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Marches and festivals planned around the Valley to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thousands are expected to participate in MLK Day celebrations across the Valley this week.

PHOENIX — People across the Valley are set to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Arizona MLK March and Festival 2020 (Jan. 20)

Hundreds are expected to march through downtown Phoenix and attend the festival for MLK Day. The march begins at 9 a.m. at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 1401 E. Jefferson Street and end at Margaret T. Hance Park at 1200 N. Third Street.

A festival with food, speakers and entertainment will follow. 

For more information https://arizonamlk.wixsite.com/azmlkorg/events

East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Parade (Jan. 20)

The community is invited to attend the MLK Day parade in Mesa. It starts at 11 a.m. in downtown Mesa. It begins on Center Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way and ends at Robson.   

There will be a festival following the parade. 

For more information www.mesaaz.gov/mlkparade

MLK March on West at ASU (Jan. 22)

Arizona State University will host its annual 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.  

Local students will recreate the historical 1963 March on Washington, D.C. The march begins at 11 a.m. at the ASU West Campus. 

For more information https://asuevents.asu.edu/MLKMarchonWest

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