Triangle MLK Event Schedule
All programs are FREE and open to the public in cooperation with area businesses, corporations, churches and civic organizations.
Friday, January 13
Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Kickoff Event
43rd Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Raleigh)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens
1215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Raleigh
Sponsoring Partner: Raleigh Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Keynote Speaker: Reverend Dr. Frederick Davis, Pastor Emeritus First Calvary Baptist Church, Durham, NC
A gathering of local leaders, clergy and community are welcome to come out and support this kickoff ceremony and wreath-laying beside the statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to honor his life and as a symbol of solidarity towards achieving a more beloved community.
Monday, January 16
43rd Annual Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham)
In-person at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Blvd. Durham, NC (RTP)
- Doors open at 6 am. Breakfast available until 8 am
- Program starts at 7:15 am
Keynote Speaker: Reverend Doctor Gregory M. Howard, Dean, Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh NC
Featured National Artist: Saxophonist Marcus Anderson
***Masks or not required but recommended***
The 43rd Annual Martin Luther King Memorial March
11:00 a.m. (Downtown Raleigh)
Departs at 11 am from State Capitol Building, Edenton Street Side, Downtown Raleigh
- 10:00 a.m. March Assembly Lineup
- 11:00 a.m. March Begins
Inviting all civic organizations, community leaders, and families to join us for the Annual Memorial Tribute March to the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 43rd Annual Martin Luther King Noon Observation (Virtual)
12:00 p.m. (Virtual Edition)
Panel Discussion: “THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: IN PURSUIT OF NON-VIOLENCE AS A WAY OF LIFE”
Moderator: Tolulope Omakaiye
- Derek Rhodes
- Greear Webb
- Sonali Ratasinghe
Sponsoring Partner: United Way of the Greater Triangle
You can watch the virtual event on Triangle Dr. Martin Luther King Facebook Page and on the Triangle Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee YouTube Page at Noon.
43rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening Musical Celebration (Virtual)
5:30 p.m. (Virtual Edition)
Presented by: The Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee
Hosted by: John Clark, Melissa Wade and Jerry Smith
The daylong observance concludes with a virtual musical event featuring Local and National artists from around the Triangle. You can watch the virtual event on Triangle Dr. Martin Luther King Facebook Page and on the Triangle Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee YouTube Page at 5:30 p.m.