Celebrate MLK Day in Orlando

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Martin Luther King Day is a great time to teach our kids about the history of our country as well as to celebrate our differences. There are events being held in different locales across Orlando. Here are some of our picks for events to attend.

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33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
The parade will feature local organizations, and small businesses, as well as top marching bands from around the country.
Location: Southwest Orlando Jaycees, Orange Avenue, Downtown Orlando
Date: January 14
Time: 10:00am

City of Kissimmee Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade & Festival
The parade will be held in historic downtown Kissimmee and features amazing floats, high school bands, dance teams, businesses, local churches, organizations, and youth groups.  The festival starts immediately after the parade ends and will feature a variety of vendors and musical performances.

Location: 201 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee
Date: January 14
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

40th Annual MLK Parade and Festivities
Eatonville is the oldest black town in the US today, making it an ideal place to take in a MLK parade. The parade will feature local bands, groups and teams.

Location: Town of Eatonville
Date: January 14
Time: 2:00pm

I Have a Dream
Kids, ages 6-12, can celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by making crafts inspired by their own dreams.

Dates: January 9-18
Location: Various branches of Orlando Public Library
Time: Varies by location

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Join the celebration of Martin Luther King Junior in Winter Garden. There will be activities held at the Orlando Magic Gym, including entertainment, speakers, vendors, kids’ activities more. A community march will also be held starting at East Bay Street and going to the Orlando Magic Gym. To participate in the March, please meet at 118 E. Bay Street at 12:30pm.

Location: Orlando Magic Gym, 309 S. West Crown Point Road, Winter Garden
Date: January 14
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm


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