News Release

​Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Activities
Posted: 1/11/2019 11:00 AM

As people across the country celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the The Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Committee of Lafayette has set the following activities and programs for January 19-21, 2019 to remember this great civil rights leader.​ 


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Musical Extravaganza                                   1:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Youth Pageant                   4:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Martin Luther King Holiday Parade                   3:00 p.m.

Parade Marshal:  Mr. Greg Davis

The parade will start at the Martin Luther King Center, 309 Cora Street and process down MLKing Memorial Parkway (Willow Street) and conclude at the Clifton Chenier Center/Church of Philadelphia.

Individuals or groups desiring to participate in the parade are requested to contact Robert Benoit at 337-291-8703.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Flag Raising/Opening Activities   8:30 a.m.

Community Luncheon Program   11:30 a.m.

Recognition of Holiday Event Sponsors   12:30 p.m.

Medical/Health Screenings

Voter Registration

Display Booths/Exhibits

Evening Commemorative Program            6:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Honorable Marc Morial, President/CEO

National Urban League