This year will be the 42nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906. Head to Harbor Dr. for a parade with dazzling floats and talented high school band performances.
This year’s parade will also feature a 5k run and festival.
The parade route is around 1.2k miles and the official website describe the turn by turn route:
Route Map / Turn by Turn description
1. Start of parade will be Harbor Dr at W Ash st. Direction of travel will be southbound down Harbor Dr. starting at W Grape st. W. Grape to W. Ash is the staging area.
2. Parade to continue down Harbor and turn left onto W Broadway.
3. Parade to continue down W Broadway to Pacific Hwy and turn Right.
4. Parade to continue down Pacific Hwy and disband near Seaport Village.
The MLK Fun and Run starts at 9:30am in the Embarcadero Area for a scenic 3.1 mile course down Harbor Dr. and Pacific Hwy, crossing into Seaport Village and looping around Embarcadero Marina Park South with a finish at Ruocco Park. The race starts at 492 N. Harbor Dr. (near county admin. building). You can register here.