City of Ocoee to celebrate 15th annual MLK Day Parade and Celebration

This will be the first time the parade will be held since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020.

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The City of Ocoee will host its 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Parade and Celebration at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16. 

According to a press release, the route of the parade will start at Citrus Elementary School at 87 North Clarke Road and will end at the parking lot of the West Oaks Mall on Clark Road. 

There will also be a post-parade celebration at 11 a.m. at the West Oaks Mall food court where the 4 p.m. WFTV-Channel 9's newscast anchor Daralene Jones will address the audience alongside Greg Warmoth. Jones also is an "Emmy award-winning investigative reporter who contributes to the Channel 9 Investigates team, focusing on in-depth reports," the agenda read. 

Allie Braswell from Braswell Management, LLC will act as the master of the ceremony at the MLK celebration after the parade. Those in attendance will be able to enjoy a presentation of colors by the Ocoee High School JROTC and the singing of the National Anthem by sixth-grader Hailey Smith who also was last year's City of Ocoee Black History Month Essay Contest and will recite her award-winning essay. 

For more information visit or contact (407) 905-3100.



Andrea Mujica

Staff writer Andrea Mujica covers sports, news and features. She holds both a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. When she’s not on the sidelines, you can find Andrea coaching rowers at the Orlando Area Rowing Society in Windermere.

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