Honor Dr. King with a weekend of virtual & live events for MLK Day 2022

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Explore the vision and impact of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., or enjoy pop-up events for Houston MLK Day 2022 with virtual commemorations, live events, and more from Friday, January 14 to MLK Day, Monday, January 17, 2022.

Take time in 2022 to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at these commemorations and events taking place in Houston and virtually.

Martin Luther King Day 2022 Commemorations & Events in Houston 

Saturday, January 15

Sunday, January 16

  • MLK Gospel Extravaganza at Green House International (Canceled) | FREE – In Greenspoint, this house of worship hosts the Black Heritage Society and gospel artists V. Michael McKay and Rhonda McLemore for an evening of blessing in the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Free; donations welcome. 4pm.
  • Inaugural MLK VIP Awards Gala at 366 SkyLounge & Event Center – At the inaugural VIP Awards ceremony from the MLK Grande Parade organization, community members will be honored for their service, while attendees can enjoy a cocktail hour, dinner and live entertainment. 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

MLK Day, Monday, January 17

  • 44th Annual Original MLK Day Parade in Downtown | FREE – Black Heritage Society presents the 44th edition of the original Downtown parade, led by City of Houston dignitaries, marching bands, floats, peaceful marches and other celebrations of the civil rights leader. 10am.
  • Houston MLK Festival at City Hall | FREE – In front of Downtown’s City Hall, the MLK Festival will kick off immediately following the 44th Annual parade and feature live music, kid-friendly fun, craft vendors, performances, and special guests. Ends at 5pm.
  • 28th Annual MLK Grande Parade 2022 in Midtown | FREE – From the corner of San Jacinto and Elgin Streets, the Midtown area will see the 28th Annual MLK Grande Parade send floats, marching bands, dignitaries and more through the streets in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 10am.
  • 34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Breakfast | Virtual – The Greater Houston Frontiers Club hosts their annual scholarship breakfast on Martin Luther King Day to raise funds for providing future generations with education through their commitment to service. The presentation will be aired live on KHOU 11. 9am.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.