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Applications for the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade will open on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is proud to present the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade alongside Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the City of Baltimore. The parade commemorates the life of civil rights leader and icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2020 starting at noon. Spectators are welcome to view the parade along the route on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between Eutaw Street and Baltimore Street.
New for 2020, BOPA invites nominations for an Honorary Grand Marshal to walk in the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. Through a nomination and voting process, this individual will be selected by the public whose work exemplifies Dr. King’s life and legacy in Baltimore City.
Individuals with the most nominations will move forward as a finalist in the final vote. The top five eligible individuals with the most nominations will move forward to the final vote.
Nominations will close on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
To submit a nominee, please click here.
Check back on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to vote for the Honorary Grand Marshal.
Voting will remain open through Sunday, January 5, 2020, with the winner announced on Friday, January 10, 2020.
More than 70 groups participate in the parade including high school and community bands, honor/color guards, equestrian units, fraternities & sororities, lively dance squads and civic organizations.