Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Commemorative Events, 2018

CommUNITY Breakfast

Friday, January 5, 2018, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Leesburg Community Center
109 E. Dixie Avenue, Leesburg

Kick-off this year’s festivities with community leaders & event sponsors as they celebrate and recognize the 2018 “Pioneers & Patriots” - individuals from Lake & Sumter counties who have done outstanding work in and for the surrounding communities.

Dare2Care Health Fair
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Leesburg Community Center
109 E. Dixie Avenue
Leesburg, Florida 34748

Medical personnel will be available of check for diabetes, and provide education regarding cancer prevention. Fun activities will be available for kids of all ages.

Ecumenical Service
Sunday, January 7, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Morrison United Methodist Church

1005 W. Main Street
Leesburg, Florida  34748

Parishioners from different religious denominations across Lake and Sumter counties will come together to commemorate the Dr. MLK holiday. An uplifting event including performances by choirs, soloists, praise dancers and youth groups. Come celebrated Dr. King’s religious roots.

14th Annual Student Literary Awards Ceremony
Friday, January 12, 2018, 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Everett Kelly Convocation Gymnasium , Lake-Sumter State College
9501 U.S. Hwy. 441, Leesburg 

Lake & Sumter middle school, high school, private/charter school, and college students will participate in this annual contest. Students compete in Essay, Oratorical, Art, and Skit/Theatrical, Multimedia/Music categories, receiving certificates, trophies, scholarships and cash prizes for their work. Come celebrate the academic and artistic talents of our youth.

11th Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Parade/March
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Main Street, Downtown Leesburg

A multicultural parade/march of floats, cars, motorcycles, bands, beauty queens, steppers, twirlers, armed services, & others. This parade/march is open to all with the goal of reinforcing the concepts and values of economic justice, peace, and respect for all cultures while honoring Dr. King’s memory and teachings.


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee of Lake & Sumter Counties
P.O. Box 492344 • Leesburg, FL 34749
Chair, Louis Ward
(352) 552-7540

Lake-Sumter State College
Claire Brady
VP Enrollment & Student Affairs,
Student Affairs

9501 U.S. Hwy. 441 • Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 435-6803

City of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department
1851 Griffin Road Leesburg, FL 34748
Program Supervisor, Travis Rima