On Monday, Jan. 19, you can celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy at the Annual MLK Community March. The March kicks off at 9 a.m. with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus. Then, participants are invited to march on to the historic Huston-Tillotson University for a community festival that’s open to all.


Photo from the MLK Celebration Facebook page

— Special Note about the March: Unlike past years, the MLK March WILL NOT go to the Capitol this year due to the preparations for the Gubernatorial Inauguration on the following day.

— About the MLK Community Festival:
The MLK Community Festival kicks off as soon the march concludes and will last until 3 p.m. Visitors will enjoy live music and goods from several local vendors. Click here for the festival program with the entertainment schedule.

— About the Food Drive:
This year, marchers are asked to donate canned goods or non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.  Donation receptacles will be available at the start of the march at The University of Texas as well as at the Community Festival at Huston-Tillotson University. For a list of items to donate, please click here.

For more information about the MLK March & Festival including a map of the march route and parking information, you can visit the MLK Celebration website.