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The National MLK DRUM MAJOR for JUSTICE PARADE was started in 1985 and has grown steady every year.  It is recognized as the largest MLK Parade Celebration in the South Eastern United States.  The Parade consistently has garnered 100,000 spectators annually and has over 125 entrants, marching bands, floats and many other types of entrants.  The Parade is approximately 2.5 miles and travels thru the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, starting at the Tropicana Field  and ends at Vinoy Park.

The MLK Parade Vendor boundaries within which the special event declaration is to be effective are two blocks on either side of the Parade route beginning at Third Ave and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. South, proceeding north to Central Ave and then east on Central Ave to Bayshore Drive, north to Fifth Ave Northeast, east to Bayshore Drive Northeast, then to 7th Ave Northeast and two blocks in all directions from each terminus of the Parade route, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MLK Holiday & Legacy Association issues a one day special permit to each fee paying vendor along the parade route.  The Permit shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the parade. Vendor Coordinator: Ariel Business Group, Inc. There is a fee for all vending opportunities.  You must be a paid vendor in order to vend along parade route.As a reminder, all vendor fees are non-refundable. Vendors must sign the MLK Holiday & Legacy Association (MLKHLA) “Acts of God” Liability Release Agreement in order to participate.

For Vending Information and Application, Please click: Vendor Info

“This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment by all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at (727) 327-0085 or City of St Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727) 893-7345 or (727) 892-5259 TDD/TTY”

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