Thursday, January 17, 2013
Find out where to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Dallas
Events begin this weekend and extend through Monday, January 21.
See all Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events.
Dr. Martin Luther King’s holiday is Monday, January 21. Dr. King was born on January 15 and stood for justice and peace. This holiday, there are plenty of activities to attend and celebrate in his honor. A few of upcoming events in celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy include candlelight ceremonies and parades. They include:
Candle Lighting Ceremony hosted by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, January 18. The program will be held at 2901 Pennsylvania Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75215, MLK Jr. Recreation Center Gym.
MLK Birthday Celebration March/Parade will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 from Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, downtown Dallas. The participants will proceed down Ervay Street, turn left on MLK Blvd, and end at Fair Park.
The MLK Birthday Celebration Award Banquet is Saturday, January 19 at Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207. The Keynote Speaker for the banquet is John Bryant, CEO of Operation HOPE. The VIP Reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Dinner Award Program immediately following.
For more information, visit www.mlkcelebrationdallas.org.
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