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Martin Luther King, Jr. Events in Atlanta 2024

CL’s guide to honoring Atlanta’s Most Famous Citizen

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Browse MLK Day events and recommendations for what Atlanta has to offer on this federal holiday.

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, followed by a march through downtown Atlanta that starts at the corner of Baker & Peachtree Streets continues to Auburn Avenue, ending at The King Center.

MLK Day Events

List of MLK Day Events:


Wednesday January 10, 2024 10:00 AM EST
Humanity is dynamic, with the capacity to live together in just, humane, equitable and peaceful ways far more than we are currently demonstrating. The 2024 Beloved Community Global Summit will challenge those who join across the globe to explore that capacity, and to think higher, love deeper, and c... | more...


Friday January 12, 2024 09:00 AM EST
Held annually in the North Wing of the Georgia State Capitol; the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Service has long been the signature state-sponsored event recognizing the contributions of Dr. King and his allies in the fight for civil rights. This event features government and business leader... | more...


Friday January 12, 2024 10:00 AM EST
The 2024 Beloved Community Global Youth Summit is a convening of emergent global youth leaders and activists who will explore how youth can engage Kingian Nonviolence to shift the cultural climate in art and entertainment, legislatively, on social media, in schools, concerning our environment, and i... | more...


Friday January 12, 2024 10:00 AM EST
The purpose of the Beloved Community Teach-In is to educate K-12 students about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King’s legacies and to champion the completion of their unfinished work. Our goal is to establish an annual day of action and advocacy for creating the Beloved Community... | more...


Saturday January 13, 2024 12:00 AM EST
Families can join the Museum as it takes over the Morph Gallery with new, impactful visuals and programming that celebrates the life and influence of the great Martin Luther King Jr.  | more...


Saturday January 13, 2024 11:00 AM EST
Ambassador Andrew Young, and representatives from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and McGraw Hill Education will preside over the first annual Andrew Young HBCU Scholarship Award ceremony at the Millennium Gate Museum. Eight Andrew Young Scholars will be awarded scholarships to be used at accredi... | more...


Saturday January 13, 2024 05:00 PM EST
All week long, stop by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s O4W spot, located right down the street from the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church – commemorating the hero through some of their favorite dishes.

Dates: Saturday, 1/13 – Sunday, 1/21
Reservations can be made via OpenTable.

3-course, ... | more...


Saturday January 13, 2024 06:00 PM EST
The King Center presents the 2024 Beloved Community Awards at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta

The Beloved Community Awards is one of the marquee events of The King Center’s week-long annual King holiday experience. The awards recognize national and international individuals and organizations that exempl... | more...


Sunday January 14, 2024 09:00 AM EST
All Saints’ Episcopal Church will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, January 14, with a guest preacher and special music, including an afternoon concert with members of Theodicy Jazz Collective.

Dr. Joel Kemp, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at Emory’s Can... | more...


Monday January 15, 2024 12:00 AM EST
Please help WQEB 97.3 c/o QEB FOUNDATION Keep MLK DREAM ALIVE this JAN 15 with a DAY of SERVICE! Get a Swag Bag full of GOODIES when you drop a bag off to DO GOOD!

We need Radio Guests, Partners, Volunteers, Basketball Players, Kids & Teens, FREE Biz Services, Discount Coupons, Dry Food & Canned G... | more...


Monday January 15, 2024 10:00 AM EST
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Monday January 15, 2024 10:00 AM EST
The culminating program for the week-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy is the 2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. Beloved Community Commemorative Service. This event will be live-streamed on Monday, January 15, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST on multiple platforms, includi... | more...


Monday January 15, 2024 11:00 AM EST
Collection and assembly of care kits for the unsheltered and homeless.

In partnership with Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), The Elizabeth Foundation and other partner organizations, The King Center will host a Beloved Community Service Project on Monday, January 15, 2024.

We will be... | more...


Monday January 15, 2024 01:00 PM EST
The City of Sandy Springs’ 17th Annual Tribute will educate and share the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This family-friendly event includes interactive art projects and a film screening.

Opening remarks are at 1:00 p.m. There will be two screenings of the movie in the Studio Theatre: 1:... | more...


Monday January 15, 2024 01:00 PM EST
The City of Stone Mountain will hold a Peace March on this year’s Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15th.

A pre-march meetup will be held at 12:15 p.m. at 5399 East Mountain Street.

The Peace March will begin at 1:00 p.m. Following the march, speeches and entertainment wi... | more...


Monday January 15, 2024 01:45 PM EST
Martin Luther King, Jr. — March

Assembly location:
Corner of Peachtree and Baker, Atlanta, GA

Martin Luther King, Jr. — Rally
(immediately following the march)

Auburn Avenue, Atlanta in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center

2024 Grand Marshals

Maria Mckee - Fulton County Marshal... | more...


Monday January 15, 2024 02:00 PM EST
Atlanta’s Legendary Something for the Sould Band peforms an MLK Day “Peace and Love” concert with a variety of R&B, pop, soul, and more. | more...


Creative Loafing Articles About MLK Day


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


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...


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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