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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan will host the 34th Annual State of Minnesota Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on January 20 at the Ordway.

This year’s keynote is Yara Shahidi who is an actress, producer, change agent, and star of hit Freeform comedy series “grown-ish.” Performers include Jamela Pettiford, Tish Jones, and Nur-D.

This event is not to be missed and is an opportunity for community to come together, reflect and build on the legacy of Dr. King, strengthen connections, and celebrate the Black experience. The theme for this year’s celebration is "For Our Children." 

*For more information, check out the Facebook event!

Get free rides to MLK celebration! By Metro Transit

Event Information 

  • When: Monday, January 20, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (Doors open at 9:15 a.m. with fun activities in the foyer. The program begins at 10 a.m.)

  • Where: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

  • Cost: This celebration is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will fill up fast. There will be overflow areas for viewing and live streaming on

  • Accessibility: ASL interpreters and CART Services will be available on site.

Marketing Toolkit

Thank you for helping promote the 2020 MLK Celebration! If you have questions, contact MDHR at


Facebook Event

Share the Facebook event with your network and invite your friends to attend. We’ll be sharing updates on the Facebook event up until the event. Link:

Suggested Social Media

  • Attend the State of Minnesota’s 2020 MLK Day Celebration on Jan. 20th at the Ordway. The event is free and open to the public. #MNMLK 

  • Reflect and build on the legacy of Dr. King by attending the 2020 MLK Day Celebration on Jan. 20th at the Ordway at 10am. It’s going to be a powerful celebration. #MNMLK

  • This year’s MLK Celebration is focused on youth! Young people throughout Minnesota are building and pushing towards Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Honor Dr. King and celebrate youth at the 2020 MLK Day Celebration. #MNMLK 

  • You’ve seen her on screen and now you can see @YaraShahidi, actress & producer of "grown-ish," in St. Paul at the @TheOrdway on Jan. 20 at 10am as the keynote for #MNMLK! Free and open to the public! 


  • To collectively promote the event, we ask you to use hashtag #MNMLK while posting on social media.  

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