The longest ongoing East Bay celebration in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin L. King Jr. returns Monday and organizers say it will be the largest observance yet.

The 25th annual parade and program starts with 9 a.m. assembly in the parking lot of the DMV office, 6400 Manila Ave. and sets out at 9:30 a.m. for El Cerrito High School, where a rally, singers and speakers make up the program in the Performing Arts Center, 540 Ashbury Ave., from 10:30 to noon.

The keynote speaker will be Richmond native Michael Parker, CEO and founder of Value-Centered Solutions Inc.

The program will feature performances by Bay Area Line Dancers, Oakland Black Cowboy Association, students from Harding and Madera elementary schools, the jazz bands from El Cerrito High and Portola Middle schools, the El Cerrito High dance program, local Girl and Boy Scout troops, Montessori Family School of El Cerrito and Berkeley, the Japanese American Citizens League, the East Bay Masonic Lodge, singer Tonnie Harvey and the Unitarian Church of Berkeley.