Annual Plant City MLK Festival January 8-18, 2016

Bright House Networks - Title Sponsor

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY JANUARY 8TH

FOREVER YOUNG OLE SCHOOL JAM "Grown Folks Only"

8:00 PM. at Historic Glover School

Admission $10.00 per person

DJ MAGIC MIKE Hamilton

Sponsored by Fred's Market and Gordon Food Service

Endless BBQ Pork, Chicken Strips, and Tilapia along with vegs & sides

 

Friday January 15TH

Opening Ceremony 11:30 a.m. at Plant City MLK Recreation Center

Lincoln IB Drummer Ensemble

Marshall's Middle School Jazz Ensemble

Gentlemen's Quest Marshall Middle School

 

PLANT CITY DURANT AFTER-PARTY CLASSIC

PLANT CITY MLK RECREATION CENTER

TIME: TBA

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 16TH

STREET FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SPONSORED BY BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS, FLORIDA BLUE, TECO, FELTONS, AMERIGROUP

CARNIVAL MIDWAY RETURNS!!!, Street Vendors, arts, craft, live music at Plant City MLK Sports Complex

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 16TH 1:00 p.m. MLK FREEDOM PARADE thru historic downtown

Parade Marshal- PLANT CITY RAIDERS FOOTBALL PROGRAM

Featuring- Plant City High, Durant High, Strawberry Crest High, Tomlin, Marshall and Turkey Creek marching bands

Tampa Bay Posse Corvette Club, Motorcycle Club, Buffalo Soldiers, and Cowbros

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 16TH 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE DRUM LINE SHOWDOWN!!!

$1,500 CASH PRIZE HIGH SCHOOL & $1,000 CASH PRIZE MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR 1ST PLACE

CASH PRIZES FOR 2ND AND 3RD PLACE WINNERS

PRESENTED BY SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION

Middleton, Strawberry Crest, Plant City High Schools

Marshall, Dowdell, and Sligh Middle Schools

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 16TH 5:00 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT

CLASSIC STEP SHOWDOWN AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW

Featuring 94.1 WLLD, AND LOCAL TALENT, and many more......

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 16TH 5:00 p.m. PC CAR SHOW

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Motorcycle, Car and Truck Series (SUV fall under truck category)

RULES//////REGISTRATION

 

 

SUNDAY JANUARY 17TH

Leadership Breakfast 7:30 a.m. at Hillsborough Community College Trinkle Building

$30.00 admission

GUEST SPEAKER HCC PRESIDENT DR. ATWATER

Sponsored by SUNSHINE BANK and MOSAIC

CO-SPONSOR HCC

Others sponsors include- Bright House Networks, Tampa Electric, Felton's Meat & Produce, Publix Supermarket Charities, City of Plant City, Hopewell Funeral Home, Fields Motorcars, Gordon Food Service, Stingray Chevrolet, Jarrett-Scott Ford, community churches and a hosts of many other guests

CHURCH TABLE SPONSORS as of 12/9/15..

Mt. Moriah MBC- Rev Simmons, Antioch MBC- Pastor Bradley, St. Luke MBC - Rev Larry Sykes

Program: Innvocation, Present Colors, Introductions, Selection, Intro Speaker, Breakfast, Speaker, Scholarships, Graduation, and Awards, acknowledge supporters, closing, benediction

 

Full Breakfast presented by Steph's Southern Soul Food Restaurant!!!!!

 

 

NEW!!!!!! MLK GOSPEL FEST

---- MOVED TO SUNDAY!!!!----

SUNDAY JANUARY 17TH 4:00 p.m.

Plant City MLK Recreation Center

Come get your "Praise On"

 

MONDAYJANUARY 18TH

MLK DAY OF SERVICE- COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS 8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

Bing Rooming House Tours

 

2016 Theme "FAITH, CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND UNITY"

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 12 years now. 

 

Plant City Bing House Museum

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.

 

Improvement League of Plant City, Inc.

 

 

 

MLK PARADE SPONSOR

 

 

BHN

TECO

 

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