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Every third Monday in January is the federal observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (also known as MLK Day). Dr. King was a pastor, activist, and one of the most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement. This day has been recognized as a day of service and remembrance. Below are several options to either learn, honor, celebrate, or serve in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy!

*All events will occur on Monday, January 21st unless otherwise stated.*

Services/ Tributes

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service
Ebenezer Baptist Church
101 Jackson St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
10:00 am

A Tribute to the Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Turner Chapel A.M.E.

492 North Marietta Pkwy NE.

Marietta, GA 30060

10:00 am

Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Celebration

Sandy Springs City Hall- Studio Theatre

1 Galambos Way

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

10:00 am


Places to Visit

The King Center

449 Auburn Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30312

Free Admission

Center for Human and Civil Rights

100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW

Atlanta, GA 30313

The Meaning of Hope: The Best of Morehouse College-Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection

“Dear Dr. King”- Staged reading from playwright and novelist Pearl Cleage 11-12:30pm


Atlanta History Center

130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW

Atlanta, GA 30305

Free Admission


Children’s Museum of Atlanta

275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW

Atlanta, GA 30313

MLK Day Readers Theater11:00 AM & 12:00 PM

MLK Day Music & Movement 2:00 PM

MLK Day Storytime3:00 PM


Free National Park Day

Enjoy free entrance in the national parks including Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Events/ Activities

Martin Luther King, Jr., March and Rally

Assemble at Peachtree Street and Baker Street

March begins at 1:45 p.m.

MLK Day 5K Drum Run
Piedmont Park
400 Park Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
Music begins at 8 am, 5K line-up at 8:45 am- Must register

Martin Luther King, Jr. Play- “The Meeting”

Clayton County Performing Arts Center

2530 Mt Zion Pkwy

Jonesboro, GA 30236

5:00- 8:00 pm


Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture and Conversation Series

Morehouse College- Kings Chapel

830 Westview Dr SW

Atlanta, GA 30314

January 30, 2019 (5:30 p.m.)


Service/Civic Opportunities

“Bridging the Racial Divide”

Host (or attend) a Civic Dinner


Hands On Atlanta

Participate in 1 of 25 Service Projects with Hands On Atlanta