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Today is the national observance of one of the greatest civil rights champions and influential leaders of our time, and to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many area celebrations are being held around SoCal. From parades, peaceful activities, and celebrations, there’s something for the whole family to participate in to remember and honor the great legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.


Los Angeles 

SoCal’s largest MLK celebration, The Kingdom Day Parade will be led by Dodgers Matt Kemp serving as the Grand Marshall under the parade theme “His Dream Will Never Die.”  It begins with an observance at 10:15 am at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Western Avenue in South Los Angeles, head west on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Crenshaw Boulevard, then south to Vernon Avenue, concluding at Leimert Park.


WHEN: Monday, January 20, 2014 | 11:00 am
Martin Luther King Blvd. and Western Avenue | Los Angeles CA 90062

Santa Monica

This free festival with the theme “UNITY in CommUNITY” includes music and performances followed by the street fair across the street (606 Wilshire Blvd.) where local nonprofit organizations network and share each group’s activities with the participants leaving the MLK Celebration.


WHEN: Monday, January 20, 2014 | 9:00am
WHERE: SGI-USA World Peace Auditorium | 525 Wilshire Blvd. | Santa Monica, CA 90404

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