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.
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:
The 2023 Beloved Community Awards and Afterglow Event (Event Scheduled)
MLK Day Crocheting Workshop/Donation Event Event (Event Scheduled)
Give back with this unique volunteer opportunity! Join The Happy Black Parent as we learn to crochet! Then we'll use our new skills to make scarfs that will be donated to local residents in need!| more...
The King Center's 54th Annual Commemorative Service Event (Event Scheduled)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday March and Rally Event (Event Scheduled)
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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)| more...