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Here are your MLK Day 2018 street closures

Route and map for Monday’s march

Musicians holding hands, microphone in air in front of state Capitol
MLK march and celebration at the Texas Capitol, 2017
Via Austin MLK Celebration/Facebook

While Austin, for some reason, lacks Thanksgiving or New Year’s Day parades, we have plenty that make up for them, including those celebrating QueerBomb, Juneteenth, Pride Dias de los Muertos, among others.

The parade celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the best, and it feels especially important this year. It takes place Monday, Jan. 15, 10:45 p.m. to noon. Below is a map of the parade route and a list of street closures, via the Downtown Austin Alliance website.

(Also of note: The Sustainable Food Center resumes its Saturday farmers markets in Republic Square this weekend, so West Fourth Street between between Guadalupe and San Antonio streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. ever Saturday until further notice.)

MONDAY, JANUARY 15

MLK Day Parade

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BOULEVARD

(Partial Closure)

Between San Jacinto Boulevard and Congress Avenue

There will be no full closure. APD will escort the parade and close intersections ahead of the procession. The road will open as soon as the parade has passed.

CONGRESS AVENUE

(Partial Closure)

Between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 15th Street

There will be no full closure. APD will escort the parade and close intersections ahead of the procession. The road will open as soon as the parade has passed.

11TH STREET

(Partial Closure)

Between Congress Avenue and Chalmers Street

There will be no full closure. APD will escort the parade and close intersections ahead of the procession. The road will open as soon as the parade has passed.

MLK Day 2018 Austin parade route
Via Google maps