36th Annual

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Sunday, January 17, 2016
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Harbor Drive- Embarcadero

Alpha Phi Alpha - National Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade

Join us on Harbor Drive Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. for the 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States. Our parade is filled with dazzling floats, soulful High School Bands, Drill Teams, Colleges, Fraternities, Churches, Organizations, Peace and Youth groups.

This parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906. The seven men who founded this organization at Cornell University in New York recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. Dr. King was also an Alpha.

Come and join thousands of others and help continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 17, at 2:00 p.m.

For more information or to participate,  contact Dr. Bob Matthews, at

Interested in Participating?

Application Form     Float Rules     General Marshaling Rules with Line Up

MLK Parade Marketing Sponsorship Program 2.0 

Participant Position Line Up!

Position Line Up    


Parade Route

Alpha Phi Alpha - National Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade


Thanks to our Sponsors!

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Zeta Sigma Lambda Foundation
P.O. Box 50026
San Diego, CA 92165-0026


MLK Parade Program
Be sure to purchase your copy of the MLK Parade Program, which is sold along the Parade route. This program contains not only the Parade's marching lineup, but also showcases many photos from last year's parade.

Only $3 dollars! A bargain!

For information regarding placing an ad in the Program, fill out this form and contact info@alpha-zsl.org