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Apopka's 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Remembering the Dreamer: Apopka's MLK Jr. Parade returns for its 15th year


The streets of Central Avenue, Marvin C. Zanders Avenue, and 13th Street are set to come alive with vibrant colors, rhythmic sounds of bands, and, first and foremost, unity as the 2024 MLK Parade prepares to sweep through Apopka.

This annual event, now in its 15th year, is dedicated to honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It stands as a testament to the enduring values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Apopka MLK Jr. Parade starts at 2 pm on Monday, January 15th. The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance is the organizer.

This year's parade theme is "Remembering the Dreamer!"

The route starts at the Apopka Community Center/VFW (519 South Central Avenue), turns left on Marvin C. Zanders Avenue, goes south to 13th Street, and ends at the John H. Bridges Community Center.

From the first float to the last note of the marching bands, the parade is a moving tribute to Dr. King's vision of a world where people of all backgrounds come together in mutual respect. Local schools, civic groups, elected officials, and businesses enthusiastically contribute to the parade, reflecting the community's commitment to fostering positive change.

The 2024 Apopka MLK Parade is not just an event; it's a communal expression of solidarity. It's unlike most parades because it primarily winds down a street lined with houses on both sides. Families line the streets, children wave flags, and neighbors join the festivities, creating an atmosphere of joy and camaraderie. Beyond the surface-level revelry, the parade provides a space for reflection on Dr. King's teachings, inspiring attendees to carry forward the torch of justice and equality.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Apopka MLK Jr. Parade, Apopka, South Apopka, Apopka Community Center/VFW, John Bridges Center


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