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Kick off 2019 with Stock Show, MLK Day parades

Posted Jan. 3, 2019 | Last updated Jan. 18, 2019

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parage participants hold sign of Martin Luther King while in a parade car
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade celebrates the life and legacy of the civil rights icon.

UPDATE: The Fort Worth Stock Show's All Western Parade has been canceled due to adverse weather conditions that are expected.


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. 19 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.

The parade starts at the corner of Weatherford and Main streets, heads south on Main Street to Ninth Street, then north on Houston Street before ending at Houston and Bluff streets.

To reserve parade seating, contact the 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. 18-Feb. 9, check out the Stock Show’s website.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Fort Worth’s 34th annual tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. steps off at 11 a.m. Jan. 21.

The parade begins at Ninth and Commerce streets, heads west on Ninth Street, north on Houston Street, east on Weatherford Street, south on Main Street before ending with a rally at Sundance Square Plaza from about noon-1:30 p.m.

To learn more, contact Roderick Miles Jr. at 817-247-7964.

Before the parade begins, the Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Trails marker will be unveiled. Join special guests Dr. Gary and Anne Lacefield and the TCU Jazz Ensemble at 9 a.m. at the corner of Main Street and 9th Street. The memorial will commemorate King’s Oct. 22, 1959, visit to Fort Worth.

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