Special Events

CANCELED: MLK Day Parade & Unity Day Festival

Due to repeated, forecasted inclement weather, the Haines City Northeast Revitalization Group has canceled the annual Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day Parade and Unity Day Festival, which were both rescheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 am.

For questions please contact the Event Chair, Sameka Atkins, by phone at (863) 852-5160 or email at
samekatkins@gmail.com, or Lt. Keva Harris at (863) 557-2281.

Ribs on the Ridge 2017

Flyer 8.5x11

Haines City’s 9th annual BBQ competition sanctioned by Florida BBQ Association. Ribs on the Ridge draws barbecue teams from across Florida and then nation. Professional and amateur teams compete for cash prizes, trophies, and bragging rights. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the event. Admission is FREE.

Whether you are a backyard cook, a professional or would just like to enjoy good barbecue, Ribs on the Ridge is a can’t miss event!

Ribs on the Ridge 2017 – Cook Team Application (Fillable)

Ribs on the Ridge 2017 – Judge Application (Fillable)

Ribs on the Ridge 2017 – Vendor Application (Fillable)

NOTE: If you are a BBQ Competition Team that wants to vend, please fill out the Cook Team Application ONLY. You do not need to fill out the Vendor Application.