Upcoming Events


9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
39th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Wreath Laying Ceremony

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens
1215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Raleigh, NC
Sponsoring Partner: Raleigh Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance

 A Day of Prayer and Reflection
We pause today to pray, reflect and thank God for the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us for corporate prayer wherever you from 9am-11am for our nation and our community as we face the realization of the urgency of now.  Continue to pray and join us in our efforts as we continue on this journey to achieve a more Beloved Community that reflects the wholeness of our humanity.


7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
2019 Youth Innovation Summit (Grades 5-12) 
Cary Academy
Sponsoring Partner: Triangle Uplift Foundation

The Triangle Uplift Foundation is proud to partner with the Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee to sponsor a Youth Innovation Summit for young people in the Triangle area. The goal is to reach minority, female, and other underrepresented students by providing an opportunity to increase students’ confidence and identity, and to inspire them to pursue study in STEAM-related fields of study. The event will serve 5th through 12th grade students from the Triangle area The Summit will provide a rich, collaborative environment exposing them to innovative ideas and programming that will ignite their interests and help them see pathways to a successful future in these careers. The event will target middle and high schools students in the Triangle area.

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MLK Day of Service- United Way of Greater Triangle

7:15 a.m.
(Doors open at 5:45 a.m., breakfast is served from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ONLY)
39th Annual MLK, Jr. Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

David Crabtree
WRAL Anchor/Reporter,  Ordained Minister, Raleigh, NC
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You can watch the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on WRAL-TV at 8:00 a.m. and FOX 50 at noon.

11:00 a.m.
39th Annual MLK Memorial March
Sponsoring Partners: United Way of the Greater Triangle and Red Hat
Departs from State Capitol Building, Edenton Street Side, Downtown Raleigh 10:00 a.m. March assembly and line up begins.

12:00 p.m.
The 39th Annual Martin Luther King Noon Observation
Duke Energy Center for The Performing Arts, 2 E South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Sponsoring Partner: United Way of the Greater Triangle

5:30 p.m.
39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening Musical Celebration
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Meymandi Hall, 2 E South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

All programs are FREE and open to the public in cooperation with area businesses, corporations, churches and civic organizations.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!