MLK Day 2019: Celebrate & Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Day is dedicated 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 21st 2018.

Honor Dr. King with your family on MLK Day 2019. Take a look…

Celebrate MLK Day 2019


MLK Day 2019: Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteering on MLK Day

Many people consider King Holiday to be “A Day On, Not A Day Off.

As such, many people set this day aside to participate in community service projects.

Martin King Jr. Day of Service hosts opportunities for your entire family to volunteer together!

You can come and go from the event whenever is convenient for your family. Your efforts will help organizations such as Bed of Bags, KC Hospice and Palliative Care, KC Pet Project & more!
This event is family friendly and children of all ages are welcome.

Come volunteer at the Cleaver Family YMCA from 9 am to Noon on Monday, January 21st 2019.

Cleaver Family YMCA: 7000 Troost Kansas City, Missouri 64131


You can also volunteer at Kansas City’s MLK Day 2019 Day of Service. Kansas Citians will volunteer alongside the AmeriCorps across the city.

Register your family online now! Kick off begins at 9 am on Monday the 21st.

Kids can participate in things like creating murals inside middle schools. Come make the community a better place!


Take a Walk! 

Join the 5th Annual MLK Day Nature Walk with KC Parks & Rec! Get active with your family and celebrate someone who was very active in his community.

The walk will take place from 1 to 4 pm, beginning at Martin Luther King Jr. Square, Swope Parkway & Woodland Ave.


Celebrate MLK Day 2019 with the Community

MNU is hosting an MLK Day Community Celebration, so head on over Tuesday, January 22nd to hear Vivian Avery speak. The university will also present the Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Award. This free event starts at 9:30 am. A great educational event for older kids.


Southern Christian Leadership Conference

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City also commemorates the holiday with nearly two weeks’ worth events.

The celebration lasts from January 12th to January 21st with events happening throughout the week. You can check the MLK event schedule online. The community mass is on January 21st at 3:30 & 6 pm.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series

UMKC annually hosts an MLK lecture series. They have not announced dates yet, but check their website for the most recent updates on speakers, times, and dates.


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 on this Monday either.

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 off work…

There are also other events that honor Martin Luther King Jr. such as the 2019 Black Achievers Dinner, which is hosted by an organization MLK founded.

From our family to yours, iFamilyKC. 

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