People gather for MLK parade in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Martin Luther King Junior Day is not until Monday, but people in Hampton Roads are already celebrating the legacy left behind by the civil rights icon.

People gathered for the MLK parade in Newport News this afternoon. The parade started at the New Beech Grove Baptist Church on Tabbs Lane.

Today’s parade is only the beginning of several Martin Luther King Junior Day events. Check out hrScene’s list of closings and events.