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CLT Happenings: Events to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in Charlotte

Both in-person and virtual events are happening Monday to honor the prolific civil rights leader.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Many local organizations have put together events to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. See what's happening, and be sure to check weather conditions and with event organizers before heading out!

Monday, Jan. 16

MLK Day 2022: Community Dreams @ Harvey B. Gantt Center

Join the Harvey B. Gantt Center to remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Food Lion’s MLK Day 2022 celebration. It features a full day of events including engaging art workshops, lively lectures and panels, in-depth film discussions, unique performances, and more. The festivities kick of Monday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. All attendees must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Find more information here

MLK Dream Day at the Park @ Kannapolis Ball Park

Bring your friends and family out to honor Dr. King at the MLK Dream Day in the Park in Kannapolis. The celebration of diversity in Cabarrus County is designed to highlight the very best of Cabarrus County working towards the common goal of advancing an emerging diverse population. The event kicks off Saturday, Jan.15 at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. Find more information here.

 Levine Museum of the New South’s Virtual MLK Celebration

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the Levine Museum of the New South’s virtual Family Day Celebration. The event will feature children's activities, music, spoken word performances, visual art and more. The free event kicks off Monday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Find more information here.

I Have a Dream Virtual Races

This year, you can honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a number of races on Jan. 17 or any day in Jan. These include 1M, 5K, 10K, 13.1, and 26.2 virtual running events. Registration starts at $16; proceeds go to the Equal Justice Initiative. Find more information here.

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