An expected 28,000 people will attend “March for the Dream” in downtown Sacramento, to participant in a day dedicated to honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The event will consist of a march, a rally and an expo. The march will begin at Sacramento City College, in the parking area of Hughes Stadium. The march and parade will wind its way through Sacramento’s historic neighborhoods, pause at the west steps of the State Capitol for a Rally and then conclude at the Sacramento Convention Center for the Diversity expo. At the Diversity expo, marchers can enjoy a talent show, participate in dramatic reenactments, and engage with individuals who were a part of the civil rights movement at the wisdom corner.
There is an extra leg of the march called the “Extra Mile” dedicated to those who demonstrate services to others. The mile is an opportunity for educators, clergy, law enforcement, political, civic, community and student leaders to talk and walk arm-in-arm in a public display. To register for the Extra Mile, text “MLK365leaders” to 4069.
Immediately following the march, Regional Transit will provide free shuttle service and free bus passes for all marchers back to Oak Park Community Center and Sacramento City College, from the Sacramento Convention Center.
For the safety of the participants and residents, the Sacramento Police Department will facilitate rolling street closures throughout the route. Officers will close streets as late as possible and reopen as early as safety allows.
The route has been divided into sections to estimate the time that you may expect traffic delays:
If you live on or near: Approximate Closure Time
13th Avenue between Freeport Blvd and Land Park Drive 9:30am – 9:50am
Land Park Drive between 13th Avenue and Vallejo Way 9:40am – 10:00am
Land Park Drive between Vallejo Way and Broadway 9:50am – 10:10am
For more information about the event, please visit Capitol March for the Dream.