Programs/Events

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


Upcoming Triangle MLK Events

Community Planning Meeting
Dec. 7, 2013 | 10:00 a.m.
A Community planning meeting will be held December 7th at First Baptist Church, located at 101 Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC.


Wreath Laying Ceremony 
Jan. 17, 2014 |  6:00pm
The 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held at the MLK Memorial Gardens located at MLK Blvd and Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh.
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Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Jan. 20, 2014 | 7:15 a.m.
The 34th Annual  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast will be held Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, RTP.  Doors open at 6 a.m. Breakfast served from 6am-8am. Program starts at 7:15am.
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The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Memorial March
Jan. 20, 2014 | 11:00 a.m.
The March will depart at 11:00 a.m. from State Capitol Building- Edenton Street side. Individuals, Community Leaders, Churches, and Civic Organizations participation is encouraged.


Ecumenical Observance
Jan. 20, 2014| 12:00 p.m.
The 34th Annual Martin Luther King Noon Ecumenical Observance will be held Monday, January 20, 2014 at Meymandi Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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RuthLaOntraEarnest PughEvening Musical Performance featuring
Earnest Pugh and Ruth La’ontra
Jan. 20, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.

The 34th Annual Martin Luther King Evening Musical  will be held Monday, January 20, 2014 5:30pm at Meymandi Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. Don’t miss National Recording Artists Earnest Pugh and Ruth La’ontra.
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Other Triangle Area Events (Wake, Durham, Orange, and Johnston Counties)

