The City of Deerfield Beach is excited to announce the list of events planned for the very special birthday celebration of great Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK Parade, Saturday, January 19, 2019
We invite all parade enthusiasts to our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, starting at 10:00 AM from Pioneer Park, located at 222 NE 2 Avenue to Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex located at 445 SW 2 Street. Parade applications are now available on our website at www.dfb.city/mlk. Come and showcase your business, service organization, band, or even your own creativity with the best float!
This year the fun won’t stop with just our "Battle of the Bands!" We are very excited to announce that we have added a "Battle of the Lines" drumline competition at the end of the Parade as well. The drumline competition will take place at the Family Fun Day Picnic that starts at 12:00 PM at the Wardell Chance Memorial Football Field, located at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex. Make sure to bring out the family to enjoy fun games, inflatables slides, free snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, and great entertainment.
Choir Competition, Sunday, January 20, 2019
Sunday, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, the City will host its third annual Choir Competition at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, inside the Dr. Leo J. Robb Gymnasium. Choir competition applications are available for all participants on our website at www.dfb.city/mlk. Each choir will be given 15 minutes to perform their best songs. Judges will decide who gets to go home with the traveling trophy and the $1,000 cash prize for the first-place winner, and the second-place winner will receive a $500 cash prize.
MLK Ceremony & Beautification Project, Monday, January 21, 2019
We will start on Monday with our annual MLK Ceremony at 9:00 AM at the Dr. Leo J. Robb Gymnasium located at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and in honor of his legacy, we will march together as a community from Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex to the Pastor Willie James Ford, Sr. Linear Park, located at 500 SW 10 Street. Once there, we will plant new trees, flowers, and hedges along the park, beautifying the grounds. The community is invited to join the City, local pastors, and service organizations in this Day of Service. Volunteer applications are available for all participants on our website at www.dfb.city/mlk.
For additional information or if you would like to participate, please visit www.dfb.city/mlk or call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.