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MLK Day

Browse MLK Day events as well as recommendations for the hottest events and parades. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to MLK Day in Atlanta.  

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About MLK Day

The celebration of civil rights hero and Atlanta native, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., takes place annually on the Monday following King's birthday. The day starts with a commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church and continues with a march through Downtown along Auburn Avenue that ends at the King Center.

MLK Day Events

List of MLK Day Events:

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Monday January 18, 2021 09:00 am EST
Orientations and Registrations/Sign-in will take place at your site as well. Shifts will only occur ...
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Monday January 18, 2021 10:00 am EST
Join us for the 2021 Martin Luther King Day Celebration virtual program. Emceed by WSB-TV anchor Fre...
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Monday January 18, 2021 10:00 am EST
Join us for an opportunity to serve as you observe MLK day! For our “Day On, Not a Day Off” event, T...
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Monday January 18, 2021 10:00 am EST
MLK DAY OF SERVICE CLEAN UP @ James Orange Park
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Monday January 18, 2021 11:00 am EST
The City of East Point will be honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with our 3rd annua...
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Monday January 18, 2021 12:00 pm EST
Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours is hosting a special Fish Fry event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mo...
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Creative Loafing Stories About MLK Day

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Thursday March 26, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Five Public Projects that could fundamentally change Atlanta neighborhoods. | more...

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Monday January 21, 2013 10:39 am EST
CL's photo essay of places that connect the civil rights activist to Atlanta | more...

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Tuesday January 17, 2012 08:59 am EST
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Monday January 16, 2012 05:41 pm EST
A joyous crowd of thousands danced, sang, shouted and marched through downtown Atlanta this afternoon in celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. | more...

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Monday January 18, 2010 04:00 am EST

Hundreds poured into the streets on MLK Day to remember the man and his message Jan. 18. Throngs of people followed the march down Auburn Avenue from Peachtree Street to Jackson Street and attended the rally later at the King National Park area.

(Photos by Francis Tatem)

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