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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts celebrated the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The parade commemorated the life of civil rights leader and icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2017 at noon.
The parade stepped off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeded south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbanded at Baltimore Street. Spectators were invited to view the parade from along the route or near the reviewing stand at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Franklin Street. This year’s parade was emceed by Konan of “The Ko Show” on 92Q Jams and April Watts of Magic 95.9 FM.
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.
The grand marshal of this year’s parade was singer/songwriter and Baltimore native Brave Williams. Brave Williams is most widely known for being cast as a lead singer on the MTV reality show, P. Diddy’s Making The Band. She also co-founded an all-girl group named Rich Girl which produced a series of Billboard hits. Most recently, Brave appeared on TV One’s R&B Divas: LA series.
For more information on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, call 410-752-8632.
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10,000 - 25,000 (predominantly families)
For more information on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, contact Symone Audain.
Applications for the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade are now closed. Check back to apply for the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.