Residents on both sides of Tampa Bay can celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with parades in St. Petersburg and Tampa.
A busy weekend of events in St. Petersburg culminates in the National MLK Drum Major for Justice parade at 11. The parade begins at Third Avenue South and Dr. Martin Luther King Street, proceeds north to Central Avenue, east to Bayshore Drive NE, and north to Fifth Avenue NE, disbanding at Vinoy Park. The Tampa parade begins at noon. The procession starts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near North 15th Street, heads east, then north on North 22nd Street.