Annual Plant City MLK Festival January 16-19, 2015

Bright House Networks - Title Sponsor

SCHEDULE

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

carshow

 

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

$25.00 admission

"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"

 

 

2015 Theme "Color of 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 6 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

 

 

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