Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in celebrating and promoting the worth of every human being. In his pursuit of equal rights by nonviolent means, Dr. King encouraged diverse cultures to live together in a spirit of love, understanding and service to one another.
In that same spirit, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, through their Community Relations Committee, came together to expand the community’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg MLK National Holiday Celebration. Through these events, we celebrate those who are committed to carrying Dr. King’s legacy forward from generation to generation.
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade
A Charlotte tradition since 1981, the MLK Holiday Parade in Uptown Charlotte includes more than 100 community organizations, marching bands, floats and dance performers
Start Time: Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Tryon Street from 9th Street to Stonewall Street
Schedule of events:
Saturday, Jan. 13 – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade
Saturday, Jan. 13 – Martin Luther King Jr. Call to Service
Saturday, Jan. 13 – Martin Luther King Jr. Growing the Dream Awards Ceremony
Saturday, Jan. 13 – Martin Luther King Jr. P.E.A.C.E. Basketball Showcase
Monday, Jan. 15 – A March for Justice: 50 Years Later
Monday, Jan. 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Wreath Laying
Monday, Jan. 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. National Observance