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MLK event in Deerfield

Go to a parade. Participate in a festival. Broward offers varied events for the Martin Luther King  holiday.

The federal holiday emphasizes social and political freedom and equality. It  recognizes the accomplishments and values of King, who promoted peaceful  advocacy for social justice.

Here are some of the Broward events to honor Rev. King in 2024.


Live music

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, January 12, at ArtsPark at Federal Highway and Hollywood Boulevard. The event features local performers 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the popular Valerie Tyson band at 8 p.m., with free entry. Parking on streets  is $1.50 per hour. Garage Parking is $1 per hour. 

Garage locations are:

  •  251 S. 20th Ave., between Harrison and Van Buren streets
  •  251 N. 19th Ave., between Tyler and Polk streets

Parking information is online

Fun Day

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday  January 13, the Fun Day includes bounce houses, entertainment and food for purchase at the MLK recreation building. The address is 2400 Charleston Street, Hollywood 33020.


Parade and Fest

The parade is 9 a.m. Monday, January 15, from Ely High School, 1201 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano 33060, to Moore Park.

The fest is 11:30 a.m. January 15 at the park, 901 NW 10th St, Pompano Beach 33060. The festival includes a kids' area, live music and food for purchase.

Fort Lauderdale

Parade and festival

Photo/Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation

The parade is 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 15, from Sistrunk Boulevard and Northwest Fifth Avenue, west on Sistrunk Boulevard,  north on Northwest 15th Avenue. The parade includes bands from local schools, entertainment and floats.

A festival is after the parade until 3 p.m. at Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. 

Gospel Extravaganza 

Gospel, Hip Hop and other entertainment is featured at Gospel Extravaganza from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, January 20, at Lincoln Park,  600 NW 19th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. The event includes dance performances, a game truck, games, bounce houses and free popcorn. For information, call 954-828-7275.

Deerfield Beach

MLK Parade and Event January 15 at McKeithen recreational building, 445 SW 2nd St., Deerfield Beach.

Event is 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and includes speakers, live entertainment and food.


Family Fun Day and Health Resource Fair is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, January 13, with free entry. The event includes food trucks, live entertainment, inflatables, and games. 

Entertainment includes:

  • National Anthem by vocalist Zipporah Hayes
  • E.J. & Company

The event is at Tamarac Park, 7501 N. University Drive.

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