Breaking News
More () »

List of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in the metro area

See a list of events going on in the metro area throughout the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend.

NEW ORLEANS — Here is a list of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events throughout the metro area.

  • Friday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. - MLK Choral Concert at the University of New Orleans’ Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom 
  • Saturday, Jan. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Prayer and Peace Walk in the Central City community
  • Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. - Friends of King School District Parade and March, parade starts at St. Claude Avenue and Poland Avenue, ends at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin Street
  • Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. - National Conference of Artists Commemorative Art Exhibition: The Building Gallery (1427 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.) and the Ashe’ Cultural Center Powerhouse (1731 Baronne St.) at 5 p.m.  
  • Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. - Recreating the Environmental Ability to Live (REAL) March and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the memorial statue on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  
  • Monday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - collection of canned goods for food banks at various locations across the city
  • Monday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Day of Service event at Mildred Osborne Charter School (6701 Curran Blvd.) 
  • Monday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - City Park’s MLK Annual Day of Service 
  • Monday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - MLK Day of Service at the Lafitte Greenway 
  • Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. - MLK Commemorative Celebration at New Zion Baptist Church (2319 Third St.) 
  • Monday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp St.) MLK Day Celebration 
  • Monday, Jan. 16 at 9:00 a.m. - March and Rally Against Crime - Honoring Dr. King in a peaceful march and rally against violent crime. Meet at MLK Monument at S. Claiborne Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Monday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. - Commissioners’ Reception at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (3613 Saint Charles Ave.) 
  • Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - NOMA Celebrates Dr. King, New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. - Jefferson Parish MLK Day Parade, parade lines up at 8:45 a.m. in front of L.W. Higgins High School at 1701 Lapalco Boulevard, march starts at 10 a.m., ends at Johnny Jacobs Playground
  • Monday, Jan. 16 - City Park Day of Service, sign up for the event here.
  • Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 a.m. - St. John East Bank Parish March, starts at 400 Ory Drive in Belle Pointe, ends at 1801 Airline Highway in LaPlace
  • Monday, Jan. 16 at noon - West St. John Civic Association Civic March, starts at Roland Borne, Sr. Memorial Library at 2979 Highway 18 in Edgard, ends at West St. John Elementary. Memorial program entitled "Dr. King's Legacy - Equality, Peace, and Service, Where are We Today?" begins immediately after the march.
  • Monday, Jan. 16 at 2:30 pm - 3rd annual Community Meal Giveaway and Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Rays On the Avenue, 2005 N Broad St.)

Before You Leave, Check This Out