LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Eager fans began to line Martin Luther King Blvd. in Los Angeles early Saturday morning in anticipation of the Kingdom Day Parade.
The annual parade is designed to celebrate the remarkable life and memory of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Historically, the parade is held each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. But because President Obama’s second-term inaugural will be held on Jan. 21 this year, the Kingdom Day Parade date was moved up to Saturday.
The Grand Marshal of this year’s parade is L.A. Dodgers great Matt Kemp. The theme of this year’s parade is: His Dream Will Never Die.
Festivities for the parade were scheduled to get underway around 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning, as a host of marching bands and representatives from various community groups all take part in the procession down ML King Blvd.