Thousands of San Antonio residents are expected to hit the streets Monday morning to honor civil rights pioneer, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

San Antonio's annual celebration, billed as the "largest march in the nation," is set to get underway at 10 a.m.

As in years past, the usual bands and banners, cheerleaders and children, are expected to participate, making the roughly 2.5 mile trek from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy to Pittman-Sullivan Park.

Texas Dem. Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis is scheduled to walk in this year's march.

A pre-march worship service at the academy kicks off the day's events. Following the march, participants will be able to take part in festivities at the park, including a concert by gospel recording artist Wess Morgan.


San Antonio City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed on Monday, and VIA Transit will operate on a holiday schedule in observance of MLK Day.  Other city services will operate as follows:

Modified Services: 

  • Garbage and recyclables will not be collected on Monday, Jan. 20. Collection normally scheduled for Monday will move to Tuesday, Jan. 21.
  • Collection normally scheduled for Tuesday will move to Wednesday, Jan. 22. Wednesday collection will continue as regularly scheduled.


  • The Bitters Brush Recycling Center, located on 1800 Bitters Rd., and the Nelson Gardens Recycling Center, located at 8963 Nelson Rd., will be closed.
  • All library locations will be closed.
  • Pre-K 4 SA will be closed.
  • Municipal Court, located at 401 S. Frio, will be closed.
  • Animal Care Services lobby and adoption center will be closed.
  • Head Start and After-School Challenge Sites will be closed.
  • Senior Multi-Service Centers will be closed.
  • Senior Nutrition Sites will be closed. (Seniors or the general public may contact individual nutrition sites for holiday schedule information.)


  • The 3-1-1 Call Center will be operational from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Downtown visitors will enjoy an on-street parking meter holiday.

    Images: 2014 MLK March

    Published On: Jan 20 2014 10:53:12 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 20 2014 11:09:15 AM CST

    Images from San Antonio's annual MLK march, billed as one of the largest of its kind in the nation.

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