Go Metro to 33rd annual Kingdom Day Parade!

The Expo Line is a convenient and quick option for those headed to the annual Kingdom Day Parade on Monday, January 15. Two Expo Line stations are a short walk from the parade route that runs along Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw boulevards.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and then travels west to Crenshaw Boulevard, where it turns south to Vernon Avenue in the heart of Leimert Park Village.

To reach the parade on Metro:

For viewing near the start of the parade route, attendees should take the Expo Line to the Expo/Western Station and walk south to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and then turn right and walk to Arlington Avenue.

For viewing along Crenshaw Boulevard, attendees should take the Expo Line to the Expo/Crenshaw Station and walk south to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or transfer to the Metro Bus Line 210 and exit at 39th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard and then walk one block south.

All Metro bus and rail lines will be running on a regular weekend schedule.

Metro Board Member Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker will ride in Metro’s parade entry, a replica of the bus in which Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white rider in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. The vintage bus highlights public transit’s role in the civil rights movement. Community members from around the L.A. area will join Dupont-Walker on the bus ride to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.
Metro Bus Service

The following Metro bus lines that operate on Crenshaw and Martin Luther King, Jr., boulevards will have detours from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday: 40, 102, 105, 206, 207, 210, 212, 705, 740 and 757. Metro will post signs at all bus stops impacted in English and Spanish with detour information.

2 replies

  1. This notice from Source came a little late for some to plan to march, but just the same we must never forget that the murder of Dr. King, a pastor, a “holy man” to quote an Indian taxi cab driver on that terrible day, was and still is one of the darkest days of our nation’s history. The evening before, Pastor King told the Memphis congregation that ALL public service workers–like those crused Memphis “garbage men”– have dignity. So it is the same today, all Metro workers (of good will) have dignity, be they bus drivers, light rail operators, janitors, ticket vendors, media workers, etc. In fact, even the lowest level Metro worker, has more dignity than our foul-mouthed and racist “Fake” president! Even though MLK, up there in the hero’s heaven of Valhalla, is shacking his head at us, he is still singing: “We shall over come!” Amen!

  2. I applaud Metro and its board member for riding in the parade, and for having a vintage bus commemorate Rosa Park’s segregation protest. I plan to view the parade next year. Thank you to Martin Luther King, to his family, and to the other people who fought for civil rights.