WE'RE ELIMINATING RACISM
with our annual MLK Celebration
Our inaugural MLK Celebration was one of the first national tributes of its kind. First held on January 15, 1972, this regional event has grown to encompass 10 days each January and is the largest MLK celebration in South Carolina.
Charleston's support for this tribute humbles us. Each year the 10-day event attracts an estimated 30,000 celebrants from across the state. On MLK Day, an estimated 3,000 people cheer on more than 100 bands, marchers, floats, and groups (in 2019, there were nearly 200) as the MLK Parade is televised live on the local news. Along with the mayor of Charleston, nearly 700 community and business leaders and individuals attend the MLK Business and Professional Breakfast each year.
Participate in the 2020 MLK Celebration!
Get ready now for the 2020 MLK Celebration! We're accepting parade registrations, sponsorships, and ad reservations:
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