2023 Atlanta MLK Day Events & Things To Do

Atlanta History Center

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these activities, events, and service projects planned throughout Atlanta.

King Holiday Observance at The King Center

Honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a commemorative service, a virtual youth reading, awards and more. Jan. 8-13.

MLK Days of Service in Atlanta

Help build Dr. King’s beloved community with Hands On Atlanta. Jan. 8-29.

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Explore the life and legacy of MLK with special activities, including storytimes, a birthday parade, watercolor portraits and more. Jan. 13-15.

MLK Day 5K: Let Freedom Ring at First Baptist Church of Doraville

Diverse groups in the community celebrate the holiday in the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood with fellowship and fitness. Jan. 15.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Day of Service at Acworth Community Center

Enjoy a community breakfast, Unity Walk and service project helping an organization in the community. Jan. 15.

Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade at Chapel Hill Middle School

This parade from NAACP DeKalb is themed around “Stop – Drop – Impact” and travels from Chapel Hill Middle School to Martin Luther King Jr. High School. Jan. 15.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2024 at Atlanta History Center

Commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with civil rights-themed trivia, crafts, kids’ activities, panel discussions and more. Jan. 15.

Gwinnett County MLK Parade at Gwinnett Justice & Administration Building

School bands, fraternities, sororities, community groups, businesses and citizens will celebrate the legacy of Dr. King at this parade. Jan. 15.

City of Dunwoody’s MLK Jr. Day of Service in Dunwoody

Volunteer opportunities across Dunwoody, including planting trees, cleaning up Brook Run Park, daffodil planting and more. Jan. 15.

Palefsky Collision Project MLK Day Performance

Young artists reimagine their summer performance, “Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard,” through the lens of letters to Dr. King. Jan. 15.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art & Film Celebration at Studio Theatre

Enjoy interactive art projects and a film to celebrate, educate and share the teachings of Dr. King. Jan. 15.

Free Entrance Days

Enjoy free admission at National Parks in honor of the day. Jan. 15.

Check with your local library for storytelling and special events to honor MLK.

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