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

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 11:00 a.m.

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Parade Information

The Community is invited to join the City of Mesa and the Mesa MLK Committee as we celebrate the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 21, 2019. Community groups, organizations, businesses, churches, dance groups, bands, and regional cities will stroll in Downtown Mesa during this community event.

Application for entry into parade is now closed.

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

More fun after the Parade!



1/2 Price Admission to AZMNH

A festival hosted by Zen Nights Inc. will convene immediately after the parade with music, art and love celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The festival will be located on Macdonald St., just north of Main St. in Downtown Mesa from 12-4pm.

Zen Nights Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit located in Mesa, proving plant based family friendly gatherings free to the public.  For more information and to be a vendor, please contact info@zennights.org or visit www.zennights.org.


Festival Map


The Arizona Museum of Natural History will be OPEN on Martin Luther King Jr. Day from 11 AM to 4 PM & there will be 1/2 PRICE ADMISSION! Make a day of it! Enjoy the MLK Day parade, festival AND stop by for a visit to AzMNH!

1/2 price admission will be:

$6 - Adults
$3.50 - Children 3 -12
$5 - Seniors 65+
$4 - Students 13+ with ID
Free for children 2 and under
EBT card holders $2


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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 diversity.info@mesaaz.gov or call 480-644-3705


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