“We Shall Overcome.”




PARADE IS A GO, but the Rally is canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us for the Parade and wear your Mask.

The Hawaii Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition extends an invitation to the community and its many organizations and individuals to participate in our annual MLK Celebration Parade and Rally held annually on the 3rd Monday in January this year being January 17, 2022. The parade begins at Magic Island with the formation of organizations at 7:30 a.m., then moves out 9:00 a.m., traveling on Kalakaua Avenue through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. You must wear a mask.


The coalition is organized to promote the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday through remembrance, celebration, and action. This holiday is promoted as a day of national and community service, a time to reflect upon the principles of interracial cooperation, equality, and social change through nonviolent resolution of conflict, dedication to global peace, social justice, economic security, and the eradication of poverty as espoused by Dr. King. Efforts are made seek the involvement of business, government, labor, religious, ethnic, educational, and community service groups, as well as all segments of the civilian and military population. For more information, see the About page.


All other events canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Monday January 17, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade and Unity Rally
The parade begins at Magic Island and ends at Kapiolani Park – the Unity Rally follows at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand.

Our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Souvenir book is free and available to the public during the various events. Mahalo to the City & County of Honolulu for their kind assistance and kokua. They may be downloaded here.

The MLK Coalition co-sponsored the International Peace Poem Project
Local winners were announced in April by each of the island Mayors. We invite you to view their website to learn how you can participate in this worldwide affirmation of the sanctity of the human spirit.

Mahalo to everyone for again making the “People’s Parade” a resounding success. See you next year!

Contributions, no matter how small to support our events
are appreciated and may be mailed to:

590 Farrington Highway #210
PO Box 163
Kapolei, HI 96707