Since 1992. Annual event honoring Dr. King, including a parade at 11am in downtown Mesa. Due to the new Light Rail, the parade route has changed.. The parade route will start on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and Center Street and end on Robson. Again this year, the MLK Committee has partnered with the United Food Bank. Your parade entry must incorporate this theme and we strongly encourage you to join us in combating Childhood Hunger by contributing to our Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive. Items will be collected at the staging area and along the parade route. Community celebration including marching bands, business supporters, community members and leaders. Fetsival at noon.