35th Annual Plant City
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Parade
"Let Freedom Ring!"
LATEST UPDATES - 11/9/2020
Saturday January 16, 2021
1pm to 230pm
Each year the Improvement League of Plant City hosts the Annual Plant City MLK Freedom Parade. The parade route is 1.4 miles and is held every year on the Saturday leading up to the recognized Monday Federal Holiday during the month of January. The route has only changed once in its 34 years of existence.
Consistency equates to timeliness and avoids incident.
PARADE STAGING AREA
The staging area will be the corner of Wheeler and MLK Blvd. Arrival time between 1145am to 1215pm is recommended. Large groups may start arriving by 1115am to 1130am.
School Bands will assemble as in previous years in the Verizon/Frontier parking lot and will be merged into position as the parade procession starts.
PARADE STAGING AREA- map below
Parade participants will be aligned along both sides of MLK Blvd from Wheeler Street going back west to Haught Funeral Home. Parade position numbers will be posted on 1/10/2021 on our website main page at www.plantcitymlkfestival.com.
The Parade will start promptly at 100pm. Adjacent streets close at 1230pm.
Aerial Picture of Route (above)
PARADE HANG OUT SPOTS FOR BEADS & CANDY!
The parade route continues East on MLK Blvd for 1.4 miles and ends at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex, 1601 E. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. Food, vendors, free giveaways and entertainment will be held at the complex through 8pm.
Wells Fargo Parking Lot & Plant City Photo Archives parking lot
Downtown Mural Parking Lots (Ace Realty Advisors) corner of Collins & MLK
Willaford Railroad Museum Parking Lot
Sam Cooper Park & Lake (MLK & Lake Street)
Bing House & Charlow Funeral Home (MLK & Allen Street)
Marshall Middle School Gym area (corner of Maryland Ave & MLK Blvd)
END OF PARADE ROUTE
PLANT CITY DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR RECREATIONAL COMPLEX
1601 E. DR. MLK JR. BLVD
The application is also available for download on our main page directly and/or under the schedule tab/forms/parade.
Thank you for your continuous commitment to embracing and celebrating Plant City’s proud heritage.
Improvement League of Plant City, CDC
Organizers of the PC MLK Parade
Call (813) 704-5800 or (813) 757-6760
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