42nd Annual Tulsa MLK Parade

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Parade Details

42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade

THEME: Standing Strong:  For Justice, Truth, and Freedom”

Monday, January 18, 2021 – 11:00 A.M.

Detroit Ave. & John Hope Franklin Blvd.

The intent of the MLK Day Parade is for participants of all ages to have fun, remember Dr. King’s legacy and how they can be a part of keeping his dream alive.  The floats and various entries should convey the theme and be appropriate for viewing by children and adults. Parade Marshals, Security Personnel and Super Volunteers will be posted along the parade route to ensure the safety of the parade participants and guests as well as ensure consistent spacing between units.

DUE TO COVID-19 and for the Welfare of the Parade Participants,

ONLY FLOAT & VEHICLE ENTRIES will be included in the 2021 MLK Parade. 

Bands, Precision Drill Teams and Walkers will not participate this year.

Event Schedule

7:00 am to 10:00 am- Check-in/Pick-up Numbers (Command Tent - MLK & John Hope Franklin)

8:30 am - Parade Judging Begins

11:00 am - Parade Begins

Be a Volunteer on
Parade Day!

Volunteer to help at the 42nd Annual MLK Jr. Commemorative Celebrations & Parade. Email us for more info at mlktulsa@gmail.com

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Entry Fees

Non-Profit*

Early Bird (Deadline  October 30)                                            $65       

Regular Registration (Deadline November 30)                        $75       

Late Registration (Deadline December 31)                              $125

*Car clubs: use non-profit rate plus add an additional charge of $10 per vehicle. Max of 10 per group.*

Small Businesses             

Early Bird (Deadline  October 30)                                          $140     

Regular Registration (Deadline November 30)                      $150     

Late Registration (Deadline December 31)                           $200

Corporate          

Early Bird (Deadline  October 30)                                         $290     

Regular Registration (Deadline November 30)                     $300     

Late Registration (Deadline December 31)                          $350

**ONLY FLOAT and VEHICLE ENTRIES**

NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 31ST

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Sponsorship Packages

2021 MLK COMMEMORATION SOCIETY CELEBRATION SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

MLK LEGACY SPONSOR LEVEL - $5000

  • Platinum Celebration sponsor will be recognized at the Commemorative Service and Student Award Assembly

  • $1,500 donated to the MLK Scholarship Fund on behalf of your organization, company or individual

  • Entry in 2021 Parade

  • Full page ad with premium placement in official event program booklet

  • Year-round presence on MLKTULSA.com website

  • Recognition in parade program, news and social media releases

  • Invitation to Sponsor reception

SERVANT LEADER LEVEL - $3,500

  • Official Celebration sponsor will be recognized at Student Award Assembly

  • $1,000 donated to the MLK Scholarship Fund on behalf of your organization, company or individual

  • Entry in 2021 Parade

  • Full page ad with premium placement in official event program booklet

  • Year-round presence on MLKTULSA.com website

  • Invitation to Sponsor reception

 

CHANGE MAKER LEVEL – $2,500

  • $750 donated to the MLK Scholarship Fund on behalf of your organization, company or individual

  • Title Sponsor for a special designated event will be recognized at Student Award Assembly

  • Entry in the 2021 Parade

  • Full page ad with premium placement in official event program booklet

  • Year-round presence on MLKTULSA.com website

  • Invitation to Sponsor reception

 

DREAM KEEPER LEVEL – $2,000

  • $500 donated to the MLK Scholarship Fund on behalf of your organization, company or individual

  • Entry in 2021 Parade

  • Half page ad with premium placement in official event program booklet

  • Year-round presence on MLKTULSA.com website

  • Invitation to Sponsor reception

DRUM MAJOR FOR JUSTICE LEVEL – $1,500

  • $375 donated to the MLK Scholarship Fund on behalf of your organization, company or individual

  • Entry in the 2021 Parade

  • Half page ad with premium placement in official event program booklet

  • Year-round presence on MLKTULSA.com website

  • Invitation to Sponsor reception

 

MOUNTAIN OF HOPE LEVEL – $1,000

  • $250 donated to the MLK Scholarship Fund on behalf of your organization, company or individual

  • Entry in the 2021 Parade

  • Half page ad with premium placement in official event program booklet

  • Year-round presence on MLKTULSA.com website

  • Invitation to Sponsor reception

BELOVED COMMUNITY LEVEL – $500

  • $75 donated to the MLK Scholarship Fund on behalf of your organization, company or individual

  • Entry in 2021 MLK Parade

  • Half page ad with premium placement in official event program booklet

  • Year-round presence on MLKTULSA.com

  • Invitation to Sponsor reception


SCHOLARSHIP/PATRON DONATIONS:

You may make a tax-deductible donation to the MLK Scholarship Fund or the Celebration without participating in the parade. Any amount will be greatly appreciated! Donations of $25 or more will receive a special letter of appreciation.

 

Note: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society has provided direct programming, leadership development, civic engagement and opportunities for artistic expression for more than 20,000 boys and girls across the city of Tulsa, Tulsa County and the surrounding areas since it was founded in 1978. The Society has awarded $91,000 in scholarships over the past three decades to local high school graduates aspiring to achieve Dr. King’s dream.

 

For more information or inquiries, please call 918.492.9495, leave your name, phone number, and a brief message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. You can also email us at mlktulsa@gmail.com.

© 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Commemoration Society, Inc.