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2014 Martin Luther King Parade


2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

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The City of Lakeland Staff and  Parade Committee would like to invite your organization to participate in the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Parade on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm. 
 Invite Letter

The parade will begin at 14th Street and Kathleen Rd, ending on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and 2nd Street.   2014 MLK Parade Map


Entries are limited, so submit your application early. Application Narrative  The entry fee for parade units is $20.00 if paid by December 13, 2013.  No applications will be accepted after December 13, 2013. 

Review the application forms carefully and complete ALL requested information.  Return the application and other information along with your entry fees to:  City of Lakeland, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801.

Please review the  Application Specs  regarding parade float entries. This document includes description of types of floats and general information including participant rules. 

There will be a Parade Interest Meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2014 at 6:00p.m. at Coleman-Bush Building, 1104 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue.