Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission are proud to announce a variety of events to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the month of January.

The Commission is a volunteer organization including business and community representatives appointed by Mayor Dyer to raise funds and coordinate events that promote the celebration of Dr. King’s legacy of equality, justice, freedom, peace and harmony for all races and cultures in Greater Orlando. Below is a list of this year’s events.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Candlelight Vigil and March
6:00 p.m.
Beginning at Orlando City Hall, 400 Orange Avenue

Presented by Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. This event is free and following the vigil participants will march to Shiloh Baptist Church.

 

Interfaith Multicultural Celebration

6:30 p.m.
Shiloh Baptist Church, 604 West Jackson Street

Presented by the Interfaith Council of Central Florida. This event is free and will feature speakers from various faiths reflecting on Dr. King’s life and legacy.

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

13th Annual MLK Leadership Forum

6:30 p.m.

Florida A&M University College of Law, 201 Beggs Avenue

Presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity & Florida A&M University College of Law Black Law Student Association. The forum is a panel discussion focusing on issues of significance to the community and concepts addressed by Dr. King. This event is free.

 

Friday, January 12, 2018

32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Luncheon

11:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Orlando – Faith Hall, 3000 South John Young Parkway

The theme of the event is “Fulfilling the American Dream” and the speaker is Karen Hunter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, professor and publisher. There is a cost for this event.

 

2018 City of Hope

7:00 p.m.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church, 535 West Washington Street

Presented by the “Negro Spiritual” Scholarship Foundation. The concert performance features music, visual imagery, oration and poetry. This event is free.

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

10:00 a.m. (parade starts)

Southwest Orlando Jaycee, Orange Avenue

The theme for this event is King: His Voice, His Teachings, His Love for Humanity. This is a community parade to honor the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and bring the message of unity to all people.

 

Monday, January 15, 2018

27th Annual Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy Prayer Breakfast***

7:45 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Orlando – Faith Hall, 3000 South John Young Parkway

Presented by the YMCA of Central Florida and The Southwest Orlando Jaycees. There is a cost for this event.

 

City of Orlando’s Great Day of Service Projects

9:00 a.m.

Trotters Park, 2701 Lee Road

 Presented by City of Orlando District Commissioners, the Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Green-Up Orlando, Keep Orlando Beautiful & Green Works Orlando. Together, volunteers will work on projects to benefit City of Orlando residents. This event is free.

Attendees will plant seedlings for Civil Rights and Cleanup/Great Day of Service.

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Orlando Magic Game

7:00 p.m.

Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, Amway Stadium, 400 West Church Street, #200

Youth Humanitarian award winners will be recognized during half time at the Orlando Magic game.  The award winners are Orange County middle and high students selected by school officials for exemplifying the ideals embraced by Dr. King, Jr.

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Beyond The Dream: A Gospel Concert Celebration

7:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 East Jackson Street

Presented by City of Orlando Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission celebrating 32 years of the King Holiday in songs and performances. This event is free.


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