Celebrate the vision and the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these Houston MLK Day 2017 celebrations parades, performances, and gatherings from Friday, January 13 to Monday, January 16, 2017.
Although the official day for honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. may not be until Monday, January 16, there are plenty of celebrations and events on Saturday and Sunday leading up to Houston MLK Day 2017.
Martin Luther King Day 2017 Celebrations in Houston
Saturday, January 14, 2017
- MLK Youth Parade in Midtown Houston | FREE – Head to Midtown to march in – or watch – the MLK Youth Parade. Noon to 1:30pm.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
- Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at Rothko Chapel – Rothko Chapel welcomes you to a celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. The program will include readings and refreshments. Free with registration. 5pm.
MLK Day, Monday, January 16, 2017
- 23rd Annual MLK Grande Parade in Midtown | FREE – Watch over 30 marching bands and 15 parade floats at the 23rd Annual MLK Parade in Midtown near the HCC Central Campus. 10am to noon.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Breakfast at George R. Brown Convention Center – The North Houston Frontiers Club hosts its 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Breakfast at the George R Brown Convention Center with keynote speaker Mayor Sylvester Turner. Tickets are $50, not including ticket fees. 8am.
- 39th Annual MLK Jr. Parade & Celebration at Minute Maid Park | FREE – Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as The Black Heritage Society Organization presents the 39th Annual Dr. MLK Jr. Parade in Downtown. 10am.
- MLK Parade and Gospel Festival at the Baytown Town Square | FREE – Head over to the Historic Baytown Town Square to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a local church choir, praise dancers, and a parade. 10am to 1pm.
- MLK Day Audio Installation at Rothko Chapel | FREE – In honor of MLK Day, the Rothko Chapel plays speeches from Dr. King’s life throughout the day. Come listen to the quiet of the Chapel resonate with MLK’s voice. Times include 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.
- MLK Day at Children’s Museum of Houston – Join the Children’s Museum of Houston in honoring civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy during their 21st annual celebration. Tickets are $5. Noon.