Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations & Events in Atlanta

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Atlanta: MLK events

This weekend is a big holiday weekend for Atlanta metro resident as we celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Kids will be out of school so it’s a great chance to teach them about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Check out various events from family friendly crafts to MLK Day parade and celebration around town.

Kids Activities for MLK Day in Atlanta

Free Admission to Atlanta History Center in Atlanta

Enjoy free admission to the Atlanta History Center in honor of Martin Luther King Day, featuring all-inclusive access to award-winning exhibitions in the Atlanta History Museum; tours of the 1928 Swan House and the 1860 Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; and 22 acres of gardens and trails.

Place: Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA

Date: January 21, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM- 5:30 PM

More info: www.atlantahistorycenter.com


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service With Hands On Atlanta

Join Hands On Atlanta on January 21st for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service presented by Delta Air Lines! Organized in partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center of Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, Hands On Atlanta will mobilize more than 3,000 volunteers on this impactful day of service. You can search for volunteer opportunity for you and your children from Hands On Atlanta website.

Place: Various locations

Date: January 21, 2013

Time: Varied

More info: www.handsonatlanta.org


Walk Together Children Storytimes at Perry Homes Library in Atlanta

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., storytime will focus on stories and activities about this great man and the Civil Rights Era. Ages 2-6. Reservations required for groups. Perry Homes Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Place: Perry Homes Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, 2011 Bolton Road, NW Suite 100, Atlanta 30318

Date: Tuesday – Wednesday January 15 – 23, 2013

Time: 10 AM

More info: http://afpls.org


MLK Day Celebrations at Imagine It! Children Museum in Atlanta

Join the Imaginators as we celebrate the birthday and holiday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in “A Child’s Day of Service”. To remember Dr. Martin Luther King and his vision for mankind, children will celebrate cultural unity by creating a hand print wreath in many colors.

Place: Imagine It! Children Museum

Date: January 21, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM-2:30 PM

Cost: Free with general admission, free for members

More info: www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org


Craft at Georgia Hill Library in Atlanta

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., there will be art and crafts program with Ms. Monifa Willekes. Ages 4-12. For information call 404-730-5428

Place: Georgia Hill, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, 250 Georgia Ave, Atlanta 30312337

Date: January 22, 2013

Time: 4 – 5 PM

More info: http://afpls.org


 

MLK Day Parade & Celebration in Atlanta

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March in Atlanta

The annual MLK March will be held January 21, 2013, starting at 2:00 p.m. at Peachtree & Baker Streets. The March is held on Auburn Avenue from Peachtree Street to Jackson Street. The Rally is held on Auburn Avenue in the King National Park Area. Grand Marshals include, Martin Luther King, III, Elder Bernice King, Georgia’s Congressional Congregation, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta City Council Members, and more! Honorary Marshals include, Rev. Joseph & Mrs. Lowery and Ambassador Andrew Young.

Place: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Date: January 21, 2013

Time: 2 p.m.

More info: http://www.mlkmarchaaar.org/


Seventh Annual City MLK Day Celebration in Sandy Springs

The City of Sandy Springs will host a community celebration to honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 10 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2013. The event will be held in the Sandy Springs City Hall Council Chambers at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs, Ga. 30350. During the celebration event, the 2013 Humanitarian Award will be presented honoring an individual who has shown outstanding commitment to community service in Sandy Springs.

Place: Sandy Springs City Hall Council Chambers, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Date: January 21, 2013

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

More info: www.sandyspringsga.gov


Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Lawrenceville

The United Ebony Society is proud to present our Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade with the kick off to be held at the Gazebo at the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Georgia on Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10:00a.m. Our theme this year is “Unity in Diversity” which reflects the growth and collaborating of nationalities represented in Gwinnett County.

Place: Historic Gwinnett Courthouse, 185 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA

Date: January 21, 2013

Time: 10 a.m.

More info: http://www.unitedebonysociety.org


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade in Fayetteville

The Fayette County NAACP is hosting their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Parade/Program. The program includes Middle and High School Essay Contest County Winners , Senior Academic Achievement Awards , Athletic Excellence Awards , Elementary Attendance Awards , Parade Winners , Keynote Speaker —Julius Pryor, III Author, “6-Thriving in a Disruptive World”. The Parade and program is open to the public. The program will be held in F.A. Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville, GA

Place: F.A. Sams Auditorium, 205 LaFayette Drive, Fayetteville, GA

Date: January 21, 2013

Time: 8 AM – 10:15 AM

More info: www.fcnaacp.org


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Comments

  1. Just wanted to let you know the link for Fayetteville parade is for North Carolina, not Georgia.

  2. It is saying that the march is on tomorrow which is Tuesday. My friends are saying it is toddy, Mpnday, January 20th.

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