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Family-Friendly Martin Luther King Day Events in Tampa Bay


MLK, Jr. Day at Great Explorations Children’s Museum  |  10:00am-3:00pm

Stop by the St. Petersburg children’s museum and celebrate the life, words and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Children can make a necklace in tribute and build a peace and equality collage. Day will also include “I Have a Dream” paper dolls, a dream chain throughout the museum and an inspiring storytime. All activities are included in admission.

MLK Day at Glazer Children’s Museum  |  10:00am-5:00pm

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with GCM with activities like I Have a Dream or come try our tasty treats like Georgia Smoothies.

Dr. Martin Luther King Day Parade in Tampa  |  12:00pm-3:30pm

Join thousands of people to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr during the 28th annual City of Tampa Martin Luther King Day Parade. The parade steps off at Cuscaden Park in East Tampa and ends at Middleton High School. Check out the parade route here to find the best viewing location for your family!

2017 MLK Dream Big Celebration and Parade in St. Petersburg |  11:00am-8:00pm

Be a part of the 32nd annual MLK Dream Big Parade in St. Petersburg and then continue the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life and legacy during the Family Fun Day from 2:30pm-8:00pm. The parade steps off near the St. Pete Pier, heading west of Central Avenue South on MLK Street West and then onto 1st Avenue South to 16th Street where it will end across the street from Tropicana Field. This year features a new parade route to allow you to fully enjoy all of the day’s events and activities. Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston is this year’s grand marshal. The marching bands from Florida A&M and Tuskegee University will be taking part in this year’s parade! The celebration continues from 2:30pm-8:00pm with Family Fun Day at Tropicana Field Lots 6&7!


Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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