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Martin Luther King Day Parades & Events in Tampa, St. Pete, Plant City & More

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Looking for 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events in Tampa Bay? Check out the ultimate list for MLK parades, events, and celebrations around Tampa Bay!


Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Belmont Heights Park
2101 East Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Tampa, Fl 33610


26th Annual MLK Day Parade: ‰ÛÏA Day On, Not a Day Off‰Û
When: Monday, January 19th
Time: Noon
Cost: Free
Parade route: Begins at 15th St. and 21st Ave.; north
to MLK Boulevard, east to 15th St. and MLK Blvd.


Hillsborough County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service
Guest speaker: Rev. Xavier L. Johnson, 12th pastor of historic Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Dayton, OH.
When: Monday, January 19th

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Allen Temple AME Church
2101 Lowe Street, Tampa

St. Petersburg

30th Annual MLK Jr.
Battle of Bands åÊ& Drum LineåÊExtravaganza
When: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: åÊ4:00 p.m.
$10.00åÊ Advance Gen. Adm.
$12.00åÊ At the Gate/Day of event
$15.00åÊ MLK Premier VIP area
Where: Tropicana Field Dome Stadium
One Tropicana Drive
St. Petersburg, Fl 33705

For more information visit:åÊmlknationalparade.org

St. Petersburg

Martin Luther King Drum Major for Justice Parade
This parade is filled with amazing marching bands, drum lines, floats, processions and more.The Grand Marshall will be actor and pastor, Clifton Davis.
When: Monday, January 19th
Time: 11:00 AM
Parade Route:åÊIn the city of St. Petersburg, FL. The parade begins at Dr. MLK St. & 3rd Ave. S. Proceeds north to Central Ave. Turns east & proceeds to Bayshore Drive Turns north & proceeds to 5th Ave. N. Turns east & proceeds to the Vinoy Park


The Watoto Children‰Ûªs Choir from Africa will perform a free “Concert of Hope” in Lutz, Fl.

Saturday, January 17th at 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 18th at 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Van Dyke Church
17030 Lakeshore Road
Lutz, FL 33558
(813) 968-3983

For more information visit the Watoto.com/the-choir

Plant City

Martin Luther King Weekend Celebration will include a freedom parade, drum line competition, music, poetry, car show and more!

When: Saturday, January 17th
Time: 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend

Where: Plant City Martin Luther King Recreation Center
1601 East Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Plant City, FL 33563
For more events from Jan. 16-19, visit their site here.

Plant City

Walk also includeåÊBing Rooming House Tours, Barber Shop competition, featured movie “School Daze” , fitness classes and fitness information.
When: Monday January 19th

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Sam Cooper Park
900 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Plant City, FL

St. Leo

Saint Leo University MLK Festivities Jan. 19-20
Children’s fair will include åÊface painting, sand art and inflatables.
When: Monday, January 19th
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Emmy-nominated cinematographer George Silano will present ‰ÛÏMartin Luther King Jr.: A Personal Portrait‰Û at 3 p.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. The speaker will screen a never-before-shown interview with the civil rights leader, filmed in Dr. King‰Ûªs home.

For more information, call (800) 334-5532