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.
3rd Street and 1st Avenue South, St. Pete, FL 33712
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!!
|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|
|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|
|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|
Our Corporate Sponsors and Community Partners are the big contributors in making this event successful. Please show your appreciation by supporting them.
We are glad you want to get involved! Please click on the appropriate link below to get you vendor or volunteer application.
Thank you for wanting to be a part of this Federal Holiday Parade! Please click the link below to get started.
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.
If you want to be a part of our parade, click below and submit your application now.
* Please get all applications by 12/30/2017
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Phone: (727) 321-7919
Visit Us: 833 22nd St South Suite A, St. Petersburg, FL 33712