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City of Tacoma: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Birthday Celebration in Tacoma will once again bring the community together to celebrate Monday, January 21, 2019, as a day on, not a day off. This year’s theme is “We’re Better Together”.

The doors open at 10 a.m. The free event kicks off with a community outreach fair from 10-11 a.m. and the main MLK Celebration event will start at 11 a.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center (1500 Commerce Street, in downtown Tacoma). The celebration will be televised on TV Tacoma.

During the celebration, we will announce and honor the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award winners. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know, the deadline for nominations is November 16, 2018. Nomination forms can be found at

There is free holiday on-street parking and free parking at Freighthouse Square (2501 E. D Street). Freighthouse Square is easily accessible via the LINK Light Rail and stops at the Convention Center. There will also be signage directing event attendees to designated complimentary parking stalls that will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.

The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration program is spearheaded by a City Council-appointed City Events and Recognition Committee. The Committee is comprised of local community leaders from a broad array of backgrounds and areas of expertise.

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January 21, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


City of Tacoma


Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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