I Have A Dream | Martin Luther King Parade Downtown Wilmington NC 2014

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This year’s Martin Luther King parade will be held in downtown Wilmington NC. and it is expected to be bigger than ever.  Over the years the parade and festivities have grown and a new venue should allow more visitors.
The MLK Parade Monday – January 20, 2014 Parade Begins 11:00 NOON Historic Downtown Wilmington Parade starting point: Front St. & Hanover St.  Here is parade route if you would like a pick a spot to watch.  Route

There are many local events leading up to the parade on Monday.  Some of them are:

Friday January, 17 2014 6:30 PM MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ANNUAL BANQUET  Wilmington Convention Center 10 Convention Ctr. Dr. Wilmington, NC  Guest Speaker: N.C.  Supreme Court Justice Cherie Beasley  Tickets: $50.00 click to close frame

Saturday January, 18 2014 9:00 AM N.A.A.C.P. / MLK BREAKFAST  UNCW Warwick Center UNCW  Main Campus Wilmington, NC  Guest Speaker: Rev. Curtis Gatewood NAACP HK on J Coordinator Saturday January, 18 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM KIDS FUN DAY  WILLIAM E. MURPHY SPORTS COMPLEX 401 S. 8th Street Wilmington, NC  presented by the: Wilmington Parks & Recreation Dept. (Fun, games, face painting, refreshments for all ages)  Saturday January, 18 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CAR & BIKE SHOW AND SOUL FOOD COOK-OFF (for grown folk)  WILLIAM E. MURPHY SPORTS COMPLEX 401 S. 8th Street Wilmington, NC  (Best Mortorcycle and Best Antique Car awards)  click to close frame

For more information please visit the website  http://www.mlkjrcelebration-senc10.com/index.htm

Enjoy….

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Martin Luther King Parade Downtown Wilmington NC real estate

To cap off a weekend of festivities in celebration of Martin Luther King, there is a parade in Downtown Wilmington NC at 12:00 today, Martin Luther King Day.  Historic Castle Street will start the parade.  Full details here http://www.mlkcelebration-senc.com/index.html

“The actions of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) brought about significant changes in the lives of all Americans.  Therefore the MLK Celebration Committee, a subcommittee under the African American Heritage Foundation of Wilmington, Inc, (AAHFW) representing the Great Wilmington area seek to pay homage to an American hero through educational seminars, religion events, art and culture events, displays and social gatherings which enhance the quality of life in our communities.” source – MLK National

All federal offices, schools, and banks are closed today.  Enjoy the parade.  If you would like to see what the prices of homes are in the Historic District, just visit www.cbbaker.com and search all Wilmington NC real estate.