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 (Dublin)


This noontime parade winds its way through downtown Dublin on Jan. 13, 2018, and will feature more than 175 floats, making it the state's second largest parade celebrating the late civil rights icon.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Parade (Elberton)

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

Kickoff for the Jan. 14, 2018, parade is at 4 p.m. The 25th MLK Parade theme is "One Act of Kindness Can Change the World." See one of the longest running MLK Day observances in Northeast Georgia. The parade is one of several events held over three days in Elberton to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2018 Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade (Hinesville)

Liberty County MLK Day parade in Hinesville, Georgia
Liberty County MLK Day parade in Hinesville, Georgia

This annual parade on Jan. 15, 2018, 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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade (Carrollton)

Martin Luther King Jr. statue
Martin Luther King Jr. statue

This parade in downtown Carrollton will kick off at 11 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2018, with revelers traveling through Adamson Square to the Stallings Community Center. 

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

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

The Jan. 15, 2018, 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. 

Published: January 2016