MLK DAY: Here is a list of events happening across metro Atlanta


The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (“MLK Day”) is around the corner and many organizations and businesses around the metro-Atlanta area are doing what they can to celebrate and serve.


  • King Holiday Observance
    • Honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a virtual series on nonviolence, youth summits, service projects and more. Jan. 10-17.
  • Hosea Helps Free Food distribution
    • Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hosea Headquarters
    • 2545 Forrest Hills Drive SW
    • More information: 404-755-3353
  • Braves Food Distribution
    • Jan. 14 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy
    • To donate, click here.
  • Atlanta Hawks MLK Day game
    • 6 p.m. Jan. 17
    • Unveiling of MLK Wall, performance by CONTAGIOUS!, pre-game panel titled “Advancing the Legacy: Chasing the Dream”
    • Click here for tickets
  • AKA Health Screening Event
    • Jan. 15 and Jan. 17 at St. Philip AMEC in Atlanta from 8:00am-5:00pm
    • FREE mammograms, COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, testing and flu shots
    • To register for a mammogram: click here.


  • MLK Day Dinner and Program
    • Jan. 17 in Apple Valley Road parking lot of Brookhaven MARTA station at 1268 Apple Valley Road NE
    • Starts at 5:30 p.m.
    • Tickets: $10 each
    • To purchase: 404-637-054


  • 4th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
    •   Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jefferson Park Recreation Center
    •   Free admission, free food bags and hot meals, PPE swag bags, at-home COVID test kits. There will also be a downtown cleanup from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
    •   Click here for more information.


  • Day of Celebration and Service
    • Jan. 17 at Acworth Community Center at 4361 Cherokee Street
    • Starts with breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
    • More information: 770-917-1234


  • MLK Day 5K Freedom Run
    • Jan. 17 at 9 a.m.
    • Walk or run this 5K to celebrate the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood with fellowship and fitness.
    • Music starts at 8 a.m.
    • Tickets: $30
    • More information: click here


  • MLK Day Parade
    • Jan 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Gwinnett Justice Center at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville
    • Free admission
    • More information: click here


  • Prayer Breakfast and Parade, peace march, and youth celebration
    • Jan. 15 to Jan. 17 at Henry County Performing Art Center Lot at 37 Lemon Street
    • More information: click here


  • MLK Day Parade on Jan. 17 at 9 a.m.

For additional MLK Day options and ways you can serve this year, click here.

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