FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Luck
Corporate Communications & Marketing
City announces Extraordinary Events for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade, Panthers Game; service impacts for holiday
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2016) – City Manager Ron Carlee has declared the Jan. 16 MLK Jr. Holiday Parade and the Jan. 17 Carolina Panthers playoff game Extraordinary Events as large crowds are expected uptown.
A signed copy of the declaration for each event can be found here: MLK Jr. Holiday Parade; Panthers game.
An Extraordinary Event is defined as a large-scale event or an event of national or international significance which might attract a significant number of people to a certain geographic area of the city. The City Manager, in collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, has determined this event meets the criteria as defined in Charlotte City Code Sec. 15-310.
The Extraordinary Event designation allows the city to modify its permitting process for activities such as parades and specifies particular items that are prohibited from being brought into certain boundaries of the event.
A list of events taking place in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. can be found here. In observance of the holiday, all city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18. A full list of city service impacts can be found here.