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 21, 2019 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.


1. City of Tampa MLK Day Parade, January 16 @ 12:00 – 3:00 PM

The City of Tampa’s Martin Luther King Day Parade on January 16 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 winding through East Tampa. Parade travels along 15th Street and 21st Avenue and will end at 21st street and Osborne. Find out more. 



2. MLK Dream Big Parade in St. Petersburg, January 21st @ 11:00 AM

Location: 3rd Street and 1st Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL

Come watch the parade on Monday, January 21st at 11 a.m.honoring the life and dream of Martin Luther King Jr. which will include over 100 units and bands. Find out more. 


3. MLK Family Fun Dayin St. Petersburg, Jan. 15, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: 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, kids fun zone, an education drive, day of service programs and entertainment. Find out more. 



4. MLK Day at Great Explorations Museum , January 15 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 1925 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33704

Join Great Explorations Museum on Jan. 15, 2019  from 10 a.m. to 2 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 experience MLK theme activities that will instill that we all must work together to achieve peace. Find out more. 

5. MLK Parade in Brooksville, January 21 @ 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.



6. United Skates of America- Tampa, Jan. 21, 2019.

Location: 5121 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Schools Out, Go Skating at United Skates of America on MLK Day. Skating session takes place on Monday, January 21st from 11am-2pm & 3pm-7pm. Admission is $5 and includes regular skate rental. Find out more.


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MLK Day at Glazer Children’s Museum

Location: 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. during operating hours come join the Museum for MLK themed activities. GCM is proud to celebrate and honor a great leader like Dr.King. Find out more.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Coachman Park, January 21 @

North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex,

900 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

Find out more.


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