IMPORTANT PARADE ROUTE INFORMATION
The parade route is approximately 1.2 miles – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
The parade begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Wheeler Street and Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd in historic downtown Plant City and proceeds east straight down Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.
The parade route ends at the Plant City MLK Recreation Center next to Marshall Middle School.
Recommended viewing areas are Evers Street, Collins and Palmer at the beginning of the parade route allowing quick exit to parallel streets to get to end of parade route area after the parade. There is seating at the Plant City MLK Recreation Center next to the announcement table at the fence area border Marshall Gym.
IN FRONT OF TECO ADMINISRATION BUILDING- Parade Organizers will be at the corner of Wheeler Street and MLK Jr. Blvd to direct parade participants on line-up placement as well as strolling along the MLK Blvd.
IMPORTANT NOTE- This year the parade participants will be lining up along BOTH sides of MLK Blvd between Wheeler back to Waller (former sporting goods store). This shortens the length of parade participants lining along MLK Blvd.
BANDS!!! Be mindful that last minute withdrawals or changes in spacing may occur to ensure proper distancing of marching bands so that they won't over lay each other's sounds.
Candy and beads can be distributed and must be purchased. We do not provide candy.
The grass parking areas at the corner of Park Road and MLK Jr. Blvd (baseball fields) are designated pick up areas at the conclusion of the parade. Entry going south on Park Road and making a “right” turn on MLK Jr. Blvd is recommend. (Coming from Hwy 92)
END OF PARADE
There will be a carnival midway with rides, food and vendors at the Plant City MLK Recreation Center along with entertainment.
Yes you can distribute and toss out candy and beads!!!!!!
NUMBER UNIT/NAME TYPE
1 PLANT CITY PD MOTORCYCLES
2 HONOR GUARD WALKERS
3 PARADE MARSHALL-STINGRAY CAR
4 STRAWBERRY CREST BAND#1
5 CITY OFFICIAL CAR
6 CITY OFFICIAL CAR
6b CITY OFFICIAL CAR
6c PLANT CITY PARKS & REC CAR
7 FIRE DEPARTMENT TRUCK
8 COUNTY CAR
9 IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE FLOAT
9b PLANT CITY EAGLES WALKERS
9c TRUE DIVAS SOCIAL CLUB CAR/WALK
10 STRAWBERRY CREST JROTC WALKERS
11 GOSPEL M.E.T.S. VAN
12 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CAR
13 PLANT CITY HIGH SCHOOL BAND#2
14 P.C.H.S GENTLEMEN QUEST WALKERS
15 LADIES OF DISTINCTION (Turkey Creek) CAR
16 PATRIOTS TWIRLING CORPS WALKERS
17 ANTIOCH VAN
18 LADIES OF LEISURE CAR
19 BETHEL CHURCH VAN
20 KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS L.C. CAR
21 NEW TESTAMENT OUTREACH CHURCH CAR
22 TOMLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND#3
23 TOMLIN GENTLEMEN’S QUEST WALKERS
24 PC MASONS CAR
24b EXQUISITELY PEB CAR/WALK
25 HENRY BAKER/CHOCOLATE THUNDER CAR
26 SISTER OF SARAH CHAPTER OES#76 CAR
27 GOOD FELLAZ MOTORCYCLE CLUB BIKES
28 PLANT CITY COLTS WALKERS
29 ALPHA COUGAR OMEGA STEP WALKERS
30 DURANT HIGH SCHOOL BAND#4
31 FELTONS VAN
31B PALM BEACH STEP TEAM WALKERS
32 HCSO BLACK ADVISORY CAR
33 POSSE CORVETTES *******
34 ******30 CARS*****
35 TAMPA BAY CLEANING LLC (plus walkers) TRUCK
36 CLASS OF 1971 (3 VEHICLES) CAR
37A CLASS OF 1971 *added CAR
37B CLASS OF 1971 *added CAR
38 MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND#5
39 GENTLEMEN’S QUEST (MARSHALL) WALKERS
40 MT MORIAH M.B. CHURCH VAN
41 ST. MARY BAPTIST CHURCH VAN
42 ST LUKE CHURCH VAN
43 JUDGE CANDIDATE SCIONTO CAR
44 TURKEY CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND#6
45 GREATER NEW HOPE ANOINTED MIN. CAR
45b GREATER NEW HOPE ANOINTED MIN. VAN
46 CLASS OF ’81 (mackey- still didn’t recvd) CAR
47 94.1 RADIO VAN
48 LIBERTY TAX CAR
51 COWBRO COWBOYS HORSES
Any last minute entries will go in front of placement 47 (94.1 radio)
The Bing Rooming House Museum is committed to preserving the history of the local African American community, educating the general public about the experiences encountered by African Americans during the era of segregation, and sharing the role of the Plant City community in overcoming the stigma of segregation.