From the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s celebration and a day of service at Calvert School, there are lots of ways to commemorate MLK Day with your kids!

2019 MLK Day Celebrations in Baltimore

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration
Thursday, January 17 | 5 PM – 8 PM | The Walters Art Museum

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose skills as an orator continue to inspire the current generation of youth leaders. See presentations by the Baltimore Urban Debate League, take part in special art-making activities, and stop by the free photo booth to commemorate the evening. MORE

Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream Weekend
Saturday, January 19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Sunday, January 20, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Monday, January 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy through fun, educational activities at Port Discovery’s “I Have a Dream Weekend.” Experience African-American history and heritage through interactive programs and performances designed to educate, inspire and help children understand the impact Martin Luther King, Jr. made on America and the world. Learn from the African American Quilters of Baltimore, take a step back in time during Living History performances featuring prominent African Americans and so much more! Educational activities are planned daily throughout the entire weekend. MORE

MLK Day of Service at Calvert School
Monday, January 21 | 9 AM – 1:30 PM | Calvert School

This is a family event, during which Calvert School welcomes your children who attend Calvert or other schools. Every year, volunteers from across the Calvert School community come together to celebrate the life and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of service. Each year over two hundred students, parents, and teachers work with over a dozen community partners both and on and off campus. New this year, bring your appetite. There will be a bake sale organized by Diversity Club members. Proceeds will go to the Wildfire Fund to assist the families displaced by California wildfires. Please know that if you want your child to participate, an adult family member must participate as well. Their hope is that parents will work side by side with their children. MORE

MLK Jr. Day: Maryland Historical Society Museum OPEN and Free
Monday, January 21 | 10 AM – 5 PM | Maryland Historical Society

Visit the Maryland Historical Society for free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MORE

MLK Dare to Dream Day!
Monday, January 21 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America’s history. Join AVAM for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and special performances at this FREE, fun-filled day! Scheduled activities include a button making workshop, step performances, African dance and drum performances, and more! The museum is FREE & open to the public. MORE

MLK Day Celebration 2019
Monday, January 21 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Kaiser Permanente Presents: MLK Day Celebration and Day of Service 2019 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Celebrate the holiday with musical performances, theater readings, a book discussion with Dr. King’s barber, films and craft activities for the family. Kaiser Permanente will provide an array of resource services for the community including free health screenings. Special admission of $5. MORE

19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Monday, January 21 | 12 PM – 2 PM | Downtown Baltimore

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts celebrates the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The parade commemorates the life of civil rights leader and icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2019 at noon. More than 70 groups participate in the parade including high school and community bands, honor/color guards, equestrian units, fraternities & sororities, lively dance squads and civic organizations. The parade steps off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street. Spectators are invited to view the parade from along the route or near the reviewing stand at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Franklin Street. MORE

School’s Out: Underground Railroad to Civil Rights
Monday, January 21 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with the Living History and Heritage Program. Explore 100 years of Howard County history, from the Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights movement. Participate in hands-on activities and games as you look at how the 19th century shaped the events of the mid-20th century. Ages 7-13. MORE