Community comes together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Birthday Celebration in Tacoma will once again bring the community together to celebrate Monday, Jan. 20 as a day on, not a day off. This year’s theme is “Vision 2020: Beyond the Dream.”
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 St., in downtown Tacoma). The celebration will be televised on TV Tacoma.
During the celebration, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award winners will be announced and honored. 
There is free holiday on-street parking and free parking at Freighthouse Square (2501 E. D St.). 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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