City of Tampa’s Martin Luther King Parade

City of Tampa’s Martin Luther King Parade


The Dr Martin Luther King Parade Foundation cordially invites you to participate in the Annual Martin Luther King Parade in Tampa, FL. Participating in the event is not only great fun but it also provides you with an excellent way to promote your organization or business at minimal cost. Entries are limited, so please note the application deadline, and submit your application with required attachments, as early as possible.

All motorized and/or trailer vehicles must be insured to participate in parade. Equestrian units must be accompanied by a cleanup crew. Floats and large specialty vehicles must be accompanied by a Safety Monitor to ensure clearance around the vehicle.

Important Application Dates!!!


Early entry deadline – December 21 (submit entry fee and if applicable, accompanying documents)

 Late entry period – December 22 thru December 31 (submit entry fee plus $50 and if applicable, accompanying documents)


After December 31… parade entry CLOSED


On behalf of the Parade Foundation, we look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest and participation in the Martin Luther King Day Parade. For questions, please visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” tab, call directly @ 813-803-8060, or e-mail us at

Our mailing address is Dr Martin Luther King Parade Foundation, 5508 N 50th St., Suite 28, Tampa, FL 33610. Applications will be processed and given position numbers as they are received. Parade officials reserve the right to adjust the parade lineup as the need arises.