35th Annual Gardena Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

January 12, 2019

January 12, 2019

10:00 am To 3:00 pm

Rowley Memorial Park, Van Ness Avenue, Gardena, CA, USA

Free

(310) 217-9537

Event Description

The City of Gardena MLK Jr. Cultural Committee Celebrates 46 years of MLK Jr. Commemorations and 35 years of MLK Parades

The city of Gardena and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Committee will host its annual 2-day Dr. MLK Jr. Commemoration programs January 11-12, 2019.  The celebration begins with its annual Friday Night Youth Commemorative Program at 7:00 p.m. at the Nakaoka Community Center.  The program will include music, dance, first place essay winners and a classical string presentation by the Arredondo family.  The keynote speaker for the evening is Minister David Price, youth minister of First AME church.

On Saturday, January 12th, at 10:00 a.m. the 35th annual parade will roll down Van Ness Blvd from Serra High ending at Rowley Park, featuring KNBC’s Beverly White as grand marshal and honorary grand marshal reality T.V. show “Dancing Dolls” star, Sunjai Williams.  Sunjai doll creator Stacy McBride will have Sunjai’s dolls available for sale at the Sunjai Fan Booth at the MLK Jr. Parade Festival at Rowley Park.  Immediately following, the parade is the 3rd annual Battle of the Bands and Drumline competition with KJLH 102.3 radio personality Nautica De La Cruz as the celebrity judge. The Battle of the bands will feature some of the finest bands and drumlines in our area.

For more information: Contact:

Laverne Knight, Chair emeritus: 310. 516.1958

Paulette Francis: 310.324.6540 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Committee Chair

Nikki Sweeny or Janina Hartwell, City of Gardena parade coordinators: 310.217.9537

How to Register?

For more information: Contact:

Laverne Knight, Chair emeritus: 310. 516.1958

Paulette Francis: 310.324.6540 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Committee Chair

Nikki Sweeny or Janina Hartwell, City of Gardena parade coordinators: 310.217.9537

 

Contact Information

nsweeney@cityofgardena.org

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