2023 Martin Luther King Jr Day Events In Charlotte
Start Date: January 14, 2023
End Date: January 18, 2023
2023 Martin Luther King Jr Day – Events and celebrations honoring the life and legacy of MLK. Taking place in and around Charlotte, NC. Official observance on Monday, January 16, 2023. Events planned throughout the week.
Saturday, January 14th
MLK Dream Day Parade in Kannapolis
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at A.L. Brown High School and march the length of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue ending at Atrium Health Ballpark. https://mlkccnc.com/
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream Day at Atrium Health Ballpark in Kannapolis
Enjoy free food and entertainment, including kickball games. There will also be a minority business fair and a health and wellness corridor. Gates open at 10 a.m. https://mlkccnc.com/
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. P.E.A.C.E. Basketball Showcase at Carole Hoefener Center
Participating teams include Harding, Mallard Creek, Olympic and Indian Land. The first game tips off at 10 a.m. https://charlottenc.gov/crc/MLKevents/Pages/MLKPEACE.aspx
MLK Day Call to Service with United Way of Central Carolinas
United Way’s Call to Service Day will offer both remote and in-person volunteer activities. On Saturday, volunteers are needed to help assemble snack packs for students attending tutoring and after-school programs supported by the United Way. Preregistration is required. To register or for information on virtual opportunities, https://www.uwccequitychallenge.org/2023mlk.
Sunday, January 15th
2023 Atrium Health Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday March
In Memory of the 55th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. death. The MLK Planning Committee will be hosting a march on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Time: 2:30pm https://charlottenc.gov/crc/MLKevents/Pages/MLK-March-registration.aspx
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service in Uptown Charlotte
This brief service includes a wreath-laying ceremony at 3 p.m. at Marshall Park. https://charlottenc.gov/crc/MLKevents/Pages/MLK-Memorial-Service.aspx
Please note, registration has closed for the MLK Holiday March in Uptown.
Opera Carolina’s MLK Concert
Opera Carolina will present a concert featuring famous works of African-American composers at Caldwell Presbyterian Church. The event is free to the public, but capacity is limited. Reserve a spot https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-poetry-music-mlk-concert-tickets-482653508637.
Monday, January 16th
Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast
Commemorate and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since 1993, this annual event has engaged a diverse audience who come together to honor Dr. King’s spirit of service. His dream lives on through the goal of achieving justice, equity, and inclusion for all. Prayer, music, dancing and a spoken word performance will inspire you and honor the accomplishments of Dr. King. 8am-9am. Crown Ballroom @ Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College St, Charlotte. https://www.ymcacharlotte.org/community-events/mlk-holiday-celebration
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture and Levine Museum of the New South Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
The daylong program includes a civil rights arts and crafts station, story time, music, films, trivia, and other activities. Admission is free. Click here for the full schedule.
Davidson MLK Celebration
The town of Davidson will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Davidson Town Hall. Link
Fort Mill annual MLK Call to Service Day
The town of Fort Mill is hosting its MLK Call to Service Day on Monday spotlighting seven area organizations that each need critical items for the populations they serve. Participants can leave donations in the marked boxes outside Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Click here for more information, including a full list of requested donations and details about each organization.
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