DALLAS -- The Elite News Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival moved through Dallas Monday.
It marked the 28th year for the parade, which organizers anticipated would draw thousands of spectators and parade participants.
The event included floats, marching bands from various high schools, and dignitaries.
"We're hooking up our history with our hope. That's why these young people are out here," said Warren Ervin of Dallas. He spoke to News 8 while riding in the back of a white convertible Cadillac, waving to the crowds.
"We need to remember where we've come from, and how far we need to go," Ervin added.
The parade started at 10 a.m. and by 12:30 p.m., a long line of floats waited to begin the route.
Organizers said that the event marks the city's largest event geared towards black families.
The day was set to end with a free festival at Fair Park. The event was to include food, entertainment, and a health pavilion.