2020 MLK March/Parade

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee invites you to participate in the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration March/Parade. The March/Parade will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020, starting from Holmes Street and MLK Jr. Blvd. promptly at 10:00 a.m. 

This is one of several events scheduled to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy during the week of January 13-21, 2020. The March/Parade will feature approximately 250 entries from various community organizations, church groups, youth groups, nonprofit organizations, band/drill teams, colorful floats, and much more.

To participate in the March/Parade, please complete the application along with the parade entry fee of $125.00 (which can be paid via Money order or Cashier’s Checks, made payable to Communities Foundation of Texas, Community Projects & Events Fund), a copy of your Drivers License, and proof of insurance for any vehicles. There will be no refunds.

Parade fees can also be paid online via Eventbrite at https://2020mlkparade.eventbrite.com

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 10, 2020, By 5:00 PM (or until all slots are filled)

Incomplete applications will not be accepted nor returned. 

Complete the Online Parade Application

Download the 2020 MLK Celebration March-Parade Application (Fillable)







Please return to:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

2922 MLK Blvd. Bldg. A/Admin. Office, Dallas, Texas 75215

Attn:  LaRhonda Bacon/Natashia Cooper

Phone: (214) 670-8418

Fax: (214) 670-8501


Sponsorship funding will support the implementation of community events and the
development of a scholarship fund, with scholarships to be presented at the Gala.
Sponsorship benefits and levels are outlined in the attached packet. Sponsorship forms should be submitted by Friday, December 20, 2019. 

Download our 2020 MLK Sponsorship Packet.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Presenting: $25,000+
  • Platinum: $10,000+
  • Gold: $5,000+
  • Silver: $2,500+
  • Bronze: $1,000+
  • Supporter: $250+ (before December 1, 2019)

If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact Jamel Slaughter,
Ph.D., Program Administrator for the Office of Community Care, at (214) 671-5117 or via email


Donated funds will enable the City to provide the week’s events to the public free of charge, except for the Scholarship Gala, which requires a ticket purchase. Beyond providing support to the events of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, donations will also support the development of the City of Dallas’ new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be presented at the 38th annual gala event.