Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020 Regional Events | KNKX
  • Various locations (MLK, Jr. Day), Puget Sound Area
  • January 19, 2020 to
    January 20, 2020
  • Category: Community Events

Event Details

  • January 19, 2020 to
    January 20, 2020
  • 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • See event description for dates and URL's.


  • Various locations (MLK, Jr. Day)
  • Puget Sound Area, WA

Event Description

Here are a few events going on in the region on or around the MLK, Jr. Day Holiday:

--Civil Rights Legacy Tour - January 19, 3 p.m. @ the Pantages Theater (free)
In Get on the Bus, Thalia and James face a modern question about civil rights as Thalia invites her friend James to board a bus to stand up for immigrants facing discrimination. The questions of human dignity and justice are explored further when they meet Ms. Vivian, a veteran of the original Freedom Rides of the 1960s. Through Vivian’s memories, the students consider how the challenges and lessons of the Civil Rights Movement could influence their actions today. With evocative dialogue, multimedia elements and supporting curricula, this is one bus ride students will not forget. Along the way, they will think critically about the Civil Rights Movement, civic engagement, American identity and freedom of expression in relation to the urgent issues of our own times.

--United Way of King County MLK Day of Service - January 20

--Sea MLK Coalition presents 20/20 Vision - January 20 @ Garfield HS, Seattle
Opportunity Fair and Workshops beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Rally at 11 a.m.
March to City Hall at 12:30 p.m.
Community Meal at Garfield HS

--Nature Consortium presents MLK Day: Plant the Future Forests! - January 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tree-planting event at Pigeon Point Park at 4418 21st Ave SW in Seattle.
This year's celebration of the iconic Civil Rights activist will feature live music, free pizza and an EcoArts activity provided by DNDA's very own Arts in Nature program. Our event is family-friendly and can accommodate large groups.

--January 20, 7:30 p.m. @ Edmonds Center for the Arts
The Lift Every Voice Legacy, an entity of Edmonds Center for the Arts, presents former Lynnwood City Councilmember Shirley Sutton with the 2020 Lift Every Voice Legacy Beloved Community Award for a generation of public service to her community as a community activist, youth empowerment program manager, college administrator and political leader.
More information at

--UW Tacoma 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast - January 20 @ University Y Student Center in Tacoma
Theme is Economic Empowerment: On Our Terms
8-10:30 a.m.

--Vision 2020: Beyond the Dream - January 20 in the Greater Tacoma Convention Center
10 AM - Doors open for Community Outreach Fair
11 AM - Program begins
The Celebration will be televised on TV Tacoma.

--Pierce Conservation District presents MLK, Jr. Day of Service - Whittier Work Party - January 20 @ Whittier Park in Tacoma
9 a.m.-12 noon
Do you ever think about how you are connected to your local park and the critters in it? We know we do! That's why we're inviting you to come and help make Whittier park a better place for nature and people in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

--Capitol Land Trust presents Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - January 20 @ Brown Preserve in Olympia
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

--Stream Team of Thurston County and the City of Lacey present the Lacey MLK Day of Service - January 20 @ Woodland Creek Community Park in Lacey
10 a.m.-12 noon
Taking inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., thousands of people each year celebrate MLK Day by volunteering to give back to their communities. Join Stream Team and City of Lacey at