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Here is a list of events happening in the Atlanta metro area for you and your family to participate in and enjoy as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

MLK Day of Service. Nationwide. Honor Dr. King’s legacy through service initiatives around Atlanta and Nationwide. Jan. 21.

MLK Park Day. Enjoy free entrance day at National Parks in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some local sites include Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Jan 21.

MLK Day 5K. Piedmont Park. Walkers and runners join together for a race through Piedmont Park. A drumline plays along the race. Ice skating session at Park Tavern rink included. Jan. 21.

Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary. The commemorative service features tributes to the life and achievement of King from national and international leaders. Jan. 21.

MLK Museum Day at Atlanta History Center. Free admission and special programs to honor MLK. This year features a film screening and conversation about “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask.” Jan. 21.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade/Peace March in Downtown McDonough. Honor MLK with a parade and peace march. Jan. 21.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Imaginator Jerry G. White recites Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous I Have a Dream speech, MLK Day Readers Theater, MLK Day Music & Movement and MLK Day Storytime Jan. 21.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Parade in Downtown Fayetteville. Honor Dr. King and enjoy a program following the parade. Jan. 21.

Gwinnett County MLK Parade and Celebration on Lawrenceville Highway. Bands, community groups and more flow down the street to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 21.

Celebrating Dr. King Family Day at Alliance Theatre. Free annual reading of the Palefsky Collision Project’s Dear Dr. King to honor the legacy of MLK. Drama workshops are cancelled. Jan. 21.

Remember to keep the King family in your prayers.  Have a great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

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