Parade Registration Information

MLK Holiday Parade

“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”
Monday, January 19, 2015
10:00 AM
Federal Reserve Bank to Metropolitan Park

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc., of Jacksonville, Florida will start 2015 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.

Parade Route

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 19, 2015 in the vicinity of the Federal Reserve Bank on Water Street.

Click to view map of MLK Parade Staging Area

Parade Entry

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.

Fee Schedule

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

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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.

Business Participation

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 has been extended to Saturday, January 11, 2014.

How To Register

We humbly request that you to submit your registration and the required parade entry fee as soon as possible either on-line or to us at:

MLK Memorial Foundation
101 E. Union Street Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Checks or money orders should be made out to MLK 2015.

Parade Viewing At-Home

The MLK Holiday Grand Parade will be streamed on digital channels on Monday, January 19, 2015.

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