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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Set for Saturday April 1, 2023

Press Release
Mayor Gavin Buckley

Public Information Office
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media contacts: 

  • Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or,  or 

  • Pat Montague,

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Set 
for Saturday April 1, 2023

Annapolis (March 27, 2023) – On Saturday, April 1, 2023, the City of Annapolis, in partnership with The Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps, will host the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., parade.  Following the parade will be the free and family-friendly African Diaspora Festival that will begin at 1 p.m. at Susan Campbell Park at City Dock. The festival will include live performances, vendors, artists, and food will be available.

Please be alert to rolling road closures along the parade route starting a little before noon on Saturday. Parade step-off is at 12 p.m. at West Street and Amos Garrett Boulevard. From there, the route will continue down West Street, around Church Circle and down Main Street to City Dock.

Portions of City Dock will be closed to parking for the festival. The Hillman garage is closed for renovations, but other garages along the West Street corridor will be open including Gotts, Park Place, Knighton and Whitmore. A free shuttle, the magenta shuttle, will traverse 

The parade is a commemoration and celebration of the life, work and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade was previously held in January but winter weather delays caused parade organizers to decide, in 2019, to permanently migrate the date to April. 

For information regarding the parade email

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