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Theme:  “Living The Dream: One People, One Nation, One Dream”.

Parade Line-Up

Visit this section again no later than one week prior to the parade to download the 2019 Parade Line-up for all participants.

Event Schedule

We have a lot of exciting events planned for the entire week to celebrate the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Annual Banquet

Click here for more information on the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet.  The souvenir booklet is given to every MLK Scholarship banquet attendee.  We encourage you to take out an ad to showcase your business or organization.

Parade Chairman w/ students from namesake school

Parade Participants

Banquet Speaker: Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. The Jersey City product of a single mother, absent father, horrific poverty, and violence, he was able to study at Rutgers University in his home state of New Jersey due to the Educational Opportunity Fund created during the Civil Rights Movement. Says Kevin, “Just to be able to get to college, to be exposed to a new world, a new way, changed my life forever, and I am forever grateful to the EOF program for giving me a chance.” Kevin has gone on to be a writer who has penned articles, essays, and blogs for a wide range of newspapers and magazines and major websites, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, ESPN, Essence, Ebony, Rolling Stone, Esquire, HuffPost, and Vibe, where he was a senior writer and founding staff member. This year, Kevin has written British GQ cover stories on Black Panthermovie co-stars Michael B. Jordan (March 2018) and Chadwick Boseman (October 2018), and currently hosts an Apple Podcast called “One on One with Kevin Powell.” Kevin is the author of 13 books, including his critically acclaimed autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood, which is being adapted for television. His 14th book will be a biography of Tupac Shakur, who Kevin interviewed many times while working for Vibe. As an activist, Kevin is also a cofounder of BK Nation, a new American organization and website focused on civil and human rights and equal opportunity for all people. And he ran for Congress in New York City in 2008 and 2010. In terms of content creation, Kevin is one of the producers of “SHE, a Choreoplay,” a major theater production about ending violence against women and girls, and healing and empowerment, created by his wife Jinah Parker, the dancer, choreographer, and playwright. SHE will make its Off-Broadway debut in the second half of 2019. Kevin and his wife are proud and long-time residents of Brooklyn, New York.

Annual Parade Reflection Photos

Each year thousands of people from various neighboring states join in our celebration in Downtown Las Vegas.  The parade consists of:

  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Non Profit organizations
  • Businesses
  • Social Organizations
  • Political Organiations
  • Marching bands

About Us

 The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will be celebrating its 36th Annual Birthday Parade. The Committee was founded in November 1981 celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by keeping the dream alive. We cordially invite the Las Vegas community to join us in this celebration at the largest parade in the state of Nevada. This year’s theme: One People, One Nation, One Dream”. The parade will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 in downtown Las Vegas beginning at 10 a.m.

  • Parade Details

    This year’s theme: “Living The Dream:  One People, One Nation, One Dream”. The parade will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019, in downtown Las Vegas beginning at 10:00 a.m.

  • Parade Line-Up

    The parade starts at Fourth Street and Gass Avenue, head North on Fourth Street to Ogden (where it will conclude).  The parade will disburse on Fourth Street and Stewart.

  • Parade Rules

    DO NOT THROW CANDY OR ANY ITEMS AT ANY TIME DURING THE PARADE because of possible injury to parade participants or spectators. 

  • Parade Regulations

    All parade entries that have vehicles, trucks and motorcycles will be expected to adhere to the following rules and guidelines.

2019 Theme: “Living the Dream:  One People, One Nation, One Dream”

You do not want to miss the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Banquet this year!  It will be hosted at the Orleans Hotel one again.

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