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Honoring MLK Day: Celebrations across South Florida

Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day – and you can honor his legacy during special events planned throughout the Miami-South Florida region.

Some events are different dates. Please return to this feature as other events are added.

Miami Dade

Overtown

Friends of the Underline Martin Luther King weekend bike ride to Overtown at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 from Brickell Metrorail Station, SW First Ave. and 10 St., Miami. Click here to register.

Liberty City

MLK Health & Hope Community 5K & Empowerment Party from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at 5525 NW 7 Ave. starting with a community 5K Run/Walk followed by a party hosted by ERace the Hate and Black Men Build with a community panel, music, food, giveaways and other prizes. Click here for more info.

MLK Day Service Project from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Belafonte Tacolcy Center, NW 62 St. and 10 Ave. hosted by Greater Miami Service Corps. in collaboration with various other local groups. Volunteer effort includes painting, mulching, litter removal and plantings. Breakfast snacks and refreshments provided. Click here to register.

Homestead

Martin Luther King Day Community Breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Jan. 13 at Phichol Williams Community Center, 951 SW 4 St., Homestead. Free but reservation required. Click here to reserve a spot.

South Miami

A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. presented by Miami Jazz Cooperative and Sunshine Jazz Organization at 8 p.m. on Jan. 16 at UU Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76 Ave. with essays, poetry and music by a variety of artists. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Click here for info.

 

Broward

Fort Lauderdale

Parade and Unity Festival January 16 in Fort Lauderdale. Parade is 9:30 a.m. on Sistrunk Boulevard between Northwest Fifth Avenue & Northwest 15th Avenue. Unity Festival is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 33311. Parade includes school bands, performers, floats, and people from local organizations and businesses.  For information, 754-444-8035 or online

Sunrise

Events January 15 include 

2 p.m. limited seating. Please request vouchers for free film “King Richard” featuring Will Smith as the father of Venus and Serena Williams. Information and requests for vouchers, 954-747-4646

6 p.m. Art Gallery event, free

6 p.m. limited seating for performance in the theater. Event features vocalist CeCe Teneal, Information and requests for vouchers, 954-747-4646

Venue is Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise

Dania Beach

Breakfast 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. January 16 Thomas Park, 800 NW Second Street, Dania 33004

Parade 9 a.m. January 16 from Thomas Park, 800 NW Second Street, Dania 33004, route includes US One and Stirling Road

Festivities including DJ entertainment, food vendors, bounce houses, and basketball event, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. January 16 at Thomas Park, 800 NW Second Street, Dania 33004

Parking is free. Information is on Facebook

Pompano

Parade & Festivities in Pompano Beach offer parade at 9 a.m. January 16 from Ely High School, 1201 NW 6th Avenue. Festivities 11:30 a.m. at Moore Park, 901 NW  10th Street., Pompano include food vendors, item vendors and fun for youngsters. For information, 954-786-4111 &  online.

Tamarac

Unity March is 9 a.m. January 16 from Tamarac Park, 7501 N. University Drive. Entertainment and refreshments at City Hall, 7525 NW 88th Avenue. First 100 registrants online receive a free T-shirt. Entertainment includes African drum and dance performances by Ashanti Cultural Arts. Storybook fun for youngsters, and light refreshments offered.

Deerfield

Parade at 10 a.m. January 16 and festivities at 12 p.m. at park, 445 SW 2nd St., Deerfield, includes speakers, live entertainment, and food, Information is online.

 

Miramar

Parade at 11 a.m. January 16 and Festival at 4 p.m. at Lakeshore Park, 8501 Sherman Circle. Information is online or 954-602-3178, free event.

Greater Palm Beach

West Palm

Volunteer work and other events January 16 in West Palm Beach. Information is online, volunteer@jewishpalmbeach.org.

Events presented by Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Boca Raton

Festivities in Boca Raton January 16 include a Unity March at 10 a.m. from 200 Ruby Street to Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real. Participants include

  • FAU Jazz Ensemble
  • Boca Raton Community High band & color guard.

Events 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the amphitheater include speakers, awards, rides, DJ entertainment & food vendors. Information is online.

Boynton Beach

MLK, JR. Day in Boynton Beach are 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. January 16, including entertainment, food vendors and activities for youngsters, at 209 NW Ninth Ave., Boynton 33435, information is online. Free entry. Entertainment includes

Volunteers are welcome for a neighborhood pick up project,  9 a.m. – 11 a.m., with snacks at 8 a.m., 561-742-6010

 

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!

 

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.

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.

All Miami-South Florida On The Cheap writers/editors contributed to this report.

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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Garden tour

10:00 am | FREE | Society of the Four Arts

Noon Tunes in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | FREE | Stranahan Park

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

$9 deal for roller skating in Davie

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

Free 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

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

SoundScape Cinema Series: Free outdoor movies in Miami Beach

8:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Jazz at Jackson

12:00 pm | FREE | Alamo Park

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

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

Perez Museum Floating Film

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

GOGO MOAD Art Making Workshop

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00 | IS Projects

Free 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

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

Friday, February 10, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

11:00 am to 11:30 pm | FREE | Seminole Hard Rock

Art After Dark at Norton in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Norton Museum of Art

Night market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

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

Friday Films in Palm Beach

5:30 pm | $10.00 | Society of the Four Arts

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Food In Motion vendor fair in Fort Lauderdale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Feldman Park

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Free live entertainment in Pompano

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Lawn at Atlantic Boulevard and Pompano Beach Boulevard

Jam on percussion for free

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

Potter In Residence

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wolfsonian-FIU

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Tunes 'n Trucks in Sunrise

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | City Park

Free movie in West Palm Beach

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Waterfront Commons

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

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

Free outdoor film in Weston

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Weston Regional Park

Chamber Music

7:30 pm | $15.00 | Black Archives Historic Lyric Theatre

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

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

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

All Day | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Boca Raton Beer Wine & Spirits Fest

Discounted | Mizner Park in Boca

$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

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

9:00 am to 11:30 pm | FREE | Seminole Hard Rock

Family Art Workshop

10:00 am to 11:30 am | FREE | Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami

Woofstock in Sunrise

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Welleby Park

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Free Family Fun Day

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Valentine's Weekend Orchid Show & Sale.

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Safe Schools Institute

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Florida Renaissance Festival on weekends

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Free Zumba in Wellington

10:30 am to 11:30 am | FREE | Mall at Wellington Green

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

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

Family Fest: Rita Finds Home

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Free Marlins Fan Fest

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | loanDepot Park

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Rock n' Ride in Tamarac

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Sports complex

Free GOGO MOAD Family Art Fun

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Surfside Town Hall

Canes Baseball Fan Fest

4:00 pm | FREE | Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free 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

Deep Fried Funk in Weston

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

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

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, February 12, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

$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

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Valentine Orchid Show & Sale

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Safe Schools Institute

Festival Exhibition

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Florida Renaissance Festival on weekends

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Kids' Graffiti Drawing Class

10:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

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

Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | Seminole Hard Rock

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

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

Concert for Kids

11:30 am | $20.00 | New World Center | New World Symphony

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dania Pointe

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

Tropical Sundays Live Music

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

Free 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

$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.

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, February 13, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

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

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

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

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Register for Valentine Night Hike in Davie

$5.00 | Long Key Natural Area

Group Valentine's Day wedding event

11:30 am to 2:30 pm | FREE | Broward Clerk of Courts

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

All Arts Open Mic Night

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

 

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