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39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Monday, January 21, 2019

Every year, thousands of community members march down the streets of downtown San Diego to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The SDSU community, as an essential part of the San Diego region, will participate in the 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade. The parade will be held Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at 2 p.m. on Harbor Drive in the Embarcadero. SDSU President Adela De la Torre, Provost and Senior Vice President Joseph Johnson Jr. and Vice President Christy Samarkos invite all students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families to join the SDSU delegation and march together as One SDSU Community.

Please join us in honoring one of our most prominent civil rights leaders. Celebrate the dream by participating in this annual event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

photo: students and staff gather before the parade 
See photos from last year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and from past parades


Day of the Parade

On Jan. 21, 2019, the SDSU delegation will leave for the parade from the SDSU MTS trolley Station between noon and 12:45 p.m. The last group from SDSU will leave on the trolley at 12:45 p.m.

The parade begins at 2 p.m. at the Embarcadero in Downtown San Diego. Please wear red and black to show your SDSU spirit — and comfortable walking shoes!


To join San Diego State University's delegation, please complete this online registration form:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade SDSU Participant Registration Form

All current SDSU students, faculty, and staff who register by the priority deadline of Dec. 21, 2018 will be guaranteed their requested T-shirt size and a trolley pass (students only) to the event. After the priority deadline, T-shirts and trolley passes (students only) may be available but cannot be guaranteed. The final date to register to participate in the parade is Jan. 13, 2019.

In addition, ALL participants (including guests) MUST complete the Release of Liability, which can be completed in the Black Resource Center (5723 Lindo Paseo, San Diego, CA, 92115) until Friday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Black Resource Center by emailing or calling 619-594-3502.