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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

Join in the festivities of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Weekend.  The festivities begin Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and continue Monday, January 20 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex Baseball Field, 445 SW 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach.

Each registered praise group will have 15 minutes to perform their best songs. The judges will decide the winners in the adult and youth categories. Come see who will go home with the traveling trophy and the $1,000 prize for the first-place winner of the adult competition, and $300 prize for the youth competition! (Limited to 8 entries, first come, first serve basis.) The winning praise group is required to be available to perform, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” at the Dr. King Ceremony on Monday, January 20 at 2:30 PM.

Don’t forget to bring the family out to cheer on our 2020 MLK Parade participants on Monday, January 20 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. This year the parade will begin at St. Ambrose Church (380 Federal Hwy) and will go north on US-1 for 0.4 miles and turn left onto E Hillsboro Blvd for 1.1 miles, the parade will then turn left onto SW 3rd Ave/SW Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave for 0.2 miles and conclude at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex (445 SW 2nd St). All are welcome to follow the parade to the OMRC baseball fields to enjoy free snow cones & cotton candy, bounce houses, great local food and free entertainment until 6:00 PM.

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

MLK Parade

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Battle of the Bands Competition

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Awards Ceremony

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Keynote Speaker Senator Perry E. Thurston Jr.

2:45 PM – 6:00 PM


Above times are subject to change without advance notice.

For additional information or if you would like to participate please visit or call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429.

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