​​​​​​The MLK Memorial Foundation cordially invites you to participate in the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2017. The Jacksonville, Florida, parade has continued to grow since its inception in 1980. Consistent with last year, the parade will begin at Everbank Stadium Parking Lot "J" and proceed to the Jacksonville Landing. Upon arrival, we will convene at the Landing for our MLK Program, workshops, vendors, social and business organizations, and an array of vendors. Entries will be limited for the 2017 parade, so please note the application deadline date (December 23, 2016) and submit your on-line or mailed application as early as possible.

Participating in the MLK Holiday Grand Parade and Celebration (entrant, onlooker, sponsor, etc.) are various ways in which we pay homage to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Additionally, it also provides businesses and other organizations with an excellent way to promote themselves, and to gain low-cost visibility. Checks or money orders should be made out to MLK 2017. We humbly request that you 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, Florida 32202

Please note the Parade Instructions page for changes in the 2017 process. Applications will be processed and given position numbers as they are received. The parade lineup will be published prior to the MANDATORY MEETING of Saturday, January 7, 2017, to be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

Parade Entry Deadline: Friday, December 23, 2016

On behalf of the MLK Memorial Foundation, we look forward to receiving your parade application and thank you for your continued interest and participation in the MLK Holiday Grand Parade and Celebration in Jacksonville, Florida. For questions concerning parade participation, please contact Gary Thomas (904) 463-2425 or Darlene Neal (904) 699-4089.

Net proceeds will fund Dr. Martin Luther KIng, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Incorporated, activities including MLK Scholarship Awards and SAT Prep Courses for local high school seniors. Also, when possible, we will defray transportation expenses of participating marching middle/high school bands.

Non-Business Walking Only$  70Business Walking Only$   85
Non-Business w/1 Auto
$  80Business w/1 Auto
$ 100
Non-Business w/2 Autos
$  90Business w/2 Autos
$ 150
Non-Business w/3 Autos
$125Business w/3 Autos
$ 175
Non-Business w/4 Autos
$150Business w/4 Autos
$ 200
Non-Business Additional Auto
$  20Business Additional Auto
$   30
Non-Business Float (each)
$200Business Float (each)
$ 300
Motorcycles (Each)$ 15Motorcycles (w/Vehicle)$ 300
Other  Combinations Negotiable




Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc.