20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

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  • Image Credit: Shae McCoy

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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 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. 

Nomination Process
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.

Honorary Grand Marshal Search

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Individuals who have made a significant contribution to someone or a Baltimore City neighborhood through activism, arts or other community-based projects 

Voting Process

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.

Parade Information

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.
 

Contact

For more information on the parade, call 410-752-8632 or email Symone Audain

If you are a for-profit organization, institute or business, please contact Bob Sicard for parade sponsorship/involvement opportunities at 410-752-8632.