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Special Events

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program & Parade

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

A Monday to Monday Celebration for MLK!
(January 9 – 16, 2023)

Monday, January 9th, 2023
  • Presentation to City Commission in recognizing the legacy of MLK Jr.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
  • Story Time @ the Winter Haven Recreation Center

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023
  • Importance of Service @ Winter Haven Recreation Center
Thursday, January 12th, 2023
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony @ MLK Park
  • Movie Screening @ The Ritz Theatre

The 2023 MLK Celebration Steering committee made up of local community members has selected the award-winning film, 42, to screen for the entire Winter Haven community to enjoy. 42 is a movie starring the late Chadwick Boseman which depicts MLB legend, Jackie Robinson, who was the first black athlete to play in the MLB and his early career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. 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 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, January 13th, 2023
  • Unity Luncheon @ Nora Mayo Hall
Saturday, January 14th, 2023
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Please click the link below to volunteer for, participate in, or view additional information regarding the 2023 MLK Parade.

Thank you to our amazing community partners!