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Garland Plans King Parade

33rd Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and
March – Garland, Texas

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Garland, Texas Unit will host its 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and march on Saturday, January 15, 2022, begin- ning at 10:00 A.M.

MLK Parade Route in Garland – January 15, 2022

Parade starts on Dairy Road @ Garden Drive (near Embree Park), Garland, Texas, 75040

It proceeds north on Dairy Road to Highway 66 (Avenue D)

West (Left) on Highway 66 (Avenue D) to First Street

North (Right) on First Street to Highway 66 (Avenue B)

West (Left) on Highway 66 (Avenue B) to Fifth Street

North (Right) on Glenbrook Street to Austin Street

East (Right) on Austin Street to the Granville Arts Center

Parade ends at the Granville Arts Center, 300 North Fifth @ Austin Streets, downtown Garland, TX, 75040

2022 MLK Theme / Grand Marshals / “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Musical – January 15, 2022

The 2022 theme is “Honoring Dr. King During COVID-19.” Mrs. LaKisha Culpepper, Garland ISD Liaison to the African American Community, will serve as grand marshal. The celebration continues following the parade with a musical: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 12:30 PM. It will be held at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. 5th Street, downtown Garland where the MLK Communitywide Youth Choir joined by students from the Garland ISD Fine Arts Department will perform. Winners of the 2022 MLK Float Contest to be announced at the program. This event is free and open to the public.

MLK Youth Extravaganza on January 16, 2022 – Granville Arts Center
Brownlee Auditorium

Youth groups from area churches and the Garland ISD will showcase their spiritual talents in praise dance and athletic talents in step routines on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 300 N. 5th Street, downtown Garland, 75040, beginning at 4:00 P.M. Admission is free and the MLK Youth Extravaganza is open to the public.

For more information on these events, please contact the NAACP Garland Unit at 972.381.5044, voice box #5, or visit the NAACP Garland Unit’s website: and click on MLK Events.

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