Plan Your 5-Day MLK Weekend: January 16 to 20, 2020

The Original MLK Day Parade | Photo courtesy of Black Heritage Society

Find the perfect things to do in Houston during Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend with our Houston MLK Weekend Guide for Thursday, January 16 to MLK Day, Monday, January 20, 2020. 

MLK Weekend Shortcuts

All MLK Weekend Long

Thursday,  January 16

Friday,  January 17

Saturday,  January 18

Sunday,  January 19

MLK Day, Monday, January 20

Search Our Calendar by Date

Get a Nightlife This Week

Top Concerts This Week

Where to Happy Hour

The Best Bars in Houston

Where to Brunch

Places to Explore

Discover Walkable Houston

Travel the Globe in Houston

50 Best Things to Do in Houston

March in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., experience a two-day festival of Turkish music, taste some of The Woodlands most delicious eats, browse an art show inspired by all things Hello Kitty, snuggle up in a onesie for a themed Midtown bar crawl, cheer on the Rockets when they meet LeBron and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston MLK Weekend, from Thursday, January 16 to MLK Day, Monday, January 20, 2020.

Want to add your event? Order a Boosted Calendar Listing and we’ll add it within one business day.

Things to Do All MLK Weekend

Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • Taste of the Town at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Resort Sample foods from a variety of restaurants, bakeries, and distributors at the annual Taste of the Town event in The Woodlands. Featuring more than 40 local vendors, the culinary showcase also offers raffles, contests, and live entertainment. Advance tickets start at $35; $20 for ages 6 to 12. 4pm to 9pm.
  • Cocktails & Conversations: How to Feed a Growing Planet at The Health Museum Sip cocktails while engaging in a discussion of global food security, food waste, malnutrition and sustainable solutions to the hunger crisis at The Health Museum’s evening event, Cocktails & Conversations. Panelists include the Houston Food Bank’s Kathy Lipman, Gabriel Durham of the University of Houston Office of Sustainability, Dr. Shreela Sharma from Brighter Bites, and moderator Phil Gurley from Blackwood Farms. Tickets for general admission are $15; $10 for members. 5pm.
  • Yvonne Orji at White Oak Music Hall – Burst out laughing as the actress who portrays Molly on HBO’s Insecure, Yvonne Orji, shares her journey in a stand-up show at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets are $35 in advance. 7pm.
  • Sixteen Candles Movie Screening at Discovery Green | FREE Watch the ‘80s classic, Sixteen Candles, during a free outdoor screening at Discovery Green. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Hobby Center Hear the French works of Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Fauré when the Chamber Music Society of New York City’s Lincoln Center performs for one night at Hobby Center. Tickets start at $39. 8pm.
  • Beth Stelling at The Secret Group – Catch a stand-up show by Beth Stelling, a writer for HBO’s Crashing and star of comedy specials on Showtime and Netflix. Tickets range from $10 to $15. 8pm.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Things to Do on Saturday, January 18 to MLK Day, Monday, January 20, 2020.

Be sure to subscribe to our free Weekend Planner email and receive a round-up of great things to do this weekend in Houston in your inbox every week. Click here to sign up.

Add Your Event

Don’t see your event? Order a Boosted Calendar Listing and we’ll add it within one business day. Or contact our advertising team to learn about larger campaigns, including bulk and discount options.