The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting applications for organizations interested in being a part of the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The parade celebrates the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. onMonday, January 18, 2016 at noon. Eligible applicants include cheer and dance squads, college and high school bands, community bands, equestrian groups, floats, honor/color guards, military groups and civic/community organizations. Parade participants are required to represent Dr. King’s message and legacy. The application deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The application can be found on www.promotionandarts.org. The parade kicks off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade continues to be an event for residents, visitors and communities to gather in Baltimore to celebrate the life of one of America’s most influential civil rights, political and social icons. The parade promotes collaboration as more than 50 organizations such as community and high school bands, honor and color guards and local chapters of sororities and fraternities come together to honor the legacy of Dr. King.