NORTH CAROLINA (WTVD) -- Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with numerous events happening around our area. MLK Day is a federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service across the U.S. The holiday falls on the third Monday of January each year. In 2024 it will be on King's actual birthday which is January 15.
January 12 - 15
The Town of Cary's annual MLK Celebration includes a walk for hope, a comedy show, and an interfaith service. The observance concludes with a day of service.
The Town of Apex's weekend celebration will feature a black artist exhibit, a unity march, and social justice Sunday.
20th MLK Celebration March, Breakfast & Service, Fuquay- Varina
The march will begin at Falcon Park and end at First Baptist Church where there will be a breakfast and service.
Day of Service Honoring MLK, Raleigh
Celebrate the spirit of Dr. King with United Way Triangle and Boys & Girls Club of Raleigh by engaging in community service. All attendees will get the chance to receive free flu vaccines, A1C screenings, and blood pressure tests.
NC State MLK Community in Action, Raleigh
Pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to social justice, civic responsibility and volunteerism by participating in the Multicultural Student Affairs service day.
Dream Big Book Drive 2024, Durham
Every MLK Day Book Harvest holds its annual Dream Big Event. It's part book drive, part volunteer event, part community partner fair, part festival, and all party and fun.
This year's theme is "It Starts with Me: Creating a Beloved Community" with keynote speaker Reverend Canon Sandye A. Wilson. Breakfast will be served starting at 6 a.m.
44th Annual MLK Memorial March, Raleigh
Civic organizations, community leaders, and families are invited to join the march that departs the State Capitol at 11 a.m. Following the March, a Noon Observation will take place at the Martin Marietta Center in Downtown Raleigh.
Bring the family to a free celebration featuring local and national artists. ABC11's John Clark will serve as an emcee for the evening.
Martin Luther King Service Clean Up, Holly Springs
Volunteer with Holly Springs Parks & Recreation to clean Bass Lake Park.
Commemorative March & Lunch with the King, Rocky Mount
The march will begin at St. James Missionary Baptist Church on McNair Road at 11 a.m.
"Remember The Dream by Calling for Unity", Granville
The Granville Human Relations Commission is set to host a celebration of diversity at Oxford Baptist Church. The winner of the 2024 MLK essay contest will also be announced at the event.
MLK Celebration at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, Wake Forest
Several local churches and community organizations are coming together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a free, public celebration.
Durham Parks and Recreation's MLK Day event will be hosted at W.D. Hill Recreation Center.
Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Carrboro
This youth-planned event strives to bring the community together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
National Day of Racial Healing, Raleigh
In commemoration of MLK Day and National Day of Racial Healing, create the blueprint on how to heal from the effects of racism at First Baptist Church.
MLK Day of Celebration and Dreams, Fayetteville
ShaDonna "Mo" McPhaul will host a heartfelt celebration that aims to bring community members together for a day of unity and reflection.
January 13- 14
10th Unity Celebration, Holly Springs
Celebrate MLK's legacy with a memorial breakfast, a special video message, and a peaceful walk.
MLK commemoration at Duke Chapel, Durham
Duke trustee Grant Hill and former men's basketball star will deliver the keynote address at Duke Chapel for the University's annual MLK commemoration. The theme of the service is "Our Path to Progress: Realizing the King's Dream of True Freedom for All." The event is free and open to the public,
MLK Jr. Week of Celebration, Chapel Hill
UNC is honoring Dr. King with a free community celebration, day of service, lecture & awards ceremony, and a unity event. The Honorable Judge Beverly Scarlett will be the keynote speaker.
Garner MLK Celebration at GPAC, Garner is hosting its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr.King with a free event that's open to the community. Rev. Dr. David Forbes, a local Civil Rights Movement icon, will be the keynote speaker. Mayor Buddy Gupton, U.S. Rep. Wiley Nickel, and the SGA presidents from Garner's high schools will also make remarks.