FRIDAY JANUARY 8TH
OLE SCHOOL MLK CLASSIC GALA
7:30 PM. at Historic Glover School
Admission $10.00 per person
Friday January 15TH
Opening Ceremony 11:30 a.m. at Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Marshall's Middle School Jazz Ensemble
Gentlemen's Quest Marshall Middle School
EVENING EVENT TBA
SATURDAY JANUARY 16TH
Street Vendors, arts, craft, live music at Plant City MLK Sports Complex
SATURDAY 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
SATURDAY JANUARY 16TH 1:00 p.m. MLK FREEDOM PARADE thru historic downtown
Parade Marshal- TBA
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
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
Featuring 94.1 WLLD, AND LOCAL TALENT, and many more......
SATURDAY JANUARY 16TH 5:00 p.m. PC CAR SHOW
Enter your pimped out ride in the car show and showcase 3 hours before in the MLK Parade.
Motorcycle, Car and Truck Series (SUV fall under truck category)
SUNDAY JANUARY 17TH
Leadership Breakfast 7:15 a.m. at Hillsborough Community College Trinkle Building
GUEST SPEAKER HCC PRESIDENT DR. ATWATER Sponsored by HCC and.....(TBAA)
Others sponsors include- Bright House Networks, Tampa Electric, Felton's Meat & Produce, Publix Supermarket Charities, G&S Wholesales, City of Plant City
Full Breakfast presented by Steph's Southern Soul Food Restaurant!!!!!
NEW!!!!!! GOSPEL MOVED TO SUNDAY!!!!
SUNDAY JANUARY 17TH 4:00 p.m. Gospet Extravaganzainside Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Come get your "Praise On"
MLK DAY OF SERVICE- COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS 8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
Bing Rooming House Tours
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.
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