The 32nd Annual Kingdom Day Parade will be held this Monday, Jan. 16 beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Arlington Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and travel west along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. It will then head south at Crenshaw Boulevard and end near Leimert Park Village.
Metro will be running bus detours in the area beginning at 5 a.m and ending at 9 p.m, so the best way to get to the parade will be the Metro Expo Line. All Metro bus and rail lines will be running on a regular weekday schedule on Monday.
To watch near the start of the parade, exit the Expo Line at Expo/Western Station and walk south to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and turn right and walk to Arlington Ave. To view the parade near the end of the route, exit at Expo/Crenshaw Station and walk south to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
For a slightly shorter walk, consider transferring to Metro Bus 210 — which will be on detour — and then exiting at 39th St./Crenshaw Blvd. The parade will be one block south.
Other bus lines that will be detoured due to the parade include: 40, 102, 105, 206, 207, 209, 210, 212, 705, 710, 740 and 757. For detailed detour information, see the service advisory here.
Metro’s float entry for this year’s parade is a 1950s replica of the bus Rosa Parks was seated in when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white bus rider in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Metro Board Member Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker will ride in the parade entry, along with students from local schools — including Crenshaw High School — and those who participated in Metro educational workshops and job shadow days.
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