About the Parade
The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. will host the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Lawrenceville, GA. Our theme is, “The Time is Always Right to do What is Right!”
Also we are thankful for the partnerships and sponsors uniting with us for the 2020 celebration and past years.
The United Ebony Society’s goal is to reach out to the community and make this an inclusive event which truly symbolizes the vision of Dr. King. We look forward to your presence as well as your participation. Please bring your signs/banners representing your organizations or groups.
Parade Line Up
The parade line-up will start at 11:20 a.m. The parade will begin on the Lawrenceville Highway route at noon.
(Please remember this is not a march/protest)
Transportation and Parking- Please plan accordingly to avoid unnecessary delays.
There will be NO VAN / AND OR BUS SERVICE in the morning. The service will be available from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM only. Please prioritize arrangements for transportation for your group to the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. The three locations available for parking are as follows:
- Moore Middle School (LIMITED PARKING) -1221 Lawrenceville Highway (HWY 29). Most parking spaces are reserved for vendors and organizations with reserved parking passes only.
- Central Gwinnett High School – 564 W Crogan St. (HWY 29)
- First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville – 395 W Crogan St.(corner of HWY 29 and Langley Drive).
- Please note Crogan Street is the same as HWY 29/Lawrenceville HWY.
- NO PARKING AT THE GWINNETT JUSTICE AND ADMINISTRATION CENTER
- Several local businesses might allow parking.
- Limited Transportation will only be provided in the afternoon starting from Moore Middle School at 2:00 p.m to Central Gwinnett High School and First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville.
- The brief program begins at 11:00 a.m. and the parade line-up starts approximately 11:25 a.m.
Registered groups will receive an email regarding your specific line-up order. However, all parade walkers should plan to arrive no later than 11:00 a.m. Those persons that need to be dropped off; turn on to Langley Drive off of Lawrenceville Hwy 29, turn left on Constitution Blvd. Drive 100 yards and unload behind the War Memorial site at the Justice Center. Someone will be there to direct you to the main area.
Vehicles and Motorcycles
Vehicles and motorcycles that will participate in the parade must arrive by 10:30a.m. Please note due to construction at the Justice Center all vehicles must enter Langley Drive from Nash Street, which runs directly behind the Justice Center. Enter Langley Street from Lawrenceville Hwy 29. Turn Right onto Constitution Blvd. Turn Left onto Nash Street. Turn Left again onto Langley Drive. Persons will be onsite to direct you.
- Distance of parade route is approximately 2 miles.
- Please make sure participants are dressed warmly especially children.
- Parade ushers will be assigned to ensure that groups are in correct line-up positions.
- Chaperones should be on the side or behind their group. This will ensure the uniformed presentation of the group.
- Groups must stay out of the center lanes.
- Parade participants with vehiclesmust indicate this information during the online registration. If your group has not provided this information, you must re-register your group to include this information.
- Spectators should NOT be in the parade.
- Do not throw candy or other items to spectators.
- All pick-ups at Moore MS should occur after 1:45 p.m. This avoids traffic problems.
- Group leaders/chaperones must remain at Moore MS until all your minor group members are with the responsible adults.