Parade Day Information
MLK Holiday Parade
“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”
Monday, January 20, 2014
Federal Reserve Bank to Metropolitan Park
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc., of Jacksonville, Florida will start 2014 with a full weekend of MLK Holiday Celebration activities. The MLK Parade and the accompanying citywide activities are planned as acts of joy, contemplation, reflection, introspection, and celebration.
The parade will follow its usual route: Water Street East to Independent Drive (past the Jacksonville Landing) to Newnan Street. Then North to Bay Street. Bay Street East (past JSO Building) to Gator Bowl Way. The parade will end on at the Metropolitan Park (Everbank Field).
Parade Staging Area
We will begin staging the MLK Parade at 7:00a, Monday, January 20, 2014 in the vicinity of the Federal Reserve Bank on Water Street.
All entries, with the exception of public/private schools must submit, along with their application, a non-refundable Parade Entry Fee. Please note fee schedule below.
|School Groups||Exempt||School Groups||Exempt|
|Non-Business Walking Only||$50||Business Walking Only||$75|
|Non-Business Vehicle Only||$50||Business Vehicle Only||$100|
|Non-Business Walking w/Vehicle||$60||Business Walking w/Vehicle||$150|
|Non-Business Walking w/2 Vehicles||$70||Business Walking w/2 Vehicles||$150|
|Non-Business Walking w/3 Vehicles||$80||Business Walking w/3 Vehicles||$150|
|Non-Business Walking w/4 Vehicles||$90||Business Walking w/4 Vehicles||$200|
|Non-Business Float||$100||Business Float||$200|
|Motorcycle Group (Up to 10 Bikes)||$100||Motorcycle Group (1Up to 30 Bikes)||$200|
|Motorcycle Group (Up to 25 Bikes)||$175|
Net proceeds will fund future MLK Holiday Celebration activities including MLK Scholarship Awards to attend Edward Waters College and Florida State College at Jacksonville. Also, we will defray expenses of parade participating marching bands.
Participating in the parade is one manner in which we pay homage to the proud legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and it also provides businesses and organizations with an excellent way to promote themselves, and to gain low-cost visibility.
For the first time in our history of hosting the MLK Parade in Jacksonville, entries will be limited, therefore, please note the application deadline date of December 21, 2013.
Parade Rules & Participation
All parade participants are expected to observe and follow the following rules for participation:
How To Register
MLK Memorial Foundation
101 E. Union Street Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Checks or money orders should be made out to MLK 2014.
Parade Viewing At-Home
The MLK Holiday Grand Parade will be streamed on digital channels on Monday, January 20, 2014.