City of Arlington MLK Events 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join NBC 5 and the City of Arlington and help us celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The City of Arlington will host the exciting four-day event, “Advancing the Dream Celebration,” January 15 – 18 with free virtual programs that will empower our community.

Arlington’s Advancing the Dream Celebration is an event for all ages. Attendees can participate in the kick-off event on Friday, January 15th at 6pm. Throughout the weekend, you can also enjoy the Step Show and Drumline presentation, Poetry Meets Jazz, the Hubert Moss Ecumenical Service, the Zeb Strong, Jr. Day of Service and the Day of Service Festival.

Over the years, Arlington’s community has played a major part in the success of Arlington’s MLK Celebration. The Arlington’s MLK Celebration’s dynamic committee strives to keep the dream alive through “Advancing the Dream.”

Events for Advancing the Dream Celebration
Friday, January 15
6:00 p.m. – Kick-Off

Saturday, January 16
10:00 a.m. – Step Show and Drumline
7:00 p.m. - Poetry Meets Jazz with Verb Kulture

Sunday, January 17
6:00 p.m. – Hubert Moss Ecumenical Service

Monday, January 18
(All Day) – Zeb Strong, Jr. Day of Service: “Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off”
10:00 a.m. – Day of Service Festival

For more information and to access the virtual events, visit

Advancing the Dream Celebration
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
City of Arlington Virtual Events
Free and Open to the Public January 15 – 18

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