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Special Events

2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program & Parade

2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

A Monday to Monday Celebration for MLK!
(January 10 – 17, 2022)

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Monday, January 10th, 2022
  • The lifting of Black History banners along MLK Blvd
Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
  • Story Time @ the Winter Haven Public Library

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
  • Day of Service @ Florence Villa CDC
Thursday, January 13th, 2022
  • Movie Screening @ The Ritz Theatre

The 2022 MLK Celebration Steering committee made up of local community members has selected the award-winning film, Selma, to screen for the entire Winter Haven community to enjoy. This captivating movie tells the story of Dr. Martine Luther King, Jr’s campaign to secure equal voting rights through a history-making march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Through the lens of director Ava DuVernay, this documentary film has sparked inspiration from multiple generations while highlighting how far our society has to go to achieve the vision of Dr. King. Concessions will be sold, and we will have a phenomenal moderator to help us facilitate thought-provoking conversations with participants. This event will take place at the Historic Ritz Theatre on Thursday, January 13th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, January 14th, 2022
  • Unity Luncheon @ Nora Mayo Hall
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony
Saturday, January 15th, 2022
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Please click the link below to volunteer for, participate in, or view additional information regarding the 2022 MLK Parade.

Sunday, January 16th, 2022
Monday, January 17th, 2022
  • Day of reflection and rest.

Thank you to our amazing community partners!