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City of Tallahassee postpones ‘reverse-style’ MLK Day parade due to weather concerns

Posted at 12:03 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 12:03:32-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — For the second time in a row, the City of Tallahassee has postponed its inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade.

City officials made the announcement of their decision Friday afternoon.

"With the safety of the community in mind, the MLK parade previously planned for tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 6, in downtown Tallahassee has been postponed due to the current forecast for consistent, heavy rain," city officials wrote in a statement.

The new date for the event will be announced as details are finalized.

The parade, previously scheduled for Jan. 18, was set to be a drive-thru event in downtown Tallahassee where floats would be stationary along either side of Monroe Street.

The parade would have also been the first time the City of Tallahassee has hosted a parade to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.