Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 30th Annual Kingdom Day Parade and the final 12th Annual Kingdom Day Festival of his term (formerly known as the Gospel Fest), an 8th district esteemed tradition. This is the last parade Parks will participate in as a Councilmember.
Parks will be led by the roaring Crenshaw High School Cougar band in the parade. His Kingdom Day Festival will take place at the end of the parade route just south of Vernon Avenue to 48th Street on Crenshaw Boulevard. There, guests will enjoy live entertainment on two stages from 94.7 the Wave and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, various information booths, food vendors, and kids’ activities. Special thanks to Harrison-Ross Mortuary for their support of the event every year.
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks is concluding his third and final term as a Councilmember for the 8th district in the City of Los Angeles. As Councilmember, he is a staunch advocate for holding elected officials accountable for their actions and promoting transparency. As former Chief of Police with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), he is credited with creating the nation’s first Cold Case Unit to close unsolved crimes and reforming one of the nation’s most renowned police forces. Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will celebrate 50 years of public service on February 1, 2015.
WHEN: Monday, January 19, 2015 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHO: Councilmember Bernard C. Parks
94.7 the Wave
Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Various local entertainment acts
WHERE: New parade route runs from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Vermont Ave. to Crenshaw Blvd. and Vernon Ave. Kingdom Day Festival begins south of Vernon Ave. to 48th Street on Crenshaw Blvd.