MLK Jr. Day Events in Atlanta

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

MLK Day of Service. Honor Dr. King’s legacy through service initiatives around Atlanta and nationwide. Jan. 20.

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 20.

MLK Day 5K at 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. 20.

Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary. The commemorative service features tributes to the life and achievement of King from national and international leaders. Jan. 20.

MLK Museum Day at Atlanta History Center. Free admission and special programs to honor MLK. This year features a performance of “Walking Through the Valley” by Addae Moon. Jan. 20.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade/Peace March in Downtown McDonough. Honor MLK with a parade and peace march. Jan. 20.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Celebration includes MLK Day Readers Theater, MLK Day Music & Movement and MLK Day Storytime. Jan. 20.

Gwinnett County MLK Parade and Celebration on Lawrenceville Highway. Bands, community groups and more flow down the street to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with the themed “The Time is Always Right to do What is Right!” Jan. 20.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Art and Film Festival at City Springs. Interactive art projects, activity stations and a film celebrate, educate and share the teachings of King. Jan. 20.

MLK Day at Rich Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center. Presented by the Palefsky Collision Project, this staged reading explores challenging and uplifting letters to Dr. King. Jan. 20.

We Shall Overcome: Free MLK Jr. Day Tour at Oakland Cemetery. Visit historic Oakland Cemetery for the tour, “We Shall Overcome: African American Stories from Civil War to Civil Rights.” Jan. 20.

MLK Day Dinner & Celebration at Lynwood Park Community Center. Brookhaven’s annual MLK Day event and dinner honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 20.

MLK Jr. Holiday Dinner at Georgia World Congress Center. Celebrate the civil rights movement, hear the stories of the civil rights foot soldiers, enjoy food, listen to live music and more. Jan. 20.

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

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