SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - There are a ton of events happening across Savannah and the Coastal Empire to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year would have been Dr. King’s 90th birthday.
Tybee Island will begin the festivities by celebrating and honoring his life and achievements this weekend with a parade.
Tybee’s parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. This year’s theme is all about bringing people together using Dr. King’s quote, “All live is interrelated in a single garment of destiny.”
The city of Richmond Hill will host its first ever MLK Parade and Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 19. The celebration begins with a parade at 10 a.m. The parade will follow the Christmas parade route down Highway 144 and end at J.F. Gregory Park.
The celebration will continue at the park with speakers, entertainment and vendors from noon until 4 p.m.
A business and community unity brunch will be held in Savannah on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 19. The brunch will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Tickets are a $50 donation.
On Sunday afternoon, there will be a citywide memorial service. The service will be held at 5 p.m. at the Second African Baptist Church on Houston Street in Savannah.
A host of clergy from surrounding church communities are invited to participate. There will be a special guest speaker and a soloist performance.
The service is free and open to the public.
Savannah will hold its parade on MLK Day, Monday Jan. 21.
The parade is set to begin at 10 a.m. The parade will be shown live on-air and streamed on all of our WTOC digital products.
The parade begins at the intersection of East Broad Street and Liberty Street. The route proceeds north on East Broad Street to East Oglethorpe Street. The route then turns west on East Oglethorpe Street and proceeds to Price Street.
The route then turns north on Price Street and proceeds to East Broughton Street. The route then turns west on East Broughton Street and proceeds down Broughton to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
The route then turns left on MLK Boulevard and proceeds to the intersection of MLK Boulevard and West Anderson Street where the parade ends.