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

35th Annual Plant City

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival


January 15 - May 20, 2021

 

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MOSAIC COMPANY // JARRETT-SCOTT FORD // TBA // CITY OF PLANT CITY

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

African American Selfie Tour

Visit the 27 historic structures, place, and parks affiliated with African American History

Friday January 15, 2021

CANCELLED - MLK Opening Ceremony 1130am to 1pm @ Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center

 

 

Monday January 18, 2021

Day of Service - Bing House Community Garden

Virtual Memorial - Local Stories on civil rights

 

 

Friday April 2, 2021

"Diversity on the Boardwalk" History After Hours"

6pm to 10pm

Ever Street, Plant City

 

Saturday April 3, 2021

MLK Parade 1pm to 230pm thru historic downtown

Drumline, Street Vendors, Workshops, Seminars, Concerts 230pm to 7pm

All the above noted activities will be held at the Plant City MLK Recreation Complex

 

Sunday April 4, 2021

EASTER SUNDAY AND COMMEMORATION OF THE ASSASSINATION OF DR. KING (April 4, 1968)

 

Sunday April 11, 2021

MLK Leadership Breakfast 730am to 930am @ HCC Trinkle Center

Presentation of Community Champion Awards

Guest Speaker Commandant Ms. Cynthia Downing, Summerlin Academy

Retired Command Sergeant Major, Military Police, United States Army

 

Thursday May 20, 2021

State of Florida Emancipation Day 11am to 1pm @ Bing House Museum

Sponsored by Plant City Women's Club

 

 

 

 

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WELCOME TO PLANT CITY

A Warm "Unity" Welcome...

City of Plant City

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotels

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

THINGS TO DO

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

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"Let Freedom Ring!"

Theme for Plant City MLK 2021 - #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."

If there were ever a time of "challenge and controversy" the passing of 2020 and new year of 2021 should be at the forefront for all of us.

Now we stand. The Improvement League of Plant City will be hosting the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival starting January 18, 2021 with signature events rescheduled through May 20, 2021. The Parade and Street Fest will be held on Saturday April 3, 2021 at the Plant City MLK Recreation Complex and MLK Leadership Breakfast will be held on Sunday April 11, 2021 at HCC Trinkle Center. 

This cultural festival is generally held in Plant City during the month of January featuring 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.

This year the signature events have been rescheduled out of respect (not fear) of the current pandemic. The health and safety of all citizens is our top priority. Together we will over come and celebrate the legacy and principals of the the late Dr. King. The parade and street festival is being held April 3 which coincides with Easter Weekend and observance of the day Dr. King was assasinated on April 4, 1968.

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

 

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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.

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