01/21/2014 08:20 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Miami's MLK Parade Is A Serious Party

From as far away as Jamaica and the Bahamas, marching bands found their way to Miami Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The city's annual parade has become, like most Miami celebrations, an hours-long multicultural extravaganza. Marching its way up NE 54th Street through Liberty City, the parade showed off everything from the nation's no. 1 high school football team -- Miami's Booker T. Washington Tornadoes -- to a blue hearse with an anti-gun message to Caribbean Carnival dancers to a group crusading for Haitian human rights. Check out photos below:

Miami MLK Parade 2014