Friday January 17th, 2014
Opening Ceremony 11:30 a.m. at Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Reverend Maxie Miller
Lincoln Elementary IB Choir & Drummer Club
Gentlemen's Quest Marshall Middle School
CARNIVAL RIDES & MIDWAY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday January 18th, 2014
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 PARADE 1:00 p.m. thru historic downtown
Parade Marshal- Ms. Bettye Goodwine, local retired teacher and AKA sorority
CAR SHOW 2:00 p.m.
DIAMOND STEP TEAM 2:15 p.m.
Concerts 2:30 p.m. Featuring Jre with his hit single "Moving in"
Gospet Extravaganza 4:00 p.m. inside Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Sunday January 19th, 2014
Leadership Breakfast 7:30 a.m. at Hillsborough Community College Trinkle Building
"Charity; the Catalyst of the Dream" recognizing Educators
Mistress of Ceremony Ms. Erica Riggins Bay News 9
Guest Speaker Dr. Wright, retired school teacher/administrator
Sponsored by 2014 MLK Day of Service Project Grant, TECO, Bright House, Felton's and Sweetbay
CARNIVAL RIDES & MIDWAY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON SUNDAY
Monday January 20th, 2014
Freedom Walk at Cooper Park 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.
Bing Rooming House Tours
Zumba 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 5 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.
Saturday Entertainment Featuring JRE Riley!!
MLK PARADE SPONSOR