Martin Luther King Day Parade

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Join students, employees, parents, alumni, and friends for this annual parade and USD tradition.

37th Annual Martin Luther King Day Parade
Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Harbor Drive, San Diego

Participation is free. Register here.


Transportation is provided for a limited number of USD resident students and employees to the parade, and back to campus. Those participating in this fun tradition can meet at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Hahn University Center for a ride down to the parade or join us at 1:15 p.m. in the staging area located on Harbor Drive at Grape Street.

This parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest Black fraternity in America, founded in 1906. Dr. King was also an Alpha. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, soulful high school bands, drill teams, colleges, fraternities, churches, organizations, peace groups and youth groups.

Come and join thousands of others and help continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Tom Cleary
Sr. Director, Community and Government Relations