The MLK Business and Civic Organization sponsors a parade it calls the Krewe of the Avenue that's largely for children and young people.

Children from 6 years old to college age participate, and the parade usually has 36 units - that's the limit allowed by the police department for any parade.

The daytime parade is usually held on Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday, leading off three big parades on Route D.

This year, the MLK Business & Civic parade was held on February 12. Their theme was MLK Youth Marching for Unity, Peace, and Justice for All.

The Mask's exclusive slideshow of the 2018 parade is below.

 MLK Business & Civic