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Celebrating the life and legacy of a king

(Last Updated On: January 15, 2018)

Monday the life of Martin Luther King, Jr will be celebrated all over the world as the king he once was.  Here is a listing of events Atlanta and the California Bay Area to check out if you are interested in participating in a local event.


Metro Atlanta Events:

  1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Parade and Program. 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Sams Auditorium. 205 Layfayette Drive, Fayetteville. 678-997-0697. www.fcnaacp.org.
  2. Gwinnett County 2018 MLK Parade and Celebration. 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Langley Drive in front of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center located at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville. Trolley service available at Central Gwinnett High School. Contactwww.gwinnettmlkparade.com.
  3. Children’s Museum of Atlanta Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Celebration. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Children’s Museum of Atlanta. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Atlanta. 404-659-5437. www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org.
  4. MLK Day 5K Let Freedom Run. 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Piedmont Park. 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta. Contactwww.mlkday5k.com.
  5. Sandy Springs Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Heritage Sandy Springs. 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs. 770-730-5600. www.sandyspringsga.gov.
  6. The King Center Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumencial Commemorative Service. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Ebenezer Baptist Church. 101 Jackson St. NE, Atlanta. 404-526-8900. www.mlk50forward.org.
  7. King Week Holiday march and rally on Auburn Avenue. 2 p.m. Monday Jan 15, 2018. The march and rally begins at Auburn Avenue and Peachtree Street, ending at Auburn Avenue and Jackson Street. Free and open to the public.
  8. MLK March Committee Annual Youth Conference. 10 a.m.- 2p.m. Monday,  Jan. 15, IBEW Auditorium, 501 Pulliam St. Atlanta. 404-525-3559. www.mlkmarchcommittee.com
  9. Black Lives Matter GA MLK Parade. Meet us at 1:40PM at the Official BLM Greater Atlanta Headquarters (260 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30303) across the street from The Hyatt Regency


San Francisco Bay Area:

  1. 8 a.m. San Francisco’s Annual MLK Labor and Community Breakfast. Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission St., San Francisco.
  2. 8:30 a.m. East Bay Regional Park District Day of Service at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline. Two locations: Oakport Street/Peppermint Gate (Damon Marsh), Oakland. MLK Memorial Grove, Swan Way and Doolittle Drive, Oakland.
  3. 8:30 a.m. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, and San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter will join Kaiser Permanente executives and employees at an MLK Jr. day of service event to spruce up a women’s and children’s shelter. Building futures for women and children, 501 Davis St., San Leandro.
  4. 9 a.m. Our City Forest will plant 37 15-gallon trees on a median near the intersection of Snell Avenue and Skyway Drive in San Jose. An MLK Jr. day of service project.
  5. 9 a.m. MLK Jr. Volunteer Day at the San Francisco-Marin food bank Some 100 volunteers from Williams-Sonoma, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Salesforce will sort, pack and load pallets of food. SF-Marin food bank warehouse, 900 Pennsylvania Ave., San Francisco



About Miles J. Edwards

Founder of A.T.L. Webmag. Belvedere Park resident and downtown Atlanta enthusiast.

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