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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Commemorate and celebrate the life of civil rights leader Dr. King at events across the U.S. Here’s a selection of AAA listed events ranging from parades and rallies to gospel singing and bell ringing.

Jan. 21 BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – free museum admission and events. (205) 328- 9696 ext. 211

Jan. 21 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Martin Luther King Celebration, Sacramento Convention Center – multi-cultural talent showcase, visual arts and kids educational activities. (916) 995-3882

Jan. 21 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., MLK Day March and Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Yerba Buena Gardens – a parade march featuring an MLK Dream address and children's reading festival. (415) 978-2787

Jan. 21 DENVER, Colo., Martin Luther King "Marade," City Park to the state capitol – a parade march and rally. (720) 971-1329  

Jan. 21 WASHINGTON, D.C., Multicultural Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ – a celebration of service to others. (202) 829-5511

Jan. 19 ORLANDO, Fla., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade,  downtown, beginning at corner of East Livingston Street and North Orange Avenue. (407) 412- 9646

Jan. 14 MOULTRIE, Ga., Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, downtown – a celebration featuring the Marine Corps Band, Calhoun County Band and combined Colquitt County bands. (229) 985- 1974 

Jan. 19 BALTIMORE, Md., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, beginning at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Eutaw Street. (410) 752-8632

Jan. 13 MERIDIAN, Miss., Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and Celebration, downtown. (601) 482-8001

Jan. 21 BILOXI, Miss., Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, downtown, Mississippi Coast Coliseum – a parade and battle of marching bands from predominantly black state colleges. (228) 374-0858

Jan. 21 NATCHEZ, Miss., Martin Luther King Parade, downtown – a parade of marching bands and vehicles. (601) 446-6345 

Jan. 21 MOREHEAD CITY, N.C., Martin Luther King Celebration, Crystal Coast Civic Center – entertainment, gospel singing and birthday cake. (888) 899-6088

Jan. 21 WILMINGTON, N.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and Commemoration, various locations – a parade of floats, bands, horse riders, drill teams, officials and community leaders; also food, entertainment, a gospel concert and speeches. (910) 763-4138 

Jan. 19-21 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Anniversary Commemoration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., National Civil Rights Museum – speakers, forums and concerts. (901) 521-9699

Jan. 19 HOUSTON, Texas, MLK Youth Parade, downtown – a noon parade featuring floats and marching bands. (713) 953-1633

Jan. 21 HOUSTON, Texas, MLK Grande Parade, downtown – a parade of high school, college and military marching bands and floats from across the country. (713) 953- 1633

Jan. 19 CHARLESTON, W.Va., West Virginia's Martin Luther King Day Celebration, West Virginia State Capitol and Asbury United Methodist Church – an ecumenical service, march and bell ringing ceremony. (304) 558-0162

Throughout the year, search AAA listed events by destination and date on AAA.com.