The 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in downtown Las Vegas is happening on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. We will update this story throughout the day with sights and sounds from the event, so make sure to check back for updates.
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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS:
When @LVMPD says they’re going to step up patrols for the #MLKDay parade, they mean it. I counted 13 Metro vehicles on Ogden alone @KTNV #MLK2020 pic.twitter.com/0jvpEcUoq3— Jackie Kostek (@JackieKostek) January 20, 2020
These kids have some serous dance moves and muscle strength!
6-year-old Bailey is showing out on 4th street rn with these one-handed push ups. He’s repping an @AndrewYang Math t-shirt and said he’s inspired by #MartinLutherKingJr #MLK2020 @KTNV pic.twitter.com/cMxSTrgChl— Jackie Kostek (@JackieKostek) January 20, 2020
The Las Vegas Fancy Dancers rocking it out on 4th and Clark #MLKDay #MLK2020 @KTNV pic.twitter.com/hlIQRxjnka— Jackie Kostek (@JackieKostek) January 20, 2020
Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former Mayor Oscar Goodman were escorted in a pink convertible driven by non other than Elvis Presley, of course.
We spy @CityOfLasVegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman & Former Mayor Oscar Goodman! Driven of course by Elvis at the #MLKDay2020 Parade! @KTNV pic.twitter.com/U43y84Q0mb— Alicia Pattillo (@aliciapattillo) January 20, 2020
And so it begins!
The 38th annual #MartinLutherKingJr Parade has officially kicked off! 👏 @KTNV pic.twitter.com/xVqQ60wMMM— Alicia Pattillo (@aliciapattillo) January 20, 2020
HAPPENING NOW: #MartinLutherKingJr parade in #DTLV! 🎵 🎺 🎼 #MLKDay #MLK2020 #MartinLutherKingDay @KTNV pic.twitter.com/ZIZmAW1vNt— Alicia Pattillo (@aliciapattillo) January 20, 2020
Roads are blocked off in downtown Las Vegas as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade prepares to kick off!
HAPPENING TODAY: The #MartinLutherKingJr parade kicks off in just a few minutes! Join us online to WATCH @KTNV pic.twitter.com/Odm81kNIk9— Alicia Pattillo (@aliciapattillo) January 20, 2020
North Las Vegas police are hanging out downtown today, getting ready to enjoy the parade.
We are out at the MLK Jr. parade today. Our motors, PSU, recruiting, explorers, patrol along with Chief and Asst. Chief are out to enjoy the parade with the community. #Communitystrong @CNLV pic.twitter.com/zWBRa5kBq6— NLVPD (@NLVPD) January 20, 2020
The parade will start on Fourth Street and Gass Avenue in downtown Las Vegas, then head North on Fourth Street to Ogden (where it will conclude). The parade will disburse on Fourth Street and Stewart.
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.