MLK Jr. Day Events in Atlanta

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

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

The King Center’s King Holiday Observance Week

This week-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy includes a virtual book reading and puppet show, a commemorative service, nonviolence training and more. Jan. 12-18.

NAACP’s MLK Celebration in McDonough

Honor MLK with a virtual prayer experience and a parade. Jan. 16-18.

MLK Day of Service

Honor Dr. King’s legacy through service initiatives around Atlanta and nationwide. Jan. 18.

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 18.

MLK Day 5K at Stone Mountain Park

Walkers and runners join together for a race with an accompanying drumline. Jan. 18.

Acworth’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Celebration

Take a unity walk, listen to a celebration program, and volunteer your time or resources in honor of MLK. Jan. 18.

MLK Museum Day at Atlanta History Center

Special virtual programs to honor MLK. Jan. 18.

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

Explore the life and legacy of MLK with themed activities. Jan. 18.

MLK Day Performance & Talk Back from Woodruff Arts Center

Presented by the Palefsky Collision Project, this staged reading honors Martin Luther King Jr. and all civil rights activists. Jan. 18.

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. 18.

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

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