Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Baltimore Cancelled in Lieu of Day of Service

| January 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) press release: 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade will not be held this year. The Baltimore City event, produced by The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), has not been held since January 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions in 2021 and 2022. Now, in 2023, it is a conscious decision to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy through a day of service rather than a parade.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service. So, to honor Dr. King — and follow his example — we encourage all Baltimoreans to participate in this year’s National Day of Service on January 16, 2023, by signing up to volunteer with a local, regional, or national organization. You can also bring people together to create and register your own project, or even donate to a cause of your choice.

Find volunteer opportunities in your community by visiting Also, be sure to follow Mayor Brandon M. Scott (@MayorBMScott) and BOPA (@promoandarts) on social media for more ways you can honor Dr. King’s legacy by taking an active role in improving your community.

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