Honor Dr. King with a week’s worth of events celebrating MLK Day 2019

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Celebrate the vision and the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these Houston MLK Day 2019 celebrations parades, performances, and gatherings from Saturday, January 12 to MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 2019.

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Although the official day for honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. may not be until Monday, January 21, there are plenty of celebrations and events the week leading up to Houston MLK Day 2019.

Martin Luther King Day 2019 Celebrations in Houston 

Saturday, January 12, 2019 

  • Pearland MLKCC Celebration of Unity Festival | FREE – The Pearland MLK Celebration Committee presents the 2nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. 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. 6pm to 8pm.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at Rothko Chapel – The Rothko Chapel will hold lectures and host conversation exploring the power of symbols in society today. The conversation will include civil rights activist and organizer Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. and Former Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao exploring the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Dr. King, moderated by Melanie Lawson. The program features opening remarks by Mayor Sylvester Turner and Consul General of India, Dr. Anupam Ray. Tickets are pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $20. 7pm.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • MLK Youth Parade in Midtown Houston | FREE – Head to Midtown to march in –or watch– the 13th Annual MLK Youth Parade featuring 10 parade floats and 20 marching bands. The parade will take place near the HCC Central Campus. Noon to 1:30pm.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

  • MLK Battle of the Bands Competition at W.W. Thorne Stadium | FREE – The 18th 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 7pm.

MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 2019

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