MLK Celebration Austin
Annual March and Festival
MLK Celebration Austin
January 17, 2011
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown (UT and Huston-Tillotson University)
Rain or shine, the MLK March goes on.
The annual MLK Celebration in Austin consists of a downtown march followed up by a partial day festival on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University. The event typically draws approximately 15,000 people.
Image of 2008 event courtesy of JakeWi
The Community March begins with a brief ceremony on the UT campus at the MLK statue at 9:00 am.
Normally, the march proceeds to the State Capitol for another ceremony but due to preparations for the Texas gubernatorial inauguration scheduled for the next day, January 18, 2011, the Capitol Grounds will be closed.
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The march culminates at the nearby campus of Huston-Tillotson University for a Cultural Festival celebrating the legacy of Dr. King and the rich diversity of Austin. The festival lasts until 4:00 pm. There will be live music and numerous vendors.
The Heritage Council has also provided a downloadable map of the 2011 Austin MLK Celebration March Route which includes a listing of free parking areas (reprinted here for your convenience):
Free Parking for 2011 Austin MLK March
State Capitol Visitors Parking Garage (1201 San Jacinto BLVD, 78701)
UT Disch-Falk Field (1300 E MLK BLVD, 78722)
Kealing Middle School (1607 Pennsylvania AVE, 78702)
Holy Cross Catholic Church (1610 E 11th, 78702)
Blackshear Elementary School (1712 E 11th, 78702)
Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church (1801 Pennsylvania AVE, 78702)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (1206 E 9th, 78702)
Mount Olive Baptist Church (1800 E 11th, 78702)
MLK Celebration Austin Vendor Info
The Austin Area Heritage Council provides this downloadable 2011 vendor packet for the MLK Cultural Festival portion of the Celebration held at Austin's Huston-Tillotson University.
Per the Austin Area Heritage Council, vendor forms are due by January 7, 2011 - those received after will incur a $25 late fee.
For more information, contact Mrs. Carol Wright at (512) 323-6773 ext. 102.
Other MLK Celebration Austin Events
In conjunction with the annual MLK Celebration in Austin, there are a number of other related events in addition to the MLK March and Cultural Festival.
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