The Kingdom Day Parade honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and has grown into the largest and longest running King Annual Birthday Celebration in the nation! 2018 would have been Dr. King’s 89th birthday and is also the 50th Anniversary of his untimely Homegoing.
The three 3-Mile parade route begins at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Western Avenue, traveling west, south and on Crenshaw to Vernon Ave, and ending at Leimert Park. ABC-7, will broadcast the entire 2 Hour Parade Live from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Several hundred thousand spectators every year line the three (3) mile route winding through the inner-city streets of South Los Angeles. Some of the spectators reserve side walk space with sleeping bags, as early as the night before in what has become a unique Los Angeles tradition.
In deepest respect for the legacy of Dr. King the parade features more than 150 units involving over 3,000 individuals which include; the “Kingdom Day Parade Queen & Her Royal Court”, elaborate floats, marching bands, high school & middle school drill teams, novelty acts, equestrian units, and an exciting turn out of celebrities and community leaders.
The Kingdom Day Parade’s community and corporate supporters include; the sponsor Blue Shield of California, Los Angeles The Dodgers, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, Denny’s Crenshaw, Covered California, Farmers Insurance, Los Angeles Unified School District, Mercedes Downtown LA Motors, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, U.S. Bank, METRO, MetroPCS, KJLH Radio, KNBC Channel 4, 93.5 KDAY, KTLA Channel 5, McDonalds, and LAUSD’s Beyond The Bell.
The mission of the Kingdom Day Parade, a partnership with corporate sponsors and the County and City of Los Angeles, together with the State of California, is to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the form of an Annual Kingdom Day Parade and other activities which promotes keeping his Dream alive and helps to sustain his message of fighting for equality and agape to all mankind using love as its weapon.
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