Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts and the Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement recently announced the 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade presented by Forman Mills on Jan. 20.

Civic organizations and groups from around the region march to honor the legacy of the late civil rights leader. More than 50 groups traditionally participate in the parade, including high school and community bands, honor/color guards, lively dance squads and civic organizations.

The parade steps off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street.

Spectators are invited to view the parade from along the route or near the reviewing stand at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Franklin Street. This year’s emcees are Konan of 92Q and Lolo of Magic 95.9. Marching groups for 2014 include Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Unit, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of Baltimore, City Ranch, N-Full Motion Marching Band, American Legion Federal Post 19 Color Guard, and A Can Can Make a Difference. The annual parade also features floats honoring Dr. King and Nelson Mandela.

For more information on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, call 410-752-8632 or visit