MLK Day Parade Dallas, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center


January 11, 2022 to January 17, 2022


Multiple locations and virtually View map

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The City of Dallas hosts its 40th annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weeks’ worth of events highlighting issues of equity, diversity and opportunity. The week will include a Day of Prayer, a Day of Service, a Wreath Laying Ceremony, Job Fair, Equity Symposium, Youth Summit, and Scholarship & Awards Gala. Celebration week will culminate with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Virtual Parade on Monday, January 17.

Virtual Wreath Laying Ceremony
Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 10am
The City of Dallas and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center invites the community to watch its Wreath Laying Ceremony online, celebrating Dr. King's life and legacy. RSVP at

Virtual Job Fair
Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 10am–2pm
A virtual job fair in partnership with Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas featuring on-site hiring and a showcase of workforce skills and credentialing programs to support job seekers. Register here:

Virtual Equity Indicators Symposium
Friday, Jan. 14 from 8:30am–noon
Join the City of Dallas and Office of Equity & Inclusion in a critical conversation on building an equitable and inclusive Dallas. RSVP here:

Virtual Candle Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Jan. 14 at 7pm
Join the Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Community Center in commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. King. RSVP here:

Virtual MLK Scholarship & Awards Gala
Saturday, Jan. 15, networking reception at 5:15pm, gala at 6:30pm
The annual gala features keynote speaker Dr. Eddie Glaude, scholarships, awards presentations, and performances. RSVP here: Silver tickets are $50 and gold tickets are $75.

Virtual Day of Prayer & Reflection
Sunday, Jan. 16 at 10am
The City of Dallas and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center reflects and honors the work of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., his fight for a more just society, social activism, and ability to galvanize support from various Faith Leaders. RSVP here:

Youth Field Day
Sunday, Jan. 16 at 1pm
The Dallas Youth Commission will host a Field Day exploring MLK’s legacy, youth impact, and ways to be a leader and make a difference throughout Texas. RSVP here: and reach out to for more information.

Virtual MLK Day Parade
Monday, Jan. 17 from 10–11:30am
This 2022 Virtual Parade will be pre-recorded and broadcast on the public access channel. It is a compilation of videos and pictures depicting MLK Day parades of the past. There will be interviews discussing the 2022 theme: “40 Years Strong: A Look Toward the Future.” RSVP here:

Update: MLK Fest canceled
Monday, Jan. 17 from 10am–5pm
A community clean-up in partnership with South Side Quarter Development Co., Walls Project, Rick Henry Imaging, and Urban Specialist, of the MLK corridor on MLK Day, a national day of service. Register via Eventbrite to volunteer for the clean-up.