Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade

Event Details


What: A Charlotte tradition since 1981, the MLK Holiday Parade in Uptown Charlotte includes more than 100 community organizations, marching bands, floats and dance performers. Approximately 21,000 people attended the parade in 2019.

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When: Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: Tryon Street from 9th Street to Stonewall Street

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The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, through their Community Relations Committee, have come together to expand our community’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg MLK National Holiday Celebration. Through honorable events, the community will celebrate those who are committed to carrying Dr. King’s legacy forward from generation to generation.​​