Lexington and area communities have a variety of special events planned to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Jr. Day Lexington Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2024 is observed on Monday, January 15th, 2024

Lexington Events

Downtown Lexington Freedom March and Commemorative Program

Monday, January 15, 2024, 1 p.m. – Freedom March (Note: Line-up begins as early as noon in Central Bank Center lobby – High Street entrance). Free parking in the High Street lot.

Monday, January 15, 2024, 2 p.m. – Commemorative Program with musical guests, Uniting Voices Chicago and Uniting Voices Lexington. Keynote speaker, Reverend Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, Simmons College of Kentucky. 

Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning Community Celebration

After the Unity Breakfast and before the downtown MLK march, head to the Carnegie Center on Monday, January 15 at 10:30 AM to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an inspirational keynote address by Historian and Professor of Sociology at Berea College, Jackie Burnside. Enjoy a hot meal, and a series of FREE interactive family activities and a service learning project led by community leaders and artists.

Musician/Breakout Session Leader: Regina Mickens Vocalist/Guitarist

Dance/Breakout Session Leader: Ryleigh Blythe National American Miss Kentucky 2023

Community Service Project: Director Tiffany Bellfield El-Amin/Community Farm Alliance

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

The DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY: A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION is sponsored by State Farm Agent Russ Tucker.

Questions? Please contact Youth Programs & Volunteer Director Jonathan Hall at jhall@carnegiecenterlex.org.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration (Georgetown)

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast – Saturday, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. at the Scott County Extension Office.

The breakfast will be a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and will have musical selections and a discussion about mental health in the Black family from guest speaker Dr. Shericka D. Smith.

Annual MLK Jr. Day Celebration (Harrodsburg)

Monday, January 15, 2024
8:00 am – 10:30 am

Annual march, speaker and program
Harrodsburg Baptist Church

Watch for more communities to add events soon!

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