North Texas celebrates life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with community events
Communities in North Texas are celebrating and honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through multiple special events.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day events kick off in North Texas this week, days before the national holiday on Monday.
MLK Day is also considered a "day on" and not a "day off" meaning acts of community service and volunteering are encouraged.
The City of Dallas will host its 41st annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events highlighting issues of equity, diversity, and opportunity.
This year's theme is "Daring to Dream: The Radical Imagination of a New Generation."
9 a.m. Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd.
6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd.
10 a.m. Intersection of Holmes Street and MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Hosted by the Greater Fort Worth Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Committee, the parade and rally will feature floats, classic cars and school bands.
11 a.m. Downtown Fort Worth - Convention Center, 1301 Commerce St.
The City of Arlington holds one of the state's largest celebrations. This year's theme organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, is “Advancing the Dream: Moving Toward Unity, Justice and Peace.”
6:30 p.m. UT Arlington, 300 W. First St.
MLK Step Show and Talent Showcase - Jan. 14
11 a.m. Bowie High School, 2101 Highbank Dr.
7:00 p.m. UT Arlington, 300 W. First St.
10 a.m. City Center Plaza.
6:30 p.m. Fielder Church Metro Center, 2011 S. Fielder Rd.
The City of Mesquite and the Mesquite NAACP highlight the legacy of MLK with a parade and a community gathering co-hosted with Mesquite ISD.
10 a.m. Downtown Mesquite.
Garland's MLK events include a parade led by the city's NAACP chapter and "Lift Every Voice," the musical held at the Granville Arts Center.
10 a.m. Intersection of Dairy Road and Garden Dr.
Lancaster school bands, dance teams and squads, as well as other community groups will participate in the annual parade that concludes at Lancaster High School.
11 a.m. Historic Town Square, 250 N. Dallas Ave.
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