East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival

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Monday, January 20, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.

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Parade Information

The 2020 Grand Marshal is Reyna Montoya, founder and CEO of Aliento. Through youth-led arts and healing workshops, leadership development and community organizing, Aliento transforms trauma into hope and action for those most impacted by the harms associated with lacking an immigration status.

Following the parade, there will be a community festival from 12 4 p.m. This will include a brief program at 12:30 p.m. near Pepper and Macdonald honoring the work and legacy of Dr. King.

As part of the holiday, the Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald, and the i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W. Pepper Place, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with half price admission. The i.d.e.a. Museum will have a special “early bird” bonus hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Parade Route

The parade begins on Center Street in downtown Mesa at Martin Luther King Jr. Way.  The parade will continue south on Center Street to First Street, and then travel west on First Street and conclude at Robson. VIEW MAP


Want to volunteer?

The East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade is a collaboration by the City of Mesa and Mesa Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee. For questions or more information, please contact the City’s Diversity Office at or call 480-644-3705


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