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21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Unlike last year’s virtual parade, this year’s event will be in person. Participants are required to wear a mask, practice social distancing and provide proof of vaccinations. Marchers are asked to assemble at East Center Street and East Sevier Avenue in the parking lot of the former Rikki Rhoten Insurance Company.

For more information, contact Bishop Ronnie Collins at (423) 956-0675.

The parade is sponsored by the Tennessee/Virginia Fellowship Against Racism (TVFAR) and the East Tennessee Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship. The theme for this year is “The Answer to Racism is the Love of Christ.”


January 17
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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A calendar has been created called the This is Kingsport events calendar which will serve as a non-public forum to provide citizens with information about social and organizational gatherings held within the city. The city will disseminate information to the public through this online calendar about social and organizational gatherings which are conducted or promoted by community partners with which the city currently has partnership agreements. Additionally, social or organizational gatherings held on city owned property to which the public at large is invited will be published on this calendar.

Each year the city enters into partnership agreements with multiple community partners some of whom in turn support the city by organizing events or promoting events of members and affiliates. By creating a common source for the dissemination of information about community events the city will be furthering its support of those community partners which in turn support the city. Moreover, the city wishes to and will benefit from highlighting gatherings which will be of benefit and enjoyment to the public.

Community partners may communicate their events or those which they promote to the city which will disseminate the information through the event calendar. Furthermore, the city of Kingsport will publish on the calendar those community events which are held on city property. In order to achieve the city’s goals only those events described herein will be published on the This is Kingsport event calendar which will be curated by city staff.

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