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2023 Downtown Orlando MLK Holiday Parade (Saturday, January 14, 2023)

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Southwest Orlando Jaycees invites you to participate in the 39th Annual Downtown Orlando MLK Holiday Parade on Saturday, January 14th!


To The Central Florida Community:

The Southwest Orlando Jaycees cordially invites you to participate in the 39th Annual Downtown Orlando Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 10:00AM.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an integral part of the Civil Rights Movement which laid the foundation for the equality of treatment and opportunity enjoyed in America and around the world today. The theme for the 2023 parade celebration is “It Starts with Me: Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Break the Cycle of Injustice.”

In remembrance of Dr. King’s life and legacy we are soliciting a record number of participants for the Holiday Parade.  This year we expect an estimated 8,000 spectators at the parade.  We are hopeful that the 2023 parade and celebration will remind our attendees “the most precious gifts in life––like children and love and time––must never be taken for granted.”

Participating in the event is not only fun but it also provides you with an excellent way to market your organization or business while celebrating a remarkable legacy of courage and unity in our community. We are asking all participants to embrace this year’s theme in their submissions. Because we all enjoy an eventful parade we are encouraging decorative floats and discouraging a traditional motorcade for this year’s parade.  

On behalf of the Southwest Orlando Jaycees Parade Committee, we look forward to receiving your 2023 parade registration and thank you for your interest and participation. The registration fee is $150 for all single-entry units and $35 for every additional motorized vehicle included in the entry {this does not apply to car/motorcycle clubs}. 

At least one representative from each parade entry must attend the mandatory meeting for parade participants on January 10, 2023 from 6pm-7pm at the L. Claudia Allen Senior Center located at 1840 Mable Butler Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805. This meeting will provide you with judging criteria, line-up instructions, line-up number, maps parking instructions, and all other pertinent event details.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact us via email at [email protected].  Thanks in advance for your support and we look forward to working with you.


Dana Mackey

President, Southwest Orlando Jaycees

Chair, Downtown Orlando MLK Parade Committee


Downtown Orlando Courthouse to Lake Eola Park
425 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States


Southwest Orlando Jaycees