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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Parade in Lakeland

2023Sat21Jan1:00 pmSat2:30 pmReverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Parade in Lakeland1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Event OrganizerCity of Lakeland

Event Details

The Community is invited to join us as we celebrate the Dream of Martin Luther King Jr. Over 100 participants including churches, organizations, daycares, fraternities, sororities, dance groups, bands, and businesses will stroll down Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue during this community event. Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 1 PM.

The parade route will start on Providence Road at the 14th Street intersection. The parade will travel Providence Road and then turn east on 10th Street before heading south on MLK Avenue.

The parade will include professional floats, step/dance teams, walkers, decorated vehicles, car clubs, and marching bands. The theme for this year’s parade is “Our History is Our Future – Protect It and Preserve It”. This year’s parade will feature a senior citizen’s seating section and a vendor/exhibitor area at 10th and MLK where the judging will take place. Volunteers will be along the entire route to assist with safety and distribution of information.

The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Willie Horton, retired Detroit Tiger Player who started with that organization in 1963. He has a storied professional baseball career spanning 18-years, and he is famous for standing in his Detroit Tigers uniform during a 1967 race riot pleading for peace.

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Route, participant info and more on the official MLK Parade Event Page,


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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