MLK Day 2023: Celebrate & Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK Day is dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – a young preacher who devoted his life to “freedom and justice for all.”
On the third Monday of every year, we take time to honor his legacy. This year, the holiday will be observed on Monday, January 16th, 2023.
Honor Dr. King with your family on MLK Day 2023. Take a look…
MLK Day Events 2023: Volunteering & Learning
Many people consider MLK Day a holiday to be “A Day On, Not A Day Off. As such, many people set this day aside to participate in community service projects.
Monday, January 16th from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Come volunteer at Harvester’s to celebrate MLK Day!
Bring your kids along to this special event to teach them about Martin Luther King Jr. and the value of giving back to your community! You must register for the event, so visit them online!
Monday, January 16th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Central Middle School at 3611 Linwood Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64128
Help brighten the halls of Central Middle School this MLK Service Day.
City Year Kansas City, along with the KC Public Schools, will bring together over 100 volunteers from across the area to brighten the hallways of Central Middle School in an effort to uplift and inspire the school community. Join City Year KC to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City (SCLC-GKC) will this year present the SCLC-GKC Annual 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration over a Virtual Webinar platform and in person.
The in-person celebration is on Sunday, January 8th, 2023, at 3:30 pm at The Community Christian Church 4601 Main St. KCMO
The online virtual celebration will be streamed live on their Facebook page, look for details here.
You don’t want to miss this celebration!
Hosted by the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness
Monday, January 16th, 2023 at 6:00 pm
This MLK event can be attended virtually. Registration is required. The meditation class is donation based and located in Leawood, KS. All are welcome! This event will only be available online via zoom this year. Don’t miss out on this mindful event.
January 16th, 9:30 am-1:00 pm
Join the Heartland Conservation Alliance and KC Parks on a restorative walk along the banks of beautiful Brush Creek. Enjoy the company of others and the stillness of nature as we reflect on the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dogs on leashes are welcome on the walk but not inside BRW Center. The 2.5-mile guided walk begins at Martin Luther King Jr. Square Park, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. & Woodland Ave. and ends at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Refreshments will be served, and a program will take place at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center.
Celebrate MLK Day in the community- Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 at the MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe.
2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS
The event starts at 9:30 am
MNU is hosting an MLK Day Community Celebration. There will be speakers and presentations of the Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Award. This free event starts at 9:30 am. A great educational event for older kids.
Thursday, January 12th from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm. This event is recommended for ages 8-19. There will be great crafting activities as well as learning. Registration is required and seating is limited.
January 16th, 10am-4pm
There will be family-friendly activities all day long through service projects and crafting. This activity is open to all ages.
January 16th from 9:00 am -1:00 pm in Pleasant Valley, MO.
More details to come but signups are now open.
3800 E. Linwood Blvd. KCMO
January 16th, 10 am-1 pm
Kids and families can volunteer together during this day of service. There are items you can bring to donate to create hygiene kits for communities in need or make sandwiches to be given out to those who need them in the community.
You will receive lunch while you are volunteering.
Metropolitan Community College: 3200 Broadway Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64111
2023 Chancellor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon
Friday, January 13, 2023, 11:30 am at Loews Kansas City Hotel.
Join Metropolitan Community College at the 2023 luncheon for a discussion on Social Justice FOR ALL. All proceeds from the event provide scholarships for MCC students. The event features a thought-provoking program that focuses on current events through the lens of Dr. King’s teachings.
What’s Closed on MLK Day?
MLK Day has been a national holiday for over 30 years.
As with national holidays, most banks and post offices around the country are closed. Markets are closed for trading. Many of your children will not have school this Monday either. Most stores will be open.MLK Day = Family Time!
Stores and places to eat throughout KC will be open though.
..use this as a FAMILY DAY!
Spend some quality time with your kiddos if you are lucky enough to have the day off work…
No matter how your family chooses to celebrate, we hope you find time to learn with your family and celebrate a man who dedicated his life to a better future for our country.
Know of an event we should add? EMAIL us the details and we’ll get it added!
From our family to yours,