Free 25th Annual Long Beach MLK Parade Saturday Jan. 19

Honor the struggle for civil rights at the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace & Unity Parade, Saturday, Jan. 19 in Long Beach, CA. The free parade, featuring several grand marshals and 100 entries, steps off at 10:30am at Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and Anaheim St. From there it heads north on MLK Jr. Ave., east onto 19th St., then north on Lemon Ave.

A free peace & unity festival follows at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. 12:30 to 5pm. This festive-filled program includes a children and teen area, with games and rides, plus family-friendly entertainment, food booths, craft and merchandise vendors.

Parking is available at Long Beach City College, Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, with shuttle buses running from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Contact 562-570-6816 or visit www.longbeach.gov/district6 for more information.

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