(2023) Atlanta MLK Day Events & Things To Do
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these activities, events, and service projects planned throughout Atlanta.
Help build Dr. King’s beloved community with Hands On Atlanta. Jan. 11-16.
Explore the life and legacy of MLK with activities on the stage, at the science bar and in the creativity café. Jan. 14-16.
Enjoy drumlines, high energy routines, marching bands and more from six historically black colleges and universities from across America. Jan. 15.
Commemorate the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with civil rights-themed trivia, crafts, choir performances, a Freedom Rider simulation on an authentic 1952 Greyhound bus and more. Jan. 16.
This 5K walk/run features a 3.1-mile drumline all along the race course. Jan. 16.
The theme for this parade is “Why We Can’t Wait” and is hosted by the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County. Jan. 16.
This celebration features a breakfast, Unity Walk, a program honoring Dr. King and a service project. Jan. 16.
Volunteer opportunities across Dunwoody, including planting trees, cleaning up Brook Run Park, daffodil planting and more. Jan. 16.
Honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a commemorative service. Jan. 16.
This family-friendly event features interactive art projects and a film designed to celebrate, educate and share the teachings of Dr. King. Jan. 16.
Watch the themed “Sound the Alarm” 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. Jan. 16.
This celebration will feature entertainment, dramatic readings, dance, musical performances and the presentation of the “Living the Dream” award from the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and the Cobb County Government. Jan. 16.
Presented by the Palefsky Collision Project, this staged reading honors Martin Luther King Jr. with a reimagined performance of “Everybody Has a Heartache: What We Don’t Know” from young artists. Jan. 16.
Honor Dr. King’s legacy through service initiatives around Atlanta and nationwide with AmeriCorps. Jan. 16.
Enjoy a free entrance day at a National Park in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 16.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King with this musical tribute from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Georgetown University. Jan. 16.
Check with your local library for storytelling and special events to honor MLK.