2021 MLK Day of Celebration and Service POSTPONED

Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Celebration

Honoring the legacy and contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr., the City of Long Beach annually holds a parade in coordination with a celebration brought to the community by the Sixth District council office. and celebration kicking off at Martin Luther King, Jr, Avenue.  The park celebration traditionally has a main stage with multicultural performances, as well as other community-focused activities, such as: a health and wellness area, a youth area, food and merchandise vendors, and information booths.

34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade & Celebration

The City of Long Beach has postponed its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Celebration to 2023. The decision to further postpone the event, originally scheduled for Jan. 15, 2022, was made out of an abundance of caution to protect public health as transmission of COVID-19 cases remains high. The City continues to take a steadfast approach towards mitigating the spread of the virus, and while it is an unfortunate circumstance to postpone this year’s parade, the event will make its grand return next year with enhanced features.