Every year we take time to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15th.

On Monday, January 16, 2017 there are a host of events that will help to celebrate this beloved civil rights advocate and remarkable American.

As Martin Luther King Jr. has said “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

We hope you have a day filled with love. See all the wonderful events below.


MLK Day at Glazer Children’s Museum

January 16

Glazer Children’s Museum,

110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602 United States


Spend your day with Glazer Children’s Museum as they honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Monday, January 16, 2017 during operating hours come join the Museum for activities like I Have a Dream or come try their tasty treats like Georgia Smoothies. GCM is proud to celebrate and honor a great leader like Dr.

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MLK Day at United Skates

January 16

United Skates of America- Tampa,

5121 N. Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL 33603


Schools Out, Go Skating at United Skates of America. They have skating Monday, January 16th from 11am-2pm, 3pm-6pm, & 6:30pm-9pm. Admission is $6 and includes regular skate rental. Live DJ!

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Coachman Park

January 16 @ 7:30 AM4:00 PM

North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex,

900 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Clearwater, FL 33755

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration includes a breakfast at the North Greenwood Recreation Center followed by a 10 a.m. march from the Recreation Center to Coachman Park. $5 Adults, $3 Kids 10 & under. Table reservations available for a $40 donation (Table seats 8). Event takes place

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City of Tampa MLK Day Parade

January 16 @ 8:00 AM5:00 PM

The City of Tampa’s Martin Luther King Day Parade is an exciting component of a week of activity, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr King, and displaying the beautiful diversity and community spirit of the Tampa Bay Area. Thousands line the streets of a two mile route winding through East Tampa beginning at Cuscaden

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MLK Day at Great Explorations Museum

January 16 @ 10:00 AM3:00 PM

Great Explorations Children’s Museum,

1925 4th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33704


Join Great Explorations Museum on Jan. 16, 2017  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn about and celebrate the life, words and ideas of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Children will be able to make a necklace that represents MLK, Jr.’s idea that we all must work together to achieve peace. They

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MLK Parade in Brooksville

January 16 @ 10:00 AM12:00 PM

The Springstead Marching Eagle Brigade will be participating in the annual Martin Luther King parade in Brooksville.The parade will take place on Monday, January 16th from 10 a.m. to Noon. Onlookers may watch from the parade route. Come out and show your community support! Price: Free Location: Downtown Brooksville For more information, please visit their

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MLK Dream Big Parade in St. Petersburg

January 16 @ 11:00 AM

On Monday, January 16th at 11 a.m. come watch the parade honoring the life and dream of Martin Luther King Jr. which will include 110 units and bands, including the Florida A&M marching band, Tuskegee University’s Marching Crimson Piper Band and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will serve as grand marshal. Price: Free. Location:

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Saint Leo MLK Children’s Fair

January 16 @ 11:00 AM3:00 PM

Join Saint Leo University for their annual Children’s Fair! Come meet their student organizations on January 16 as they host various fun activities and help to educate on the message of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 16, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ADMISSION IS FREE FREE FOOD ARTS & CRAFTS WITH SAINT

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MLK Family Fun Festival at Tropicana Field

January 16 @ 2:30 PM

Tropicana Field,

1 Tropicana Drive
St. Petersburg, 33705

Following the MLK Dream Big Parade, the parking lot at Tropicana Field turns into a festival ground with vendors, an education drive, day of service programs, kids zone and entertainment starting at 2:30 p.m. Price: Free.

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