Parade Information

2016 PARADE INFORMATION
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Each participant should read the complete application regarding event details,
award categories, entry form and waiver information outlined in brief below.

The deadline for entry forms to be returned to The Committee is January 8th. Chosen participants will receive confirmation by January 11th. Applications can be returned either via fax (954-480-4393), e-mail (kwarren@deerfield-beach.com) or mail (City of Deerfield Beach c/o Parks and Recreation, 150 NE 2nd Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 - Attn: Special Events).

PARADE INFORMATION

Theme - MLK Day: "A Day On, Not A Day Off'

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Parade which will be held on Monday, January 18th. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is an exciting four day event from January 15th - 18th that will include a carnival and live music throughout the weekend, ending with an exciting parade and program celebrating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18th.
This year the parade will line up at the Cove Shopping Center (1580 SE 3rd Court); we ask that you check in at 8:30 AM. The parade will begin at 10:00 AM and will go west on Hillsboro Boulevard, south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, west on SW 2nd street, ending at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex (formerly known as Westside Park) (445 SW 2nd Street).

Following the parade there will be an awards ceremony at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex. Trophies will be given to the winner in each of the below listed categories. Be sure when filling out the application you list the category for which you wish to be considered. Judges will be located on the stage in the front parking lot of the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex facing Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. Please note, it is important for you to provide the names of those that you would like acknowledged by the emcee together with any other information about your entry should you be chosen as a winner.
PARADE CATEGORIES:
1. BEST THEME FLOAT 4. BEST YOUTH MARCHING GROUP
2. BEST OVERALL FLOAT 5. BEST CHURCH ENTRY
3. BEST BAND 6. JUDGES CHOICE

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If you would like to apply to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Parade please CLICK HERE to redeem your application.
We invite you to bring your family, friends and neighbors to join in the fun for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Parade as well as the multiple events taking place over the weekend at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex (445 SW 2nd Street)!

Should you have any other questions please feel free to contact the
Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.