Celebrate your three day weekend by honoring the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! We have rounded up a family friendly list of events from DC, Baltimore and Philly ! Enjoy!
Let Freedom Ring!
Where: Kennedy Center
When: January 15, 6pm
The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the free, ticketed musical tribute Let Freedom Ring! The annual program, part of the free daily performance series on the Millennium Stage, features Grammy® and Tony®–nominated performer Vanessa Williams and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr.
Where: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
When: January 13- 15th
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with uplifting community art activities.
MLK Peace Walk
Where: Start at 2500 MLK Avenue, SE; and end at MLK Ave & Good Hope Road, SE.
When: January 15
The Peace Walk & Parade will commence at 11:00 am on Monday, January 15th
Start at MLK Avenue & Good Hope Road, SE. near the Anacostia Park entrance; and continue along MLK Avenue to the Barry Farm Recreation & Aquatics Center, at 1230 Sumner Road, SE, where the MLK Holiday DC Health & Community Fair will be underway.
When: Jan 15, 2018 /12pm
The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade symbolizes the need to continue Dr. King’s work and reinforces the idea reflected in his words, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Those who believe in Dr. King’s message are considered members of the Coalition for Peace and are invited to join the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Parade every year.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Where: National Mall / Downtown Washington DC
When: January 15 (and ongoing)
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial. The memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice.
MLK Dare to Dream Day
Where: American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore, MD
When: January 15, 10am -6pm
Celebrate the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America’s history. Join the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore for free admission, workshops, birthday cake, and special performances at this FREE, fun-filled day!
I Have a Dream Weekend Celebration
Where: Port Discovery | Baltimore, MD
When: January 13-15
Admission: $15.95/ages 2 & up
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy through hands-on educational activities exploring African-American history and heritage during Port Discovery’s “I Have a Dream Weekend.” Join in a variety of interactive programs designed to educate, inspire and help children of all ages to understand the impact Martin Luther King, Jr. made on America and the world throughout the weekend, with activities taking place Saturday, January 13th from 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday, January 14th from Noon-5 PM, and Monday, January 15th from 10 AM-5 PM.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture | Baltimore, MD
When: January 15 at noon
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with activities throughout the day. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture is offering live performances, discussions, films and crafts that reflect on the work of the Civil Rights Leader. A concert, “Man of Peace: The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.” features choral presentations and spoken word set to chamber music written by composer Benny Russell and performed by Peabody’s Tuned In Orchestra. Many additional programs are offered. This special program is offered for a reduced admission of $5 and requires an RSVP to 443-263-1800.
Starts from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street
When: January 15 at noon
Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts celebrates the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The parade commemorates the life of civil rights leader and icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at noon. More than 70 groups participate in the parade including high school and community bands, honor/color guards, equestrian units, fraternities & sororities, lively dance squads and civic organizations.
The parade steps off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street. Spectators are invited to view the parade from along the route or near the reviewing stand at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Franklin Street.
Where: 701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
When: January 12- January 15th
Admission: Friday Free – $2 general admission on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia in a full weekend of enriching, fun, inspirational, family-friendly activities in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr!
Where: The National Liberty Museum/ Philadelphia PA
When: January 15th from 10 am to 5pm
Admission: Pay as you wish
Join the National Liberty Museum is Kid friendly events to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Scavenger hunt: Tour the Museum using a custom-made scavenger hunt that lets you learn about Civil Rights era moments throughout Philadelphia, as you take in the stories and artwork in our galleries. You’ll come away with renewed inspiration and a commitment to live like a hero.
• Family Craft Corner: When Martin Luther King, Jr. shared his dream of equality during his “I Have a Dream” speech, millions of people were inspired to help him achieve that dream. What’s your dream? How will you tell others about it? Walk through our galleries for inspiration, and then visit our Craft Corner to create your own speech.
Where: Please Touch Museum/ Philadelphia, PA
When: January 15/ ALL DAY EVENT
Honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King through the arts and stories at a full day event at the Please Touch Museum