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Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Events for Families

MLK March Seattle 2015

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The following events offer opportunities to celebrate Dr. King’s work, teach your kids about his contributions, show support and move our community closer to making his dreams a reality. 

For family volunteer opportunities this weekend honoring Dr. King’s commitment to creating healthy, beautiful public places accessible to all, go here: Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities for Families on MLK Weekend




Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth March. Take part in march from Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Seattle to Rainier Community Center. Afterward, enjoy food, entertainment and activities. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. seattle.gov






Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Young kids can learn about diversity, equality, and the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through activities and stories. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Included with admission. $. Seattle Children’s Museum (Lower Queen Anne). thechildrensmuseum.org


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House. Visit the Northwest African American Museum museum and learn more about the civil rights movement, plus enjoy crafts, refreshments and story time. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pay-what-you-can admission. Northwest African American Museum, Seattle (Central District). naamnw.org


Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March. Workshops (9:30 to 10:50 a.m.), a rally with guest speakers, poetry and music (11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.), and a march to the Jackson Federal Building at Second Avenue and Madison Street downtown (12:15 to 1:45 p.m.). FREE. Garfield High School, Seattle (Central District). mlkseattle.org




Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and Health Fair. Entertainment, guest speakers and health information and screenings. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE. Crossroads Bellevue. crossroadsbellevue.com



Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Art show and activities, plus a presentation of Get on the Bus about generations of civil rights activists (2 p.m.). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE. Washington State History Museum, Tacoma. washingtonhistory.org


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Keynote speaker, Dr. William Bell, plus music, dance and poetry. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., doors open 10 a.m. FREE, please bring non-perishable donations for the food drive. Free on-street parking and at several lots (see online). Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. cityoftacoma.org

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