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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 12pm. The parade celebrates the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with community-based civic organizations, high stepping bands, colorful cheer and dance squads, military units, equestrian groups and decorative floats. The parade steps 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. Groups and organizations who would like to participate in the celebration can apply at The application deadline is Monday, December 31, 2018.

The procession commemorates the remarkable leader’s advocacy for racial equality, economic justice and international peace. Martin Luther King Jr. Day promotes collaboration throughout Baltimore City bringing together residents, visitors, elected representatives and organizations for a parade steep in tradition. The 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade is produced by BOPA and supported by the City of Baltimore and media partner Radio One: 92Q, Magic 95.9, Praise 106.1 and WOLB 1010.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, events center and film office. By producing large-scale events such as Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival and Light City, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, call 410-752-8632 or visit


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