These free events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. will take place during the holiday weekend:
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Liberty City starts at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, along Northwest 54th Street from 10th to 32nd avenues, and ends with a celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 6000 NW 32nd Ave. Expect to see high school marching bands, athletes and cheerleaders, floats, cars, fire trucks, local politicians, union leaders, activists, and dancers. Once the parade reaches the park, revelers can enjoy food, activities for kids, and a variety of vendors and entertainment. For more info, call 305-835-2464
Candlelight Vigil: The North Miami University Relations Board honors Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Candelight Vigil at 6 p.m., Jan. 15. The free event will feature spoken word, song and dance performances plus, participants take part in a circle of unity. MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125 St. Call 305-895-9840.
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.