Annual Martin Luther King Parade and MLK Closures

Annual Martin Luther King Parade in Augusta.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – On Saturday, hundreds of people in Augusta celebrated the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The annual parade was held in Downtown Augusta. Marching bands from several high schools and Augusta Public Safety Officials marched through the streets of Downtown Augusta handing out candy to residents. The federal holiday on Monday marks the Civil Rights Activist’s official birthday.

“Well I’m excited. I mean this gives us an opportunity to not only move the dream forward, but to be a part of Doctor King’s legacy. We have got a float in the parade today where we have got young men who are reading speeches from Doctor King. Further promoting what he stood for. Not only what he stood for but they are taking an opportunity to embrace the legacy of Doctor King,” Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis told WJBF News Channel 6.

A complete list of closures on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2016: 

  • All Georgia and South Carolina State Offices
  • Richmond County Schools
  • Aiken County Schools
  • Columbia County Schools
  • McDuffie County Schools
  • Burke County Schools
  • Edgefield County Schools
  • Jefferson County Schools
  • Wilkes County Schools
  • Taliaferro County Schools
  • Barnwell County Schools
  • Bamburg County Schools
  • Saluda County Schools
  • McCormick County Schools
  • Allendale County Schools
  • Screven County Schools
  • Washington County Schools
  • Hancock County Schools
  • Lincoln County Schools
  • Warren County Schools
  • Hancock County Schools
  • All Banks
  • Augusta University
  • University of South Carolina Aiken


T. W. Josey High School band at the annual M.L.K Parade in Downtown Augusta.


Cross Creek High School marching band at the annual M.L.K Parade in Downtown Augusta.


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