MLK Day is this coming Monday, January 21st. This is a time for all of us to celebrate and remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There are lots of ways to honor his legacy but we have compiled a list of a few things happening around town incase you need some help!
The MLK Holiday Parade
Saturday January 19, 10 A.M.-12 P.M.
The parade will start at 9th Street and make its way down Tryon Street, ending at Stonewall. The parade will feature floats, live performances, and marching bands. This event is free so gather up the family and find a spot to enjoy the parade!
Martin Luther King Jr. P.E.A.C.E Basketball Showcase
Saturday January 19, 2 P.M. – 9 P.M.
Second Ward Gym, 710 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.’
High School basketball teams from both North and South Carolina will compete in the third annual P.E.A.C.E. Basketball Showcase. Tickets for this event are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Visit the charlottenc.gov Community Relations page for teams and game times.
MLK Celebration at the Gantt Center
Monday January 21, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture
This free event will include things like panel discussions , guided tours, and art-making workshops. The event is great for all ages but to see what’s going on when visit ganttcenter.org for a full program schedule.
MLK Legacy Celebration at Levine Museum
Monday January 21, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
The Levine Museum of the New South
The Levine Museum of the New South is offering free admission on MLK day to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy. The day will include different musical performances, children’s activities like painting and letter writing and film screenings.
“Struggle For Freedom: The Life of Dr. King” performance
Monday January 21, 3 P.M.
Joy Performance Center, 202 South Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain, N.C.
This is a free 45 minute performance celebrating the life of Dr. King. The performance is presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre of Asheville and will also have a performance by Kenya House and Lawndale First Baptist Choir. Visit cityofkm.com for more information on this event.
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.