There are multiple events happening around the Las Vegas valley in celebration of Martin Luther King. Jr. Day, which is celebrated the third Monday of every year.
The 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration March/Parade is happening Jan. 20 on 4th Street in downtown Las Vegas.
The parade will feature approximately 250 entries from various community organizations, church groups, youth groups, nonprofit organizations, multiple school bands and drill teams, colorful floats, and much more.
The year's theme is "Living the Dream -- The Right Time to Do What's Right." The parade will begin at 10 a.m.
Road closures will start at 5 a.m. and roads will reopen at 4 p.m.
Major closures: 4th Street from Charleston Boulevard to Stewart Avenue and all side streets in between. Please note, staging is on Coolidge, Hoover and Gass avenues from Casino Center to Las Vegas Boulevard.
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Victory Missionary Baptist Church on Monroe Avenue will be hosting a multi-ethnic service at 3 p.m. on Jan. 19.
The Church of God in Christ on West Owens Avenue is having an interfaith service at 6 p.m. Jan. 23.
The 38th annual MLK Scholarship Banquet begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Orleans hotel-casino. Tickets are %150 per person or $1,500 for table of 10. Call 702-525-6546 or 702-232-2452 to RSVP.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will operate its fixed route system on a Saturday schedule on Jan. 20. Additionally, road closures due to the annual MLK Day parade will result in detours in the downtown Las Vegas area from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m.
IF YOU PLAN ON VISITING THE MOUNTAINS
Mount Charleston and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and encouraging the public to recreate responsibly when visiting the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area over the holiday weekend. The popularity of Lee and Kyle Canyons during the winter season can bring thousands of cars to the area, especially on weekends and holidays. Visitors are encouraged to go early, be patient, and abide by traffic laws.
Depending on conditions, delays and periodic road closures may occur on Nevada State Routes 156 (Lee Canyon Road), 157 (Kyle Canyon Road) and 158 (Deer Creek Road). Abide by all posted parking signs in both Kyle and Lee Canyons. Illegally parked vehicles may be fined and towed. In areas where roadside parking is permitted, ensure all tires are over the white line to keep the lane clear.
FREE ENTRY TO NATIONAL PARKS
In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Service sites planned free admission for everyone on Monday, January 20, 2020, as the first fee free day of the year.
Click here for a full list of dates in 2020 when National Parks are free, and a list of nearby park to Las Vegas.
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