Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King 2014 Events

Events throughout the state celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Metro area

State of Minnesota Governor's Council on the Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Governor Dayton's Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday formally invites you to "Lifting Every Voice, Dreaming as We Strive." Remarks by Gov. Mark Dayton; Keynote address by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison.

The Minnesota History Center
Jan. 20, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Download event flyer (PDF: 393kb, 1 page)

2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Breakfast

Minneapolis Convention Center and six neighborhood locations.
Keynote: Donna Brazile, political strategist, adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, and television political commentator. Tickets $30 each.
Jan. 20, 7-9am

MLK Celebrations at Powderhorn Park

Powderhorn Community Center
Activities for youth, entertainment, food, performances and activities. 
Jan. 20, 11am-2pm

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Celebration

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Recreation Center
Keynote presentation by Robyne Robinson and music by Paris Bennett
Jan. 20, 6:30-7:30pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Matthews Park
Food, entertainers, performances, and activities that reflect on the importance of this special holiday.
Jan. 20, 11am-2pm

Fifth Annual Martin Luther King "Feeding the Dream" Community Food Drive

Recreation centers throughout the city of Minneapolis
Jan. 20, 6:30-7:30pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2014

MCTC, T Building Plaza and community organizations
Jan. 18, 2014, 8am–2 pm



MLK Breakfast

Holy Family Catholic Church, Duluth
Event features large screen simulcast of Donna Brazile’s keynote speech from Minneapolis at 8am.
Jan. 20, 7am

MLK and the Expansion of his Dream

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth
A Night of Readings, Writings, and Rememberings
Jan. 18, 7pm

Duluth’s Got Talent: Friday Night with MLK Talent Show Case

East High School Auditorium, Duluth
Jan. 17, 6:30pm


DECC Auditorium, Duluth
The rally features a variety of local speakers and performers to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.
Jan. 20, 11:45am

MLK Ecumenical Service

St. Mark AME Church, Duluth
Jan. 19, 4pm


Albert Lea

26th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration in Albert Lea

Riverland Community College
Commissioner Kevin Lindsey is the featured speaker.
Jan. 20, 5-6:30pm


Northfield Human Rights Commission: Creating the Beloved Community

Church of St. Dominic, Northfield
Event to honor Dr. King features four performing youth groups and presentation of the Northfield Annual Human Rights Award.
Jan. 20, 7pm

St. Cloud

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Event

St. Cloud State University, Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom
Event features large screen simulcast of Donna Brazile’s keynote speech from Minneapolis at 8am.
Jan. 20, 7-11am

Kids Fighting Hunger - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service

Salem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud
Jan. 20, 1-9pm

History & Awareness Months and EVENTS

  • January: Martin Luther King Day
  • February: Black History
  • March: Women's History
  • April: Financial Literacy
  • May: Asian-Pacific American Heritage
  • June: GLBT Pride
  • Sept/Oct: Hispanic Heritage
  • Oct: Disability in Employment Awareness
  • Nov: Native American Heritage