Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day With These Events

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. This year, Dr. King will be celebrated in various ways around Metro Detroit, including virtual and socially distanced events. Here’s a look at what’s happening.

Virtual events

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Monday, January 17th, 1:00 pm

Explore the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History! No registration is required. Listen here.

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass

Monday, January 17th, 11:00 am

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament is hosting its annual memorial mass in honor of Martin Luther King on Monday, January 17th. This event will be steamed live at cathedral.aod.org.


Monday, January 17th, 10:00-2:00 pm

Come celebrate the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with our annual “MLK, Jr. Day: Give Us the Ballot” event on Monday, January 17 at the Detroit Historical Museum. Register and learn more here.

Celebrate MLK Day With MoAD

Monday, January 17th, 12:00-4:00 pm

MoAD will celebrate the national observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a Day of Service, providing free virtual programming. Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes. Register to join on zoom here.

Jazz, Spirituals, Prayer and Protest Concert

Sunday, January 16th, 3:00 pm

Michigan State University is offering a free online virtual video presentation and concert on Sunday, January 16th. To register for the virtual concert, click here.



** This is a working list. Please comment down below if there is a specific event that you want us to highlight. Thank you!

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