Marching for Martin

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For the past 75 years, the City of Deerfield Beach has been a community full of traditions and celebrations. From the Fourth of July festivities on the beach, to the Founders Day parade, Deerfield Beach has shown its customs throughout the years.

To kick-start the New Year, the city will be hosting a parade to honor Martin Luther King Jr.; one of the most iconic leaders in the Civil Rights Movement who helped in the fight to end segregation in the southern states. Fifteen years after his death, former President Ronald Reagan declared Dr. King’s birthday a national holiday.

To honor this day the city does a parade that will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 16th that will line up at the Cove Shopping Center. The March for Martin will head west on Hillsboro Boulevard having much to see including a performance from the Marching Bucks. The parade will end at Overta Mckeithen Recreational Center, formally known as West Side Park with a lot more city events included on the city’s website.

Visit the links below to fill out the application needed to join the parade or for more information regarding the Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations.