MLK Day 5K

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

MLK Day of Service. Nationwide. Honor Dr. King’s legacy through service initiatives around Atlanta and Nationwide. Jan. 15.

MLK Park Day. Enjoy free entrance day at National Parks in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some local sites include Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Jan 15.

MLK Day 5K. Piedmont Park. Walkers and runners join together for a race through Piedmont Park. A drumline plays along the race. Ice skating session at Park Tavern rink included. Jan. 15. Music, 8 a.m. Line up, 8:45 a.m.

Commemorative Service. Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary. The commemorative service features tributes to the life and achievement of King from national and international leaders. Jan. 15. 10 a.m.

MLK Museum Day. Atlanta History Center. Free admission and special programs to honor MLK. This year features a film screening and conversation about “A Trek to the River’s Edge.” Jan. 15. 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade/Peace March. Downtown McDonough. Honor MLK with a parade and peace march. Jan. 15. 10 a.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Imaginator Jerry G. White recites Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous I Have a Dream speech, storytimes, and paper dove craft. Jan. 15. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Parade. Downtown Fayetteville. Honor Dr. King and enjoy a program following the parade. Jan. 15. 10:30 a.m.

Gwinnett County MLK Parade and Celebration. Lawrenceville Hwy. Bands, community groups and more flow down the street to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan 15. Ceremony, 11 a.m. Parade, 11:20 a.m.

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

2018 MLK Day Events in Atlanta
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