Annual Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr. Parade & Celebration

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, taking place on January 18th  and running from 11 am to 5 pm. This year’s parade and celebration is themed around “Continuing the Legacy,” according to Long Beach Councilman Dee Andrews. More specifically, the event ill showcase the way in which today’s African American community continues to honor the spirit of MLK. 

  • “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” -Martin Luther King Jr.


Important Details

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  • Phone: (563) 570-6816
  • Cost: Free 
  • When: 10 am Saturday, Jan 18 from 11 am to 5 pm 
  • Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, from Anaheim Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Park

2020 MLK Day of Service

In perfect companion with the MLK Day parade is the 2020 Day of Service on January 20th. This marks the 10th year Leadership Long Beach will partner with local community organizations and the City of Long Beach to host hundreds of volunteers to serve on the MLK National Day of Service. 


Individuals and groups looking to volunteer can sign up here on the site. The program expects us to have service projects all throughout Long Beach. Kids and families are also welcome to volunteer and the organization will signify any opportunities that are not kid-friendly. On the other hand, companies, groups, and organizations can sponsor and host their own service project site. All sponsorships allow for promotional opportunities (banners/signs). Furthermore, the sponsoring company or group can request that all of their employees serve on the same project. 


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