PARADE ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

41st Annual “Original” MLK Parade Arrival Procedures
Monday, January 21, 2019 – McKinney Street and Smith Street
 

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 McKinney Street and Smith Street at Houston City Hall! 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:

***OUR PARADE WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 10:00 AM AND WILL CONCLUDED BY NOON***

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

(A)  ⦁ PARKING: To be announced

(B)  ⦁ CHECK-IN: To be announced

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. Staging areas for parade walkers will be announced soon.

(B)  ⦁ Parade Vehicles & Floats: Parking for vehicles, floats, etc. will be announced soon. Please have your drivers pay close attention to pedestrians, law enforcement & parade marshals

(C)  ⦁ Parade VIP Participants: Please report to the [Location to be announced soon]. Please send your representative to our check in table in [Location to be announced soon] to officially check in. [Location to be announced soon] 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

2019 PARADE ROUTE MAP

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

STAGING PARKING LOT MAPS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON