Friday January 18th, 2013
Opening Ceremony 11:30 a.m. at Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Guest Speaker Rev Shafter Scott & Lincoln Elementary IB Choir
Step Show 6:30 p.m. at Marshall Gym Admission at the door
Step Show $1,000.00 PRIZE!!!!! And trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
Carnvial & Midway and food vendors 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Saturday January 19th, 2013
Carnival & Midway with food vendors 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Plant City MLK Sports Complex
Parade 1:00 p.m. thru historic downtown
Parade Marshall- Crowell Family (Educators)
Concerts 2:30 p.m.
Gospet Extravaganza 4:00 p.m. inside Plant City MLK Recreation Center
Sunday January 20th, 2013
Leadership Breakfast 7:30 a.m. at Hillsborough Community College Trinkle Building
$25.00 admission; must RSVP by January 15th, 2013
Speaker Elder Joe Nathan Harman Jr.
click here for bio
Monday January 21st, 2013 UPDATED!!!!
Freedom Walk at Cooper Park 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
Bing Rooming House Tours 10:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
***Change due to Presidential Inaguration at 11:00 A.M.****
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION WILL BE SHOWN LIVE AT THE BING HOUSE 11:00 A.M.
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 4 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.