1pm Saturday January 19, 2019

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.

Consistency equates to timeliness and avoids incident.

Parade Preparation

Plant City 33nd Annual MLK Freedom Parade
Saturday January 19, 2019

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 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 1/11/2019 on our website main page at www.plantcitymlkfestival.com.

The Parade will start promptly at 100pm.  Adjacent streets close at 1230pm.

The parade route continues East on MLK Blvd for 1.4 miles and ends at the Plant City MLK Recreation Center, 1601 E. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.  Food, vendors, free giveaways and entertainment will be held at the complex through 8pm.

PARADE APPLICATIONS- Download Application

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