January 15, 2018

MLK Dream Big Parade

Presented by Advantage Village Academy

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About Dream Big

Advantage Village Academy (AVA) is a 501c3 organization that began St. Pete’s 1st Inaugural Family Fun Day at Tropicana Field on January 15, 2016, as an effort to revitalize the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National holiday.

On January 15, 2018 AVA will host St. Petersburg's 33rd Annual MLK Dream Big Parade and Family Fun Day.

Make sure to come out for the parade and Family Fun day!!

About the Parade

This event will begin at 11am on 3rd Street and 1st Avenue South. The Parade will travel west to 16th street south, ending across the street from tropicana field.

Become a Participant
Get inspired by joining us at the 2018 parade!

Venue / Location Information on

Parade starts at 11:00am on 1/15/2018, 11am on 3rd Street and 1st Avenue South!
Parade Location

3rd Street and 1st Avenue South, St. Pete, FL 33712

Family Fun Day

Starts immediately following the Parade in Tropicana parking lots 6 & 7. There will be food, shopping, entertainment and fun!

Interested in more? Check out Agenda at a Glance!

To ensure you get a good spot on the parade route, we recommend you get there early!!

9 Expected People
7 Band Members
5 Speakers
6 Sponsors

Our Events At A Glance

Here is a general overview of our upcoming parade. Note: All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Big Parade

Monday, January 15th
11:00am MLK Parade, expanded collegiate line up to include:

Famu, South Carolina State University, Talladega, Ed Waters,Tuskegee

Jan 15th 11am on 3rd Street and 1st Avenue South, St. Pete, FL

Family Fun Day

Sunday, January 15th
After Parade With the support of the Tampa Bay Rays, this event will begin immediately following the Parade in Tropicana parking lots 6 & 7. There will be plenty of vendors to purchase your favorite foods or stylish outfits from. Not to mention free entertainment and fun for the entire family made possible by our generous sponsors. More importantly, our partnerships with Eckerd College, St. Petersburg College and University of South Florida St. Petersburg will be there to promote collegiate future opportunities and day of service programs. We hope this platform serves to educate others of benefits available to them and encourage them to pursue their dreams like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tropicana Field, 16th Street

Day 3: Master Classes

November 13th, 2017
07.00am Registration Desk Open. TECHSPO Hall
07.00am Continental Breakfast & Networking. TECHSPO Hall & Dining Room
08.30am Master Class 5. Auditorium
10.00am Refreshments & Networking Break. TECHSPO Hall
10.30am Master Class 6. Auditorium
12.00pm Networking Luncheon. TECHSPO Hall & Dining Room
01.00pm Master Class 7. Auditorium
02.30pm Refreshments & Networking Break. TECHSPO Hall
03.00pm Master Class 8. Auditorium
04.30pm Charter Bus Transport to Amsterdam Brewhouse On the Lake. Amsterdam BrewHouse On The Lake
05.00pm Farewell Cocktail Reception. Amsterdam BrewHouse On The Lake
08.00pm Charter Bus Transport to Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

Meet Our 2018 Sponsors

Our Corporate Sponsors and Community Partners are the big contributors in making this event successful. Please show your appreciation by supporting them.

Interested in being a Vendor? Vendor Sign-Up!

Register Your Day-of-Service Project

Register Your Day of Service Project

Participants, Vendors & Volunteers

We are glad you want to get involved! Please click on the appropriate link below to get you vendor or volunteer application.

Registration Open


Thank you for wanting to be a part of this Federal Holiday Parade! Please click the link below to get started.

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We can always use the help! Please click below to and fill out the application and get it back to us as soon as you can.

Volunteer 2018
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* Please get all applications by 12/30/2017

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Phone: (727) 321-7919

E-mail: advantagevillage@gmail.com

Visit Us: 833 22nd St South Suite A, St. Petersburg, FL 33712