Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. (Courtesy photo)

All events free unless otherwise noted:

Jan. 12

• MLK Holiday Worship Service; Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE; 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.; $25 (

• City of College Park Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; The Clarice on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus; 2 – 3:30 p.m. (

Jan. 13

• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Faith Perspectives; New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20005; 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (

Jan. 18

• MLK Shabbat – Visions of Freedom and Justice, a joint service with Turner Memorial AME Church; Sixth & I, 600 I Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; 7 p.m.; $8 p.m. (

Jan. 19

• 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, with keynote speaker Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Department of Religion and African American Studies chair at Princeton University; Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; 9 a.m. – noon (

• Prince George’s County Top Ladies of Distinction 7th annual MLK Prayer Breakfast; Camelot by Martin’s, 13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20774; 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; tier pricing (

• MLK Holiday DC Essay Contest & Luncheon, coordinated by the Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute (

Jan. 20

• MLK Holiday Worship Service; Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ, 3845 South Capitol Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20032; 10 a.m. – noon (

• Howard University Andrew Rankin Chapel MLK Worship Service with Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.; Howard University Cramton Auditorium; 11 a.m. (

• Martin Luther King Annual Tribute; Musical performances from Howard University Choir, Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir, and the Cathedral Band, with special guest Cathy Hughes, founder and chair of Urban One Media; Washington National Cathedral; 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (

Jan. 21

• 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast; La Fontaine Bleue, 7514 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, Md. 21061; 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.; $35 (

• 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration sponsored by UNCF Washington and the Washington Inter-Alumni Council; The Hotel at The University of Maryland, 7777 Baltimore Ave., College Park, Md.; 8:30 a.m. – noon; $75 (

• 24th Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Charles County NAACP #7016 with keynote speaker Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle”; 2500 Davis Road Waldorf, Md. 20603; 9 a.m. – noon; $35 (

• MLK Holiday DC Peace Walk & Parade 2019; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Information for assembly and route at

• Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Serve DC; Check-in location: Ron Brown High School, 4800 Meade St NE, Washington, D.C. 20009; 8 a.m. (

• MLK Day of Service 2019 in Silver Spring, Md., for families, individuals and groups. Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Md. 20910; 10 a.m. – noon (

• Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute & Celebration; Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Md. 20852; 3 p.m. (

• 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Baltimore, beginning at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street; noon – 2 p.m. (

• “Let Freedom Ring – A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.,” featuring Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Let Freedom Ring Choir, cosponsored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Georgetown University; Kennedy Center Concert Hall; 6 p.m. (

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