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 will be held on March 4 at 3 p.m. Their theme will be Saluting Our Youth, MLK Style.

To see the Mask's exclusive gallery of the 2018 parade, click on the image below:

 MLK Business & Civic