Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DFW Celebrations

By Zaismely Cortes and Nada J. Ruddock
|  Thursday, Jan 9, 2014  |  Updated 3:24 PM CDT
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DFW Celebrations

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 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations

 

NBC 5 is eager to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us in honoring his memory by attending one of the events listed below.

 

January 17 – 18
32nd ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
A weekend long celebration, which includes a candle-lighting ceremony, a march/parade, and the annual awards banquet. Each event of the celebration is designed for reflection, remembrance, and re-enactment.

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Program and Candle-Lighting Ceremony

Friday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m.

2901 Pennsylvania Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75215

 

  • 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Banquet

Friday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel – 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207

 

  • March/Parade

Saturday, January 18, at 10:00 a.m.

Parade starts at Dallas City Hall and ends at the Fair Park entrance

 

January 17 – 20

MLK CELEBRATIONS IN ARLINGTON

The City of Arlington will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy from January 17 – January 20 with various events.

  • Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Banquet - Dinner, entertainment, and the presentation of the first Arlington MLK Living Legends Awards

Friday, January 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington - E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St., Arlington, TX 76010

Tickets - $40, Purchase at www.UTATickets.com

 

Keynote Speaker: Roland Martin, nationally syndicated journalist

  •  MLK “Advancing the Dream” Multicultural Festival - Cultural entertainment, fashion, food and fun plus the featuring of the film, Freedom Riders and the opportunity to be involved in a community dialogue about the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the south

Saturday, January 18, at 3:30 p.m.

TCC Southeast Campus - 2100 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76018

Free Admission

  • An Evening of Spoken Word - Competition with a $1,000 cash prize to the winning poet

Saturday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington - E.H. Hereford University Center,

300 W. First St.
Arlington, TX 76010

$15 Admission, Purchase at www.UTATickets.com

  • A Dialogue on Diversity - Watch excerpts from the film, The Freedom Riders, and then join a community discussion.

Sunday, January 19, at 5:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church in Arlington

313 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011

  • Veterans Breakfast and Economic Opportunity Fair - Representatives from many local service agencies provide educational, financial and health resources to military veterans and their families.

Monday, January 20, at 9:00 a.m.

UT-Arlington Maverick Activity Center

500 W Nedderman St, Arlington, Texas 76013

  • MLK Day of Service - Spirit of service day in which volunteers will be given community assignments.

Monday, January 20, at 9:00 a.m.

UT-Arlington Maverick Activity Center, 500 W Nedderman St, Arlington, Texas 76013

Sign up to volunteer at http://www.arlingtontx.gov/

  • MLK “Advancing the Dream” Youth Musical Extravaganza

Art, music, dance, history and culture

Monday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Metro Center - Fielder Road Baptist Church, 1323 W Pioneer Pkwy Arlington, TX, 76013

Free Admission

 

January 18

17TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY PARADE

The parade is sponsored by Christ Community Connections in partnership with the City of Carrollton.

  • Saturday, January 18, at 10:00 a.m.

Parade will start on Jamestown Street (1945 E. Jackson Rd.
Carrollton, Texas 75006) and end at Ted Polk Middle School (2001 Kelly Boulevard)
For more information, call 972-242-0933.

January 18 - 19
NAACP GARLAND

  • 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and March (Local) - Celebrate and reflect the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 18
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Host: Ricky McNeal
Dairy Rd. and Garden Dr.
Garland, TX 75040
For more information, http://www.naacp.org/

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Extravaganza (Local) - Youth Performances dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 19
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Host: Ricky McNeal
Granville Arts Center
5th Street and Austin
Garland, TX 75040
For more information, http://www.naacp.org/


January 20
28TH ANNUAL ELITE NEWS MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL
Sponsored by NBC 5

  • Parade

Monday, January 20, at 10:00 a.m.
MLK Blvd & Lamar Street in Dallas

  • Festival

Monday, January 20, at 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tower Building in Dallas' Fair Park

GREATER FORT WORTH DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY COMMITEE, INC. MARCH/PARADE/RALLY

  • MLK March/Parade

Monday, January 20, at 11:00 a.m.
Starts at 9th and Commerce Street, Downtown Fort Worth
Entry Fee - $5
Registration Ends - January 6, 2014
To register, visit http://www.gfwmlkjrhc.info

  • MLK Rally - Features step groups, dancers, High School bands, skit and drill teams

Monday, January 20
Immediately following the March/Parade
Sundance Square
FREE

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT
For elementary students and their family

Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.

Frisco Public Library - 6101 Frisco Square Blvd #3000, Frisco, TX 75034
Children's Program Room - 2nd Floor

NAACP GRAND PRAIRIE

  • 2014 Grand Prairie NAACP MLK Parade & Program (Local)

Monday, January 20 

9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. 

No entry fee 

Parade starts at Liberty Bell (317 College St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050) and ends at David Daniels Elementary Academy (S.W. 19th Street)

 

Immediately following parade, a small program will be held at David Daniels Elementary Academy in the school's gymnasium filled with performances by local students, religious groups, and non-profit organizations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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