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MLK Celebration

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Start Date:
January 13, 2018
End Date:
January 15, 2018
Downtown Alexandria
 Alexandria, Louisiana—The City of Alexandria is delighted to support its diversity and
community programming, especially honoring the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King
Jr. and civil rights pioneers from our own area. The outline here demonstrates a
commitment to yearly ratcheting up of these activities from resource commitment to
innovative programming, the preceding weekend through Monday, January 15, 2018.

  1. 8 a.m. Saturday: MLK Onward 5K and One-Mile Youth Fun Run. Begins on Second Street downtown.
  2. 9 a.m – 2 p.m. Saturday: Empowerment Sessions and The Heritage Bowl at 2 p.m. Alexandria Riverfront Center.
  3. 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday: City of Alexandria – Parks & Rec Party in Your Park Series presents MLK Celebration Downtown/Mini Park.
  4. 4:30 p.m. Sunday: Wreath Placing Ceremony at the MLK Memorial Marker on Murray Street at the I-49 overpass.
  5. 6:30 a.m. Monday: Prayer Breakfast, Alexandria Convention Hall.
  6. 10 a.m. Monday: MLK Parade (begins at Bolton Avenue Community Center) followed by MLK Noon Day Celebration at the Alexandria Riverfront Center.
  7. Noon – 6 p.m. Monday: D.R.E.A.M. Vision Exhibits, Business Expo & Celebration Entertainment at 2 p.m., D.R.E.A.M. Spelling Bee Finale at 4 p.m. Alexandria Riverfront Center.

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