Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Parade

Event Date

Saturday, January 13, 2024
12:00pm - 2:00pm


Dates & times for January 2024
Saturday, January 13, 2024 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Downtown Dublin
314 Academy Avenue
Dublin GA 31021


  • General Admission: $0.00

Celebrate our history as Dublin GA commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Saturday, January 13th at noon in Downtown Dublin. Historically, with over 175 floats, Dublin’s Martin Luther King Jr. Parade has been the second largest in Georgia!

Be Part of History

Make history with your own float as the parade marches down Telfair Street through Downtown Dublin to the Bellevue historic district.

The application fee for the MLK Parade is $50. Download a paper application HERE or fill out an online form HERE

.The deadline for entries is December 15th.

The theme for this year’s parade is: “Living the Dream: It Starts With Me – Spreading Hope, Courage, and Unity”.

Please incorporate the theme with your entry. Decorated FLOATS are strongly encouraged!

In honor of Dr. King’s legacy of service through his philosophy of nonviolence and service to humanity, all group leaders are encouraged to emphasize the importance of your members and their families coming out and viewing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on January 13, 2024, one positive method of helping to keep Dr. King’s legacy alive.

For more information, call Royce J. Hall at 478-697-1107.

Munch On

If your hunger for history has your tummy rumbling, the Fun Saturday In The Park will keep you filled during the festivities! Between 9 AM and 5 PM march over to Market On Madison and side-up to your choice of food truck. This year turn up the fun factor with bouncy house, a petting zoo, crafts vendors and more!

Have a food truck, will travel? Contact Fran Wells at 478-697-7858.

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 15-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.

For more information on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his connection to Dublin’s First African Baptist Church, click HERE.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking off Site
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
Near Interstate Highway
  • 16
Suitable for Ages
  • Adults (18+)
  • Adults (21+)
  • All Ages
  • Seniors (55+)
  • Teens (13-18)
  • Toddlers (up to 5)
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Accessible
  • Pet-Friendly
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