events held over three days to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Hinesville

Liberty County MLK Day parade in Hinesville, Georgia

Liberty County MLK Day parade in Hinesville, Georgia

The Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance, scheduled for Jan. 20, 2020, at 10 a.m. is the culmination of a week-long observance of the civil rights leader, who spent time at Dorchester Academy in Liberty County in the 1960s with other civil rights leaders.

Athens MLK Day Parade and Festival

The Annual Athens MLK Day Parade and Music Fest will start at 3 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2020, in front of the historic Morton Theatre, which at one time formed the core of the city's black business district. After the parade, the block party/club crawl will begin. Selected venues will host live performances and various family activities.

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

MLK Observance Day Association, Facebook
Photo courtesy of Savannah MLK Observance Day Association, Facebook

The Jan. 20, 2020, 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 Historical Park in Atlanta. 

Published: December 2019