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Martin Luther King Day in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Martin Luther King Day Events in Minneapolis and St. Paul

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Martin Luther King Day is Monday January 20, 2014.

Martin Luther King Day is a Federal holiday, and Martin Luther King Day is a holiday in the state of Minnesota.

Many organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul hold events to commemorate and remember the life and work of Rev. Dr. King on this day. All events are on Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 20, 2014, unless otherwise noted.

 

Events and Celebrations on Martin Luther King Day in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Celebration is held in the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Recreation Center at 4055 Nicollet Avenue S. in Minneapolis. A keynote speech, a tribute to Dr. King, entertainment and performances. The Minneapolis Parks Board will present their "Living the Dream" award at the event. 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm, free, and open to the public.

Martin Luther King Feeding the Dream Community Food Drive The fifth annual “Feeding the Dream” Community Food Drive is underway at all Minneapolis Parks recreation centers. Please bring non-perishable food donation to your local recreation center, or to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Celebration.

24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast is held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year's keynote speaker is Donna Brazile, political strategist, author, adjunct professor. The event also has several other speakers, and musical performances. Tickets to attend are $30. The event will also be broadcast live on Twin Cities Public Television at 8 am.

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration the Powderhorn Community Center is host to this community event, honoring the work of Dr. King and the civil rights movement. The event features music, dancing, and family activities, and lunch is provided. 

Martin Luther King Community Breakfasts. The St. Paul Area Council of Churches host community breakfasts at six churches and across the Twin Cities: New Hope Baptist Church, Saint Paul; Augustana Lutheran Church, West St. Paul; Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Saint Paul; White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, Mahtomedi; Holy Family Catholic Church, Duluth; St Bridget Catholic Church, River Falls. Tickets are $5, children under 12 are free. You must register for tickets by January 16.

Augsburg College's Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. Augsburg College's annual Convocation Series hosts a free, public event on Martin Luther King Day, Dare to Dream Big, a celebration of song. The event is hosted by T. Mychael Rambo and Brian Grandison. Monday, January 20, 1 p.m, at the Hoversten Chapel, in in Augsburg's Foss Center. Check the Augsburg Convocation Series website for the latest information on the event.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College: Martin Luther King Day of Service. Saturday January 18. A community breakfast at MCTC with speakers and music, followed by a day of community service projects with organizations around Minneapolis. Participation is open to all. Register to participate at MCTC's website.

Bell Concert at Minneapolis/Hennepin County Courthouse. The Tower Bell Foundation perform an annual Martin Luther King concert on the courthouse's bells, featuring songs of peace and patriotic music. The concert is noon- 1 p.m. listeners can hear inside or outside the Courthouse. Pending confirmation - check the Tower Bell Foundation website for event details.

Martin Luther King Events outside the Metro Area

In Duluth? There are several Martin Luther King events planned, including a march and rally, prayer vigil, community breakfast, and several other events over the weekend and on Martin Luther King Day.

Attractions and Things to do on Martin Luther King Day

Most shopping malls, museums and attractions, and many businesses and offices will generally be open as usual on Martin Luther King Day. Hours may be different for Martin Luther King Day, so call or check websites for hours. 

More information: What's Open and What's Closed on Martin Luther King Day in Minneapolis/St. Paul

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