Plant City MLK Sports Complex - 1601 E. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, Plant City, Florida 33563

32nd Annual Plant City

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival

January 5 - 20, 2018

Schedule Summary

DEC 20 - JAN 10 Plant City African American Heritage Selfie Tour- CLICK HERE

FRIDAY JAN 5 Old School Gala (Dress Down)

FRIDAY JAN 12 Opening Ceremony & Poetry Slam

SATURDAY JAN 13 ALL DAY Street Fest Parade, Midway, Concerts & Vendors

SUNDAY JAN 14 MLK Leadership Breakfast & MLK Gospel Fest

MONDAY JAN 15 & SATURDAY JAN 20 Day of Service & Carefest

Visit other cultural events throughout Tampa Bay - Tampa Black Heritage Festival & St. Petersburg MLK Grand Parade

MLK FESTIVAL STAFF AVAILABLE AT BING HOUSE - Tuesday thru Thursday 9am to 1pm; and extended hours Tuesday 530pm to 730pm

Welcome To Plant City

A Warm "Unity" Welcome...

City of Plant City

Board of County Commissioners

State Representatives/Officials

Federal Representatives

Greater Plant City Chamber

Bealsville, Incorporated


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Participants will be canvassing all over Plant City getting selfie's with significant structures, places and people in regards to black history. CLICK HERE FOR SELFIE LIST.....

Plant City Bing Rooming House Museum exists to promote the proud heritage centered around being one of only two National African-American Landmarks currently in Hillsborough County established to serve specifically as a facility for the preservation of African American History.

Heritage, Culture, Education, Legacy

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Theme for Plant City MLK 2018 - #PCMLK

The Legacy

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., once said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Now it's time for the Plant City and the surrounding communities to come together as one. The Improvement League of Plant City will be hosting the 32ND Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival on January 5-20, 2018 at the Plant City MLK Sports Complex, 1601 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Plant City, FL 33563. 

This cultural event held in Plant City during the month of January features a variety of family oriented activities. Timed to coincide with the national holiday commemorating the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Festival provides an all-inclusive setting in which citizens of every ethnic background can experience and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the culture of Hillsborough County & West Central Florida.

Opening Ceremony, Spoken Word, Old School Gala, Freedom Parade, High/Middle School Drumline Showdown, Sunday Leadership & Community Awards Breakfast, College Scholarship Awards, Gospel Fest, Plant City African American Driving Tour including the Bing Rooming House Museum and a one day street venue with ethnic cuisine, and concerts for children and adults highlight the Festival. 

There will be two community service days with an "MLK Day of Service" and "Carefest" where residents work on community service projects in neighborhoods.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED?.....Click on the Schedule Tab for Parade, Vendor and Drumline applications.


About ILPC

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Bealsville, Incorporated

Tampa Black Heritage Festival

Hillsborough Community College

City of Plant City

Hillsborough School District

Proceeds Benefit

Proceeds for the Plant City MLK Festival benefit the following-

Plant City Bing Rooming House African American Museum

Forensic Science & Language Arts

Community development, and senior citizen outreach.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (813) 757-6760
  • Email:
  • Address:
    205 Allen Street
    Plant City, Florida