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Kick off 2016 with Stock Show, MLK Day parades

Posted Dec. 28, 2015

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The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march, parade and rally steps off at 11 a.m. Jan. 18, the holiday set aside to honor the civil rights leader.

Two upcoming parades celebrate the rich heritage and traditions of Fort Worth. You won’t want to miss these events:

Fort Worth Stock Show Parade

The Fort Worth Stock Show’s All Western Parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 16 in downtown Fort Worth. Nearly 100,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Cowtown to watch this spectacular annual event. Plenty of horses and other livestock can be seen — but no motorized vehicles are allowed.

View the parade route.

To reserve parade seating, contact the Stock Show Ticket Office at 817-877-2420 and keep your seat ticket because it also serves as general admission to the Stock Show grounds any day during the 23-day run (rodeo performances are not included).

To learn about all the western activities coming up Jan. 15-Feb. 6, check out the Stock Show’s website.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Fort Worth’s annual tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. steps off at 11 a.m. Jan. 18.

The parade begins at Ninth and Commerce streets, heads west on Ninth Street, north on Houston Street, east on Belknap Street, south on Commerce Street, west on Weatherford Street and south on Main Street before ending at Sundance Square Plaza. Learn more online.

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