2015 Martin Luther King Jr Day Events – Atlanta

Start Date: January 16, 2015
End Date: January 20, 2015
Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

Location: Various Locations: Atlanta, GA


2015 Martin Luther King, Jr Day – Events and celebrations honoring the life and legacy of Dr King. Taking place in and around Atlanta, GA. Official observance on Monday, January 19, 2015. Events planned throughout the week.

“Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off”

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MLK Day 5K
Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 8am
This 5K walk/run will take place entirely in Piedmont Park on Jan. 17, starting at 8 a.m. The Peachtree Road Race qualifier will be run on grass, road, gravel, wooden bridge and dirt paths through the park. There will be a 3.1 mile drumline along the race course to encourage participants. To register, visit active.com.

2015 Salute To Greatness Awards Dinner
Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 7pm
The Salute to Greatness Award, one of the King Center’s highest honors, is presented during the Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner, to individuals and progressive organizations in recognition of outstanding efforts toward building Dr. King’s Beloved Community. The award recognizes national and/or international individuals and organizations that exemplify excellence in leadership and have demonstrated a commitment to the principles and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Salute to Greatness Award was established and awarded for the first time in 1983 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
Hyatt Regency Hotel:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service
Monday, January 19, 2015 – 8am
Each year, a Commemorative Service is the spiritual hallmark of the King Holiday Observance, and features tributes to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from national and international leaders. This event is free and open to the public with limited seating. Directly following the service, the Presidential Inauguration will be televised on a large screen in the sanctuary.
Ebenezer Baptist Church – Horizon Sanctuary: 407 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA

MLK Parade and Rally
Monday, January 19, 2015 – 12:30pm
The DeKalb NAACP branch will sponsor its 13th annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Rally on Jan. 19. The parade will step off at 12:30 p.m. from the parking lot of Green Pastures Christian Ministries, 5455 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur, turn right on Snapfinger Road and end at MLK Jr. High School. The rally will begin immediately after the parade in the school’s auditorium.

The King Center & Annual March and Rally
Monday, January 19, 2015 – 2pm
This year’s observance at The King Center on Auburn Avenue in the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District includes programs for youth, lectures, music and more. On Jan. 19, the annual King Holiday March and Rally will be held at 2 p.m. along Peachtree Street to the King Center. Visit thekingcenter.org for more information.


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