CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Events are being held across Southwest Florida to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The first celebration took place Monday morning at Oasis Charter High School where the city recognized students who wrote essays about freedom.
A parade to remember the late civil rights leader started at 9 a.m. in Punta Gorda.
Fort Myers annual MLK parade starts at 10 a.m.at the Dunbar Jupiter Hamman Library and takes participants down King Boulevard to Centennial Park for a day of speeches and entertainment.
Collier County's MLK Parade and Celebration begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of Broad Avenue South and Third Street South in downtown Naples and concludes with a celebration kicking off at noon in Cambier Park.