NATIONWIDE -- Monday, Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Across the country, citizens will gather to memorialize the life of Dr. King and volunteer their time to better communities in his honor. We have compiled a list of events and opportunities happening across North Carolina:


  • 1/12: 38th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony 9am-11am, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens, 1215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Raleigh, NC
  • 1/13: Youth Innovation Summit 8am-2pm, Cary Academy, 1500 North Harrison Avenue, Cary, NC 27513 
  • 1/15: MLK Day of Service Times and locations vary (see link) 
  • 1/15: MLK Interfaith Prayer Breakfast 6am-8am (doors open at 5:45am), Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • 1/15: MLK Memorial March 11am, Departs from State Capitol Building, Edenton Street Side, in Downtown Raleigh
  • 1/15: Idea Generation Next - College Edition 12pm, Duke Energy Center for The Performing Arts, 2 E South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • 1/15: Evening Musical Celebration 5:30pm, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Meymandi Hall, 2 E South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


  • 1/13: MLK Holiday Parade 10am-12pm, Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
  • 1/13: MLK Call to Service  12pm-2pm, Times and locations vary (see link) 
  • 1/13: MLK Growing the Dream Awards Ceremony 12:30pm-3pm, Johnson C. Smith University
  • 1/13: MLK P.E.A.C.E. Basketball Showcase 1pm-10pm, Jack S. Brayboy Gymnasium, Johnson C. Smith University
  • 1/15: March for Justice: 50 Years Later 9:15am, Charlotte Convention Center to Marshall Park
  • 1/15: Memorial Wreath Laying 9:45am, Marshall Park



  • 1/12: MLK Annual Celebration Dinner 6pm, HILTON Riverside Hotel, 301 N. Water Street, Wilmington. Tickets Available
  • 1/13: Family Fun Day 11am, William E. Murphy, III Sports Complex, 401 S. 8th Street, Wilmington
  • 1/15: MLK Holiday Parade 11am, 3rd Street and 4th Street, between Hanover Street and Princess Street, Wilmington.