Did you know that the third largest parade in the county happens right here in Houston? It’s the MLK Grande Parade, and only the Macy’s Day Parade and the Rose Parade are bigger. The 25th Annual MLK Grande Parade will be on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. It originates on Elgin Street and San Jacinto Street and runs through Midtown. Join hundreds of thousands of others in Midtown and watch this parade go by.
In addition to the MLK Grande Parade, the organizers also offer the MLK Youth Parade and the MLK Battle of the Bands. Get the details so you can make plans.
About the Parade
This year’s theme is “It Takes a Village,” and it is going to be a celebration like no other. Prestigious marching bands will roll out, providing the beat for the celebration. Various performing groups will march along, and there will be some magnificent floats. This parade always does an amazing job of honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, and this year likely be even bigger and better than before.
MLK Youth Parade 2019
The MLK Grande Parade might be the main event, but you’ll also want to check out the 13th Annual MLK Youth Parade – Houston. This parade will roll out at noon on Jan. 19. It’s organized by the same group that puts on the MLK Grande Parade and originates from the same location. The youth parade also has marching bands and floats, along with a very powerful message. The young people of today are the future, so people need to go out and celebrate them.
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MLK Battle of the Bands 2019
The MLK Battle of the Bands 2019 will be on Jan. 20 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at W.W. Thorne Stadium. Stop by to watch 18 bands battle it out. You will also see exhibition performances. You know these bands are amazing in parades. Just wait until you see what they can do on the football field.
You might not want to drive to the MLK Grande Parade since there will be so many people in attendance. Using a ride share service might be easier. Most of the time, though, you prefer to take your own wheels. Get an upgrade at Mike Calvert Toyota in Houston, Texas, to make those trips more fun.