41st Annual “Original” MLK Parade Arrival Procedures
Monday, January 21, 2019 – Minute Maid Park

The Black Heritage Society & Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Foundation would like to thank you in advance for your participation in the 41st Annual “Original” MLK Parade, to be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 in Downtown Houston at Minute Maid Park! We are very excited to welcome you to the celebration! In preparation for your arrival to the parade, we want to ensure that you are provided with the following information:


STEP 1 - Parade Parking & Arrival Check-In for Participants

(A)  ⦁ PARKING: All parade participants who will need to park their vehicle during the parade and festival may park for free in PARKING LOT C. Please send one (1) representative to PARKING LOT A to check your group in for the parade

(B)  ⦁ CHECK-IN: All parade check-ins and registration will take place at Minute Maid Park - PARKING LOT A (Located at 59/I-69 North Underpass) beginning from 8:00 AM until 9:45 AM. A representative from each participating group MUST arrive to LOT A and check in within ZONES A, B & C to confirm participation in the parade. Upon arrival, you will receive your Parade Position Number, Decal & Wristbands

ZONE A ⦁Pre-Registered & Pre-Paid Guest

ZONE B ⦁Pre-Registered (Payment Due On Arrival)

ZONE C⦁On-Site Parade Registration & Payment

STEP 2 - Parade Line-Up, Staging & Entry Points

(A)  ⦁ Parade Walker: Once your representative has checked your group in at ZONE A, please have your group proceed immediately to designated staging areas in ZONE B or ZONE C (based on your assigned parade line-up numbers - i.e. Group 1-10, Group 11-20, Group 21-30, etc.). Designated volunteers will be available between all three lots and on the authorized street areas for large vehicle staging & parking (Part of LOT B, Part of LOT C, Preston St. - Westbound , St. Emanuel St. - Northbound, Bastrop St. - Northbound, Hutchins St. - Southbound, towards Preston)

(B)  ⦁ Parade Vehicles & Floats: Parking for vehicles, floats, etc. will be assigned to park and navigate northbound on St. Emanuel (between Texas & Preston), West bound on Preston towards Hamilton, and northbound on Bastrop (Between Texas & Preston) toward the parade start line. Please have your drivers pay close attention to pedestrians, law enforcement & parade marshals

(C)  ⦁ Parade VIP Participants: Please report to the DIAMOND LOT of Minute Maid Park, located off Texas (between Hamilton & Crawford). Please send your representative to our check in table in DIAMOND LOT to officially check in. DIAMOND LOT will be open at 9:00 AM for VIP guest

(D)  ⦁ IMPORTANT NOTICE: We ask that you please pay very close attention and follow all instructions as given by the parade deputy marshals and law enforcement as parade line-up logistics may change for the safety and best interest of the public.. Please place the permits on the dashboard of your vehicle


(*NOTE: Light blue indicates authorized staging & pre-route streets. Red indicates parade route streets)