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Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Events for Families

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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. The theme of the march is End Poverty! Build Equity! For more information contact Cindy Sandino-Chang. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.





Equality and Equity
Young kids can learn about diversity, equality, and the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through activities and stories. 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included with admission. Seattle Children’s Museum (Lower Queen Anne). 


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. Admission by donation. Northwest African American Museum, Seattle (Central District).


Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March
Take a knee for justice. 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 Westlake Park at 4th Avenue and Pine in downtown Seattle. (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) where there will be a second rally. End the day with a free community meal back at Garfield Commons. Garfield High School, Seattle (Central District).




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



Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Art show and activities, plus a presentation of 11 Days in the Life of Dr. King, an educational, family-friendly show with plenty of singing and dancing. (2 p.m.). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum is free all day. Washington State History Museum, Tacoma. 


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Keynote speaker, Nate Bowling, plus music, dance and poetry. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., doors open 10 a.m. Event is 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. 


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