2022 Atrium Health  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade

On behalf of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee, thank you for your continued support of honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during our National Holiday Celebration. Due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting the MLK parade in January and will be shifting to a virtual platform for other activities to honor Dr. King. While this was a difficult decision, the safety of our community and participants is our top priority.

During the 2022 Charlotte-Mecklenburg National Holiday Celebration, highlights from past parades will be featured on WBTV along with programming that showcases how members of our community are reflecting on and honoring Dr. King’s legacy. We encourage you to tune in to the virtual events.

Our annual celebration has always been successful because of partners like you. Your work throughout the community not only honors Dr. King but also helps make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a better place for all. Thank you again and we look forward to celebrating together again in the future.

Registration for participants in the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade  will open in September, 2022.

Before you begin registering, please take a moment to review some important information about this year's registration process and the fee schedule provided below.

  • Each MLK Holiday Parade application and participating organization will have one contact person ONLY
  • Vehicles used to pick-up MLK Holiday Parade participants WILL NOT BE ALLOWED in
    the parade procession if not registered. Vehicles that are used to provide music for step/dance teams and
    buses must also be registered,
  • Any registered group/band/organization or vehicle not lined up in their assigned area will be placed in the back of the
    parade procession.
  • ALL deadlines will be firm and without exceptions, this includes Elected Officials and Official Sponsors. 

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade Registration Fees



Everyone must register as an Official Sponsor/Media Partner, non-profit or for profit entry. This fee includes all walking participants in your entry.


Official Sponsor/Media Partner
Per Sponsorship/Media Partner Agreement.

Non-Profit Organization
One fee per organization. Includes all walking participants.

For Profit Organization
One fee per organization. Includes all walking participants.

Additional Required Fees

In addition to the above fee, if your parade entry includes one or more of the following vehicles, registration will not be completed without including them in you paid in full registration fees. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee required for any changes to your registration after the deadline.

Each motorcycle fee is $10. If you have two motorcycles the fee is $20.
Add: $10 for each motorcycle

Car, truck, van or bus
Each vehicle fee is $40. If you have two vehicles the fee is $80. This fee includes vehicles used to transport and pick up parade participants.
Add: $40.00 For each vehicle

Each Float
Each float fee is $50. If you have two floats the fee is $100.00. This fee includes any vehicle used to pull the float.
Add: $50.00 For each Float (this includes the vehicle used to pull the float)