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Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

January 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

MLK Parade

Celebrate our history as Dublin GA commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Saturday, January 14th at noon in Downtown Dublin. Historically, with over 175 floats, Dublin’s Martin Luther King Jr. Parade has been the second largest in Georgia!

Be Part of History

Make history with your own float as the parade marches down Telfair Street through Downtown Dublin to the Bellevue historic district.

The application fee for the MLK Parade is $40. Download a paper application HERE or fill out online form HERE.

The deadline for entries is December 16th.

In honor of Dr. King’s legacy of service through his philosophy of nonviolence, and service to humanity, the theme for this year’s parade is: It Starts with Me: Cultivating A Beloved Community Mindset To Transform Unjust Systems. Please incorporate the theme with your entry. Decorated floats are strongly encouraged!

For more information, call James Holder at 478-697-1366, Laura Irwin at 478-278-1828, Nadine Hunt at 478-272-5983 or Royce J. Hall at 478-697-1107.

A Dublin Connection

On April 17, 1944, the Colored Elks Clubs of Georgia held their state convention at First African Baptist Church in Dublin and sponsored an essay contest. A 15 year old student at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta delivered a speech entitled “The Negro and the Constitution.” Little did the audience realize they were witnessing the first public speech by Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., and the start of the Civil Rights Movement.

Be a part of history participating in the annual Oratorical Speech Contest. Contest packet and theme coming soon!

For more information on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his connection to Dublin’s First African Baptist Church, click HERE!


January 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Downtown Dublin
314 Academy Avenue
Dublin, GA 31021 United States
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