Cary, NC
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
7:00 PM Cary’s MLK 4th Annual Dreamfest: Women Of Action GatheringPage-Walke Arts & History Center119 Ambassador Loop, CaryCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Kris Carmichael
PHONE: 919 460-4963
EMAIL: kris.carmichael@townofcary.org
WEB: http://www.townofcary.org/
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
1:00 PM Cary’s Martin Luther King Dreamfest: An Arts Tribute To Martin The Cary Arts Center101 Dry Avenue, CaryCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Kris Carmichael
PHONE: 919 460-4963
EMAIL: kris.carmichael@townofcary.org
WEB: http://www.townofcary.org
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
9:00 AM MLK Give Back Today and TomorrowThe Center for Volunteer Caregiving1150 SE Maynard Road, Suite 210, CaryCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Susan Meador
PHONE: 919-460-0567
EMAIL: smeador@ctrvolcare.org
WEB: http://www.VolunteerCaregiving.org
10:00 AM Cary’s Dream Of Democracy March 2014316 North Academy Street, CaryCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Kris Carmichael
PHONE: 919 460-4963
EMAIL: kris.carmichael@townofcary.org
WEB: http:// www.townofcary.org
10:00 AM Cary’s Martin Luther King Dreamfest: Day Of ServiceMiddle Creek Community Center123 Middle Creek Park Avenue, CaryCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Sarah Justice
PHONE: 919 469-4301
EMAIL: sarah.justice@townofcary.org
WEB: http://www.townofcary.org
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
11:30 AM Cary’s MLK Dreamfest: African American History Train TourCary Depot Train Station, CaryCOST: $10.00For More Info:
CONTACT: Kris Carmichael
PHONE: 919 460-4963
EMAIL: kris.carmichael@townofcary.org
WEB: http://www.townofcary.org
Chapel Hill, NC
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
1:00 AM The Real Meaning Of The King Holiday – - Commentary – Not An EventCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Bruce Lightner
PHONE: (919) 834-6264
EMAIL: brucelig@king-raleigh.org
WEB: http://www.king-raleigh.org
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
7:00 PM 29th Annual University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial BanquetWilliam Friday Center for Continuing EducationUniversity Of North Carolina, Chapel HillCOST: $25.00For More Info:
CONTACT: Mycal Brickhouse
PHONE: (919)962-0916
EMAIL: mbrickho@live.unc.edu
WEB: http://www.unc.edu/diversity/mlk/schedule.html
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
10:00 AM Triangle Martin Luther King Day Of ServiceCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Natasha Wayne
PHONE: (919) 463-1367
EMAIL: nwayne@unitedwaytriangle.org
WEB: http://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/mlk
Clayton, NC
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
9:00 AM Clayton’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Of ServiceThe Clayton Center111 East Second Street, ClaytonCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Natasha Wayne
PHONE: (919) 463-1367
EMAIL: nwayne@unitedwaytriangle.org
WEB: http://www.unitedwaytriangle.org
Durham, NC
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
10:00 AM The Real Meaning Of The King Holiday – Commentary, Not An EventCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Bruce Lightner
PHONE: (919) 834-6264
EMAIL: brucelig@king-raleigh.org
WEB: http://www.king-raleigh.org
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
4:00 PM Martin Luther King Youth Awareness ServiceMount Gilead Baptist Church404 Dowd Street, DurhamCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: DeWarren K. Langley
PHONE: 919-423-8089
EMAIL: secretary@durhammlkcommittee.org
WEB: http://www.durhammlkcommittee.org/
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
3:00 PM Duke University MLK Commemoration Keynote Speaker Dr. Benjamin JealousDuke Chapel401 Chapel Drive, DurhamCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Camille Jackson
PHONE: (919) 681-8052
EMAIL: camille.jackson@duke.edu
WEB: http://www.mlk.duke.edu/
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
10:00 AM Martin Luther King Day Of ServiceCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Natasha Wayne
PHONE: (919) 463-1367
EMAIL: nwayne@unitedwaytriangle.org
WEB: http://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/mlk
10:30 AM Martin Luther King Unity March & RallyNC Mutual Life Insurance Company411 West Chapel Hill Street, DurhamCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: DeWarren K. Langley
PHONE: 919-423-8089
EMAIL: secretary@durhammlkcommittee.org
WEB: http://www.durhammlkcommittee.org/
10:30 AM Child-Friendly Birthday Celebration in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.The Center Court at Northgate Mall1058 West Club Blvd., DurhamCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Jessica Burroughs
PHONE: 919-260-5375
EMAIL: Jessica@momsrising.org
WEB: http://www.facebook.com/events/569187259824627/?r
6:00 PM 2014 Annual Martin Luther King Religious ServiceSt. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church531 S. Roxboro Street, DurhamCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: DeWarren K. Langley
PHONE: 919-423-8089
EMAIL: secretary@durhammlkcommittee.org
WEB: http://www.durhammlkcommittee.org/
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
4:00 PM Durham Symphony Orchestra’s Martin Luther King ConcertDurham Armory220 Foster Street, DurhamCOST: $15.00For More Info:
CONTACT: Carolina Theatre
PHONE: (919) 560-3030
EMAIL: betty@carolinatheatre.org
WEB: http://www.carolinatheatre.org
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1
12:00 PM 12th Annual Durham MLK/Black History Month ParadeFayetteville StreetFrom WG Pearson Elem School to NCCU, DurhamCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Phyllis Coley/Gary Jones
PHONE: 919-680-0465
EMAIL: info@spectacularmag.com
WEB: http://www.spectacularmag.com
Fuquay Varina, NC
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
8:30 AM MLK Stand Your Ground: Educational, Religious, Business, Political and Legal St. Augusta MBC Church605 Bridge St., Fuquay VarinaCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Marion J. Tucker
PHONE: (919) 285-4135
EMAIL: mtucker2@nc.rr.com
Garner, NC
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
4:00 PM Town Of Garner’s Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Celebration Garner Performing Arts Center, Garner High School742 West Garner Road, GarnerCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: David Prince
PHONE: 919-368-5767
EMAIL: prin1599@bellsouth.net
WEB: http://www.garnerperformingartscenter.com/MLK.asp
Raleigh, NC
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1
1:00 AM MEET THE NEW TRIANGLE MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMITTEE COST: FREEFor More Info:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 3
7:00 AM The Real Meaning Of The King Holiday – - Commentary – Not An EventCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Bruce Lightner
PHONE: (919) 834-6264
EMAIL: brucelig@king-raleigh.org
WEB: http://www.king-raleigh.org
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
7:00 PM General Baptist State Convention’s Annual Martin Luther King Memorial BanquetSheraton Imperial Hotel4700 Emperor Blvd, Research Triangle Park, Durham, RaleighCOST: $65.00For More Info:
CONTACT: Haywood Gray
PHONE: (919) 836-0061
EMAIL: gbsc@gsbconline.org
WEB: http://www.gsbconline.org
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
12:00 PM Annual North Carolina State Employees Martin Luther King Holiday ObservanceFirst Baptist Church99 North Salisbury Street, RaleighCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Kathie Pierce
PHONE: (919) 733-5811
EMAIL: kathie.pierce@ncmail.net
WEB: http://www.governor.state.nc.us/Office/MLKday.asp
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
10:00 AM Triangle Martin Luther King Day Of Service, RaleighCOST: FREEFor More Info:
CONTACT: Natasha Wayne
PHONE: (919) 463-1367
EMAIL: nwayne@unitedwaytriangle.org
WEB: http://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/mlk
11:00 AM 34rd Annual Martin Luther King Memorial MarchAssembly Morgan St State Capitol Building @10 AMState Capitol Building , RaleighCOST: FREEFor More Info:
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
11:00 PM The 14th Annual Martin Luther King Civil Rights Heritage TourDeparts Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro & Charlotte, RaleighCOST: $435.00For More Info:
CONTACT: Bruce Lightner
PHONE: (919) 834-6264
EMAIL: brucelig@king-raleigh.org
WEB: http://www.king-raleigh.org/register/register-selma.cfm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
4:00 AM Historic Annual Washington, D.C. Cultural Bus TripDeparts From MLK Memorial GardensMLK Blvd & Rock Quarry Road, RaleighCOST: $255.00For More Info:
CONTACT: Bruce Lightner
PHONE: (919) 834-6264
EMAIL: brucelig@king-raleigh.org
WEB: http://www.king-raleigh.org
Smithfield, NC
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
4:00 PM Johnston County Martin Luther King Gospel Jubilee CelebrationJohnston Community College Auditorium245 College Road, SmithfieldCOST: $15.00For More Info:
CONTACT: Pastor Curtis Worthy
PHONE: (910) 824-9091
EMAIL: c_worthy@msn.com
WEB: http://www.johnstoncc.edu/performingarts/

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