2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade


H.E.L.P. (Hope.Encourage.Love.Protect) and the City of Dallas have partnered to host the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Monday, January 16, 2023.
The Parade will start at the intersection of Holmes Street and MLK, Jr. Blvd. at 10:00 a.m., and proceed approximately one mile down Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, ending at Fair Park.
The parade will feature approximately 250 entries from various community organizations, church groups, youth groups, nonprofit organizations, band/drill teams, colorful floats, and much more. 


The deadline to submit an application is Monday, January 9, 2022, or until all slots are filled.

Entry Fee

Parade Entry Fee: $150 (includes the cost of 1 vehicle;  additional vehicles are $15 each (Limit 5).
Car Clubs: $200 for the first 5 cars; $15 each additional car (Limit 20).

Payment can be made online or by money order or cashier’s checks made payable to “Hope Encourage Love Protect (H.E.L.P.)” No refunds will be issued. 

Registration is not complete until entry fee has been paid.

Did you know that your parade entry fee contributes to:

  • Funding youth programming
  • Supporting HELP community outreach programs
  • Supporting the MLK, Jr. Community Center’s programs & events

Parade Logistics Meeting

There will be a mandatory meeting for all Parade participants on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center (2901 Pennsylvania Ave., Dallas, TX 75215). 

A representative from your organization MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE- failure to attend forfeits your participation in the parade.  

Download Parade Logistics Summary

Download 2023 MLK Parade Route


Parade registration is now closed.


For questions, contact 469-592-1388 or send an email to contact@help-dallas.org.


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2020 MLK Parade

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