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

33rd Annual Plant City

Saturday Street Fest, Jan 19, 2019

Parade, Vendors, Drumline, Entertainment


Theme "Unity Starts Here; the work continues!"

 

LATEST UPDATES - 11/1/18

DOWNLOAD MLK PARADE APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 PARADE


Saturday January 19, 2019
1pm to 230pm
Historic Downtown

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 32 years of existence.

 

MLK SATURDAY STREET FEST

PLANT CITY MLK SPORTS COMPLEX, BASEBALL FIELD #1

1601 E. DR. MLK JR. BLVD, PLANT CITY.......

 

DOWNLOAD FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION

 

DOWNLOAD NON FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION

 

Street Festival 10am to 8pm - Enjoy both Food and Non Food Vendors, and Entertainment

Drumline Competition 230pm to 400pm courtside

Concert Series presents "Tony B live band and countless other artists 400pm to 700pm

 

 

REMEMBER, FOOD VENDORS AND NON FOOD VENDORS ARE LOCATED IN SEPARATE AREAS

Click on the "Schedule" Tab for parade, vendor and drumline applications

You got talent or wish to volunteer helping promote the Dream? Call us at (813) 704-5800.

Plant City MLK Parade will begin at the corner of Wheeler & MLK Blvd downtown (Wells Fargo Bank). Parade participants start lining up for parade 1130AM - 1240PM along both sides of MLK Blvd from Wheeler (Verizon Building & TECO Office) back west to Howard Street (Haught Funeral Home).

 

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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Heritage, Culture, Education, Legacy

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"Unity Starts Here; the work continues!"

Theme for Plant City MLK 2019 - #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 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival on January 11 - 26, 2019 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, 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.

 

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Foster equitable opportunities for residents, regardless of age, sex, race or religion throughout the City of Plant City.

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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.

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