Friday January 16th, 2015
Opening Ceremony 11:30 a.m. at Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Lincoln Elementary IB Choir & Drummer Club
Gentlemen's Quest Marshall Middle School
CARNIVAL RIDES & MIDWAY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday January 17th, 2015
Carnival & Midway with food vendors 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Plant City MLK Sports Complex
CARNIVAL MIDWAY RIDES PROVIDED BY- PREMIUM CONCESSIONS, INC.
MLK FREEDOM PARADE 1:00 p.m. thru historic downtown
Parade Marshal- Ms. Leola McDonald
Sponsored by Sunshine State Federal Savings & Loan and Stingray Chevrolet
DRUM LINE SHOWDOWN!!! 2:30 p.m.
HIP HOP LIFESTYLE CONCERT 4:00 p.m.
Featuring TREAP Entertainment, 94.1 WLLD, and many more......
Gospet Extravaganza 4:00 p.m. inside Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Sunday January 18, 2015
Leadership Breakfast 7:30 a.m. at Hillsborough Community College Trinkle Building
"Color of Unity" recognizing our Youth & Future
GUEST SPEAKER TBA
Sponsored by Bright House Networks, Tampa Electric, City of Plant City
Full Breakfast presented by Reaves Catering Service
CARNIVAL RIDES & MIDWAY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON SUNDAY
Monday January 19, 2015
Freedom Walk at Cooper Park 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.
Bing Rooming House Tours
Fitness Classes Lakeside, Health and Fitness Information
Featured Movie "School Daze"
We invite you to come join us in celebrating cultural diversity. In preparation for the upcoming festival, please click on the links below to download the various applications.
Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
The Plant City Dr. MLK Cultural Arts Festival promotes increased diversity awareness and opportunities for citizens of Plant City and surrounding West Central Florida to actively engage in gaining knowledge, and history of African culture. Leading this effort is the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, providing 21 days of cultural experiences in partnership with the City of Tampa, St. Petersburg and City of Plant City. The Plant City MLK Festival has worked with the organizers of the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival for 6 years now.
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.
MLK PARADE SPONSOR