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Honor the Life of MLK With the Athens Parade and Festival

Jan 07, 2019

January brings a chance to honor the life and legacy of a true American hero, Martin Luther King Jr. During your visit, on January 21, join Athens in celebrating MLK Day with the city’s annual parade and music fest—it wouldn’t be an Athens celebration without a little music, after all. Attend the festivities throughout the day and catch guest speakers, live entertainment, tasty food vendors serving up Soul, Caribbean, Latin, and Asian cuisine, and more! The march begins promptly at 3 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a ceremony to honor African American elders in the community. MLK brought a sense of togetherness to a country divided, this annual parade and festival carries on his legacy by shedding a light on his life’s enormous work and connecting the Athens community.

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