January 13, 2023 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner today announced the VIP Sports legends, who will ride on the signature float with him during the 45th annual Original MLK Day Parade on Monday, January 16.
Houston icons on Mayor Turner's float will include:
For the 4th-year, the City of Houston is partnering with the Black Heritage Society to produce a stellar parade filled with dynamic marching bands, decorated floats and some well-known celebrities and community leaders.
The Original MLK Day Parade is the City's official parade and will feature 156 parade entries, including
The Black Heritage Society selected Mayor Turner to serve as Grand Marshal in the final annual Original MLK Jr. Day parade of his administration. The co-grand marshals are e Rev. Dr. Derek King, the nephew of the great civil rights leader, and plastic surgeon Dr. Camille Cash. The parade will host a memorial tribute to John W. Bland, the civil rights activist and union leader who died in 2020.
The parade will kick off on Lamar at Smith St. downtown at 10 a.m. Monday. This year's theme is "Climbing the Mountain to a Better Future."