MLK WEEKEND- Parade, Street Fest, Vendors
PLANT CITY MLK SPORTS COMPLEX, 1601 E. DR. MLK JR. BLVD, PLANT CITY.......
What to Expect
Opening Ceremony 1130am to 100pm
Photographic Memories @ Plant City Photo Archives 130pm to 300pm
Spoken Word @ Bing House Museum 7pm to 9pm
SATURDAY JAN 14TH
Street Festival 10am to 10pm - Enjoy vendors, concerts, and live music
MLK Freedom Parade 100pm to 230pm - Parade Application
(starts downtown - Wells Fargo Bank; and ends at the MLK Sports Complex)
Suncoast Credit Union Drumline Competition 230pm to 400pm courtside
SUNDAY JAN 15TH
**MLK Leadership Breakfast @ HCC Plant City Campus 730am
MLK Gospel Fest 400pm
Street Festival Day 2 (weather permitting)
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).MLK Street Festival at Plant City MLK Sports Complex (Park Road)
PLACES TO VISIT-
Tourism Opportunities- Check out the Plant City African American Heritage Trail while you are here. There are eight significant sites, museums and landmarks within a six mile radius. Scroll down this page to get more details, location and information. The Bing Rooming House African American Museum will be open for public tours and educational presentations on Plant City’s Black Heritage. Anchoring the Laura Street Restoration District this facility is located at 205 South Allen Street, Plant City. www.plantcitybinghouse.com
Bing Rooming House African American Museum, 205 South Allen Street, Plant City- Built in the 1920s segregation era.
Laura Street Restoration District- Once a former vibrant black business district during the 1940s and 50s.
Mt. Olive Church, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and Allen Chapel AME, all founded between 1900 to 1920.
Marie B. Ellis Park, Snowden Park and Sam Cooper Park with 10 acre lake.
Plant City Photo Archives & History Center, 106 South Evers Street, Plant City. Call 813-754-1578.
Historic Glover School Campus, 5104 Horton Road, Plant City- Built in 1884.
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church- Founded 1864.
Ruby's Fruit Stand and Art Folklore- female artist has paintings on display in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Pinehill and Bealsville slave cemeteries.
MAIN STREET – DOWNTOWN PLANT CITY
Top Shelf Bar & Grill- Minority owned business
Law Offices of Theordore Taylor- Plant City first black attorney
Enjoy the quaint and peaceful downtown. There are plenty of antique shops, a special candy store, Krazy Cup Coffee spot and minority owned Top Shelf Bar & Grill. Stop and ask Ms. Zee to give you the Main Street Tour.
Our MLK Festival Preferred Hotels are:
Plant City Holiday Inn Express - 2102 North Park Road, Plant City Phone 813-719-3800
Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites 4307 Sterling Commerce Drive, Plant City Phone 813-757-6202