MLK Commemorative Events


Music and Arts Festival
Jan 14 | 11 am - 6 pm | Albert Whitted Park: 480 Bayshore Dr SE, St. Petersburg

Visit Albert Whitted Park and indulge your tastes in local vendors, enjoy the sounds of live music, and see the beautiful arts culture.

MLK Band Showcase
Jan 15 | 6 - 8:30 pm | Campbell Park Sports Complex: 601 14th St S, St. Petersburg

Experience the precision drumlines and roaring brass sections from the top marching bands. Gates open at 5:00 pm

43rd Annual TOBA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Breakfast
Jan 16 | 6:45 - 9 am | Cost: $50 | JW Marriott Tampa Water Street 510 Water Street 

Join the Tampa Black Organization of Black Affairs for the 43rd Annual MLK Leadership Breakfast.

City of Tampa’s Martin Luther King Parade
Jan 16 | 10 am | Cost: Free | parade begins at: Cuscaden Park, 2901 N 15th St.

The City of Tampa’s Martin Luther King Parade is a fun, exciting and family-friendly event occurring annually on the national holiday commemorating the birth of one of our greatest American heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade entries include floats, marching bands, equestrian groups, and decorated vehicles of all types providing an opportunity for businesses, churches, community groups and local government officials to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and gain valuable exposure to the community they serve. 

Dr. Martin Luther King JR. Day Parade
Jan 16 | 11 am - 2 pm | Cost: Free | parade begins: East to West on 1st Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg MLK Day Parade will take place Monday morning on Jan 16. Be sure to bring your friends and family out to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Junior!

MLK Family Fun Day
Jan 16 | 2:30 - 6 pm | Cost: Free | Tropicana Field Lot 4: 198 17th St S, St. Petersburg

The annual Family Fun Day is for all ages to enjoy. There will be live music, bounce houses, and vendors. 

Gallery221 Exhibitions: Spirit, Rhythm, Blues and Strange Figurations
Jan 19 | 5 - 8 pm | HCC Gallery 221: 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa

Le’Andra LeSeur (b. 1989, Bronx, NY) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work encompasses a range of media including video, installation, photography, painting, and performance. LeSeur’s body of work—a celebration of Blackness, queerness, and femininity—seeks to dismantle systems of power and achieve transcendence and liberation through perseverance.

Reception will include a live performance by the artist to begin at 6PM and Strange Figurations featuring artist McArthur Freeman, distinguished local artist and faculty member at USF Tampa.

Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Brunch: Untold Stories
Jan 20 | 10:30 am | MSC Ballrooms (USF Tampa Campus) 

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Brunch. This year’s event uncovers the untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement and honors Dr. King’s legacy of service, featuring a keynote speech from Dr. Tangela Serls, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and reflections from the brothers of the Theta Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.