January 2008 – The Martin Luther King Kingdom Day Parade
has been celebrated for the last 20 years and over a million people take to the streets of Los Angeles to remember the life and works of the great man.
The 2008 parade, themed “30 Years of Continuing the Dream,” commences on Martin Luther King Blvd at Crenshaw and lasts for two miles until Western. It includes more than 150 floats, 20 drill teams, ten dance groups, and celebrities aplenty.
Local vendors and restaurants spill out onto the street in the carnival atmosphere. Streets around the parade area are closed off at 8.30am, so if you’re planning to drive, you’d better get up early.
When: Jan. 21 – 11am