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2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parades & Events Around Tampa

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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 20, 2020 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 Parades


1. City of Tampa MLK Day Parade, January 20 @ 12:00 – 3:00 PM

The City of Tampa’s Martin Luther King Day Parade on January 21 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM 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 that runs from Cuscaden Park to Middleton High School .Staging begins at Cuscaden Park, 2900 N 15th St in Tampa. The  Find out more. 



2. 34th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Big Parade

January 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

In its 35th year, St. Petersburg’s “MLK DREAM BIG” PARADE is the nation’s longest-running parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King! This legendary parade is held right in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, FL (aka Sunshine City). The parade route starts at 3rd street and 1st Ave south…then, ending at Tropicana Field.Join over 50,000 […]

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3. MLK Dream Big Family Fun Day

January 20 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tropicana Field1 Tropicana Dr
Saint Petersburg, 33705 United States

Join us in Tropicana Field parking lots 6 & 7 immediately following the 35th Annual MLK Parade for the “MLK DREAM BIG” 2020 FAMILY FUN DAY FESTIVAL for more free entertainment, information and fun for the entire family. Bounce houses!! Slides!!! Food vendors! Community Leaders & Organizations ! Local Businesses! The Maher Chevrolet Car showcase […]

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4. MLK Parade in Brooksville, January 20 @ 10:00 AM12:00 PM

Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601

The annual Martin Luther King parade in Brooksville takes off at Hernando High School. The parade will take place on Monday, January 21st from 10 a.m. to Noon. Onlookers may watch from the parade route. Come out and show your community support! For more information, please visit their Facebook page.

5. Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

January 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Community is invited to join us as we celebrate the Dream of Martin Luther King Jr. Churches, organizations, daycares, fraternities, sororities, dance groups, bands, and businesses will stroll down Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue during this community event.Route, participant info and more on our official MLK Parade Event Page, lakelandgov.net/MLK.Parade applications available September 3, […]

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MLK Day Themed Events

1. Arts Legacy Remix: MLK Commemoration: Power of Storytelling

January 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts1010 N WC MacInnes Pl
Tampa, 33602-3720 United States

Our community contains a wealth of cultures and talented people. They converge at The Straz for Arts Legacy: REMIX, where singers, dancers and musicians from our own backyard come together in these special, free performances. Date: Friday, January 17th at 6:30 p.m.       https://www.facebook.com/events/439692396712269/

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2. MLK Weekend Step Show

January 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an exciting display of the most popular and energetic Sororities and Fraternities in the area! This show/competition will be held at the SPC campus in North St. Pete on Friday, January 17th from 7-9 p.m.     Register for your FREE tickets here.    https://www.facebook.com/events/442478289951883/

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3. MLK Music and Culture Festival

January 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Albert Whitted Park, Downtown St Petersburg480 Bayshore Dr. SE
Saint Petersburg,FL33701 United States

Join us for our first Music and Culture festival in beautiful downtown St. Pete, FL. This FREE waterfront event will have vendors and live entertainment right in the heart of the thriving downtown area. To become a vendor, contact: Qiana at: 727-272-1223 or call AVA at: 727-321-7929 (email: [email protected] ) https://www.facebook.com/events/1164587653742302/

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4. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Music Fest 2020

January 18 @ 6:00 pm – January 19 @ 11:00 pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park600 North Ashley Drive
Tampa,FL33602 United States
$10 – $15

2-Day Music Fest is family-friendly and offers “something for everyone”, including a 5K Run/Walk or Bootcamp, on January 18 &19The Heritage Music Fest – This 2-day signature event is the heart and soul of the community. This Music Fest is more than just music, featuring a 5K Run/Walk and Bootcamp; national and local entertainment; it […]

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