Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observations in Oakland County

Washington: Martin Luther King, Jr memorial monument on September 2, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. this upcoming MLK Day on Monday, January 20th, by attending an event or participating in a day of service. Observed as a national day of service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day encourages all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Learn more about the MLK Day of Service on their website,  where you can also search for volunteer opportunities or register a project. Additionally, the United Way and Volunteer Match have additional resources and opportunities to make it a “day on, not a day off.”

Browse the list of observations and commemorative events happening in and around Oakland County below. Last updated: 1/13/2020

AUBURN HILLS

January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Auburn Hills Community Center from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

BERKLEY

January 20: MLK Day of Service at Berkley High School at 9 a.m.

BIRMINGHAM

January 20: Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Miz Rosie at Baldwin Public Library from 3 – 4 p.m.

BLOOMFIELD

January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Cranbrook Institute of Science from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COMMERCE

January 20: 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Walled Lake Northern High School from 5 – 7:30 p.m.

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS

January 17:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation  at OCC Orchard Ridge Campus from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
January 20:  Celebrate Martin Luther King  at the Farmington Community Library from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

HUNTINGTON WOODS

January 20: MLK Day at the Huntington Woods Library from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

LATHRUP VILLAGE

January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Program in Lathrup Village City Hall from 2 – 4 p.m.

MILFORD

January 19:  March on Main MLK Event at Prospect Hill Shopping Center at 1 p.m.
January 20: Soup Recipe Food Drive Meal Assembly for Community Sharing at the Suzanne Haskew Arts Center from 4 – 7 p.m.

NOVI

January 20:  Love In Action: Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Brightmoor Christian Church from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

January 20: 7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the Novi Public Library from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

January 20: MLK Unity Day Crafts & Movie at the Novi Public Library from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

January 20: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the Novi High School Auditorium from 7 – 9 p.m.

PONTIAC

January 20: Gleaners Pontiac Service for MLK Day at Gleaner’s Food Bank at 9 a.m.

January 20: Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Service at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at 4 p.m.

ROCHESTER

January 20: Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration featuring, Lisa Leslie, Three Time WNBA MVP, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Hall of Famer at Oakland University’s Founders Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

January 20: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Rochester Community Schools Administration Building Harrison Room with a presentation from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and speaker from 6 – 8 p.m. *Registration required by phone or email: (248) 726-3127 or lgrein@rochester.k12.mi.us

SOUTHFIELD

January 20:  35th Annual MLK Peace Walk Celebration at the Hope United Methodist Church at 9 a.m.

TROY

January 20:  Martin Luther King, Jr Drop In Printing at the Troy Historic Village from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
January 20:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service at Troy Athens High School from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Program at the Troy Police Department, Emergency Operations Center from 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

WEST BLOOMFIELD

January 19: United We Walk 26th Annual Event at West Bloomfield High School at 2:15 p.m.

January 20: Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Day Celebration a Morning of Prayer and Remembrance at Covenant Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m.

Oakland County Executive David Coulter will be attending multiple celebrations around Oakland County in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, for a full schedule of his appearances please see the January 17th, 2020 Media Advisory.


DETROIT

January 20: Free Admission at the Detroit Historical Museum

January 20: Free Admission to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

January 20: Free Admission to the Motown Museum

January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast at the Charles H. Wright Museum from 8 – 10 a.m.

January 20: 8th Annual Marketing Luther King, Jr. Memorial Ride 2020 at 10 a.m.

January 20: MLK Day: Detroit Collects Gallery Talks at DIA from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

January 20: 17th Annual Detroit MLK Day Rally & March at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church from 12 – 5 p.m.

January 20: King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis at the DIA at 1 p.m.

January 20: Second Annual MLK Interfaith Celebration at Second Baptist Church from 1 – 4 p.m.

Do you know of any other Martin Luther King Jr. observations in or around the Oakland County area? Let us know about them by contacting us at socialmedia@oakgov.com or leaving a comment below.


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