Honor Dr. King during a weekend celebrating MLK Day 2018

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Celebrate the vision and the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these Houston MLK Day 2017 celebrations parades, performances, and gatherings from Saturday, January 13 to Monday, January 15, 2018.

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Although the official day for honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. may not be until Monday, January 15, there are plenty of celebrations and events on Saturday and Sunday leading up to Houston MLK Day 2018.

Martin Luther King Day 2018 Celebrations in Houston 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

  • MLK Health Fair at The Fifth Ward Multi Service Center | FREE – The MLK Health Fair will feature an assortment of local healthcare professionals who own businesses including physicians, dentists, restaurant owners, fitness trainers, dietitians and more. Enjoy a complimentary catered breakfast, giveaways, free haircuts for kids, free health screenings and live music and entertainment. 8am to noon.
  • MLK Youth Parade in Midtown Houston | FREE – Head to Midtown to march in – or watch – the 12th Annual MLK Youth Parade featuring 10 parade floats and 20 marching bands. The parade will take place near the HCC Central Campus. Noon.
  • Pearland MLKCC Celebration of Unity Festival | FREE – The Pearland MLK Celebration Committee presents the 1st Annual Martin Luther King, Kr. Celebration of Unity at Pearland Town Center. Continue the recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the community and enjoy cultural performances, live music, kid’s activities, food, speakers, and other activities. 3pm to 8pm.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

  • MLK Battle of the Bands Competition at W.W. Thorne Stadium | FREE – The 17th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands will feature more than 20 nationally acclaimed marching bands from across the country, including the best high school marching bands from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. 4pm to 8pm.

MLK Day, Monday, January 15, 2018

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