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MLK Jr. Day events

Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day – and you can honor his legacy during special events planned throughout the Miami-South Florida region.

This year, many cities and organizations are returning to in-person celebrations. For example, there will be a Unity March presented by the City of Tamarac and a commemorative bike ride in Miami Gardens. But be aware that not all events are scheduled for Jan. 17 – so pay close attention to the date.

PLEASE NOTE: We also suggest you always confirm before heading out to any event these days, as plans may change. And keep checking back as we continue to update this roundup!

EVENTS HONORING MLK IN 2022

Miami-Dade County

Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Bike Ride: The City of Miami Gardens is set to host a mass community bike ride to honor King and his legacy. When: 8 a.m. Jan. 15 at Charles Hadley Park, 1350 NW 50th St. Click here for more information. Free

MLK Community Karaoke: This great community event also hosted by Miami Gardens calls for the city to unite in honoring King through music,  with a karaoke event titled, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” When: 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater, 3000 NW 199th St. Click here for more information. Free

United Way Miami Day of Service: Easterseals of South Florida, volunteers, and the United Way will come together to participate in a remote kit-packing project that consists of putting together DIY Memory Enrichment Kits and Children’s Healthy Snack Packs that will benefit the community at Easterseals South Florida. Once kits are completed, volunteers can drop them off at a designated time on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. When: Jan. 21 and 28 at the United Way Miami Ansin Building, 3250 SW 3 Ave. Click here to register. Free

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants  and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Pop-Up Art Exhibits by Local Black Artists: Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants throughout Miami will be hosting artists pop-ups to spotlight one local Black artist by displaying several curated pieces and the artist’s biographical information in its lobby. In addition, each hotel will host intimate meet and greets in its lobby from 5-6pm where guests can connect directly with the artist. Events will take place at EPIC Hotel, Palomar South Beach Hotel, Angler’s Hotel, and Surfcomber. Free

Broward County

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March: Celebrate the life and work of MLK by joining the City of Tamarac in a Unity March. Refreshments and entertainment will be available. First 100 registrants for the event will receive a free T-shirt. When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Tamarac Park, 7501 N. University Drive. RSVP here. Free

Heal the Planet Neighborhood Clean-Up: Join the YMCA and other volunteer groups in a day of service in honor of MLK Day. When: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Provident Park, 1412 NW Sixth St. Free registration here. Free

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration: This two-day event in Deerfield Beach starts with a Unity Concert Day on Jan. 15 and culminates with a parade on Jan. 17. Find more information online. Free

MLK Celebration at Lakeshore Park: On Jan. 17, the City of Miramar invites you to a parade and other festivities at Lakeshore Park, 8501 Sherman Circle. Parade is set for 10 a.m. around Sherman Circle. Festivities are planned from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Find information online or call 954-602-3178. Free

Parade & Festivities in Pompano Beach: Parade at 9 a.m. Jan. 17 from Ely High School, 1201 NW 6th Avenue. Festivities 11:30 a.m. at Moore Park, 901 NW  10th Street. Information is online.

Speakers, poetry & performances round out festivities in Pembroke Pines for MLK Day: Event is 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Jan. 17, City Center, 601 City Center Way. Information is online.

Palm Beach County

Festivities in Boca Raton: Jan. 17 plans include a Unity March at 10 a.m. from 200 Ruby Street to Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real. Participants include FAU Jazz Ensemble &  Raton Community High Band & Color Guard. Events set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at amphitheater include speakers, awards, rides, DJ entertainment & food vendors. Information is online.

Rev. Dr. MLK, JR. Day Celebration in Boynton Beach: The city is hosting outdoor festivities from noon-4 p.m. Jan. 17, including entertainment, games, food vendors, exhibits and activities for youngsters, at 209 NW Ninth Ave. Information is online. Free

South Florida Fair in West Palm is featuring MLK Jr.  Day events Jan. 17, Information is online

Free entry to national parks on MLK Day

All 392 U.S. national parks offer free entry on certain holidays every year. And Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of those holidays. 

This offer includes entry at Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, off Key West. Click here for more information.

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Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

All Day | Discounted

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tai Chi class

8:00 am to 10:00 am | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Food Trucks at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Quiet Waters Park

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Free Movie: The Fifth Element

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lummus Park

Friday, August 19, 2022

Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

All Day | Discounted

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Free concert: SPAM Allstars and DJ Kumi

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park

Sounds of Little Haiti

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Little Haiti Cultural Center

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Sunset cruise with live entertainment

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | $20.00 | Intracoastal Waterway

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Calle Ocho

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free Friday Drum Jam

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Jamz: live music in Fort Lauderdale

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Mills Pond Park

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

All Day | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

All Day | Discounted

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

Vintage Fair @ Festival Marketplace

10:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Festival Marketplace

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Park offers rides on model train

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $1.50-3.00 | Tradewinds Park

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Free admission to Norton Museum of Art for Palm Beach County residents

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Family Day

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | The Underline Urban Gym

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens free summer concert series

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Downtown at the Gardens

Rock n' Ride car show

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Sports complex

Elevated vendor market in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk.

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

All Day | Discounted

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Park offers rides on model train

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $1.50-3.00 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Summer Sunday Picnic Series

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free entry to Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood Art & Culture Center

Afternoon at the Cinema

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live music in Lake Worth

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Bryant Park in Lake Worth

Sunday on the Waterfront free concerts

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free concert: Mike Gerber Quartet

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Collins Park

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

All Day | Discounted

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

$15 Mondays at Zoo Miami

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tarpon River Brewing

Jam Session

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

AMC Theatres discount Tuesdays

All Day | Discounted | AMC Theatres

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

All Day | Discounted

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

All Day | Discounted

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Now and Then

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Drum circle

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Now and Then

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom

2021 Events

The annual MLK Business Expo will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 in Cutler Bay. Attend this free community event and learn about products and services in South Dade, network with key business professionals, gain insight on a wealth of government services and find out the latest on real estate, personal finance, tax breaks and more. The event will be at Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, 10701 SW 184th St, Cutler Bay, FL 33157. For more info, call 305-375-5661.

MLK Day of Service in Hialeah involves volunteers who will work on projects in the community. Jan. 20 at 8 a.m. at South Hialeah Elementary School, 265 E. 5 St., Hialeah. RSVP here.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Celebration: Hosted by the City of Miami Gardens, this free online event will feature music, tributes and reflections to honor the legacy of the civil rights movement pioneer. When: Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. Click here for more information and click here to RSVP.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade: Set to be broadcast on local television, the event will chronicle Dr. King’s work in Miami during the civil rights movement. When: Jan. 18; 10 a.m. on WPLG-Ch. 10. Click here for details.

Voices of Freedom: An Arsht Center Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.A livestreamed event filmed at the North Beach Bandshell featuring performances by Miami-based artists singer Kaylan Arnold, singer Sherretta Ivey, Miami Sound Choir, The Children’s Voice Choir and poet Darius Daughtry. Tracy Cloyd of Hot 105 FM hosts and M. Denise Simmons directs. Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Click here to RSVP.

30th Annual MLK CelebrationThe online event, presented by Florida International University’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, will feature keynote speaker Bernice A. King, minister, attorney and daughter of Martin Luther King paying homage to her father’s life and legacy. When: Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for details to RSVP.

 

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