Annual Plant City MLK Festival January 9-18, 2016

Bright House Networks - Title Sponsor

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY JANUARY 9TH

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 AND SUNDAY JANUARY 17TH

STREET FESTIVAL (Sunday evening added)

Street Vendors, arts, craft, live music at Plant City MLK Sports Complex

SATURDAY 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SUNDAY 2:00 p.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!!!

$1,000 CASH PRIZE HIGH SCHOOL & $600 CASH PRIZE MIDDLE SCHOOL

PRESENTED BY SUNCOAST "SCHOOLS" CREDIT UNION

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 16TH 5:00 p.m. PLANT CITY SHOWCASE

Featuring 94.1 WLLD, AND LOCAL TALENT, 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..

SATURDAY JANUARY 16TH 5:00 p.m. PC CAR SHOW

carshow

 

SUNDAY JANUARY 17TH

Leadership Breakfast 7:15 a.m. at Hillsborough Community College Trinkle Building

$30.00 admission

GUEST SPEAKER HCC PRESIDENT DR. ATWATER 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!!!!!

 

NEW!!!!!! GOSPEL MOVED TO SUNDAY!!!!

SUNDAY JANUARY 17TH 4:00 p.m. Gospet Extravaganzainside Plant City MLK Recreation Center

Come get your "Praise On"

 

MONDAYJANUARY 18TH

Freedom Walk at SAM COOPER PARK 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.

Bing Rooming House Tours

Fitness Classes Lakeside, Health and Fitness Information

Featured Movie "School Daze"

 

 

2016 Theme "FAITH, CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND 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

 

 

BHN

TECO

 

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