Friday January 16th, 2015
Opening Ceremony 11:30 a.m. at Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Pastor Larry Sykes
Marshall's Middle School Jazz Ensemble
Gentlemen's Quest Marshall Middle School
TEEN DANCE & SUMMIT 7:30 p.m. at the Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Featuring DJ Hondo
Saturday January 17th, 2015
10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Carnival & Midway with food vendors at Plant City MLK Sports Complex
1:00 p.m. MLK FREEDOM PARADE thru historic downtown
Parade Marshal- Ms. Leola McDonald
Sponsored by Sunshine State Federal Savings & Loan, Stingray Chevrolet, AND Field Motorcars-Lakeland
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
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. OLDIES MUSIC PRESENTED BY THE MUSIC MAKERS
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE DRUM LINE SHOWDOWN!!!
$1,000 CASH PRIZE HIGH SCHOOL & $600 CASH PRIZE MIDDLE SCHOOL
PRESENTED BY SUNCOAST "SCHOOLS" CREDIT UNION
4:00 p.m. PLANT CITY SHOWCASE
Featuring DJ LIL KEE, TREAP Entertainment, 94.1 WLLD, Fat Boy Fresh, Armwood Step Team, and many more......
Spoken word and poetry edition:Margaret zioon brown, shakurah taylor , caleb Sawyer open mic edition: briana krista, shank havit,destiny hip hop edition:rio flamebo, fye red , dat damn blaze, ayolori, drewb, shank havit, caleb Sawyer, many charles..
4:00 p.m. PC CAR SHOW
4:00 p.m. Gospet Extravaganzainside Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Come get your "Praise On"
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 STATE REPRESENTATIVE DARRYL ROUSON, ST. PETERSBURG
Sponsored by Winn Dixie and HCC
Others sponsors include- Bright House Networks, Tampa Electric, Felton's Meat & Produce, Publix Supermarket Charities, Walmart, Mosaic, G&S Wholesales, City of Plant City
Full Breakfast presented by Steph's Southern Soul Food Restaurant!!!!!
Monday January 19, 2015
Freedom Walk at SAM COOPER PARK 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.
Bing Rooming House Tours
BARBER SHOP COMPETITION
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