The Arlington, Texas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - 2020

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6 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020

MLK “ADVANCING THE DREAM” AWARDS BANQUET Meet our 2020 MLK Advancing the Dream Community Award Honorees and recipients, and essay, art and collegiate scholarship recipients. This event, held at UT-Arlington’s Bluebonnet Ballroom, also includes dinner, special tributes and musical performances with a nationally known keynote speaker. Tickets: $65 and can be purchased at or at the UTA Box Office at 600 S. Center Street in Arlington.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020

The MLK Advancing the Dream Step Show Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with the best in elementary, junior high and high school stepping performances. Tickets: $10 at the door, $5 for elementary students and children under 5. Location: Bowie High School Auditorium, 2101 Highbank Drive in Arlington.

MLK Events

7 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020

Join us for an evening of nostalgic jazz and inspiring poetry performances. Tickets available at
Location: UT-Arlington’s Bluebonnet Ballroom, E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W First St, Arlington TX 76010

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6 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2020

DR. KING/HUBERT MOSS ECUMENICAL SERVICE For nearly three decades, this service continues to evoke the memories of two servants of the church. One served as a global leader for justice and peace and the other served his community. In this spirit of cooperation, this service is a shared ecumenical experience for all. Keynote speaker is Dr. Melvin Brown, U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Medical University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. Location: First Baptist Church of Arlington, 301 S. Center Street, Arlington, TX 76010. Free to attend.

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9 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020

Zeb Strong, Jr. Day of Service - Make it a day on, not a day off! People of all ages from service organizations, schools, fraternities, sororities and churches work together to make a positive impact on the community around them. Volunteers gather at Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex for tools, supplies and assignments. The first 500 volunteers will receive a FREE MLK commemorative t-shirt. Thank you!

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10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2020

MLK DAY OF SERVICE FESTIVAL Join us for a celebration that includes Tarrant County College’s MLK Historical Timeline, entertainment with live performances and storytelling, food trucks, music and face painting. We will be joined by the MLK Art Contest winners and MLK Essay Contest winners. City Center Plaza – 100 S. Center Street, between Arlington City Hall and the George W. Hawkes Central Library. Free to attend.

4 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2020

MLK YOUTH MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA On the Dr. King holiday, hundreds of youth voices join together in song as the Arlington, Texas, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Choir. This youth musical extravaganza also features students in dancing, drumming and exciting performances from the winners of the MLK Advancing the Dream Step Competition. FREE Admission! Location: Metro Center, Fielder Church, 2011 S. Fielder Road