Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Philadelphia, the Main Line, South Jersey and Delaware




martin luther king jr day of service project at girard college

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Girard College

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on January 20, 2020, but events and activities celebrating the civil rights leader's impact take place throughout the Delaware Valley all extended weekend-long. There are also a slew of Monday mini-camps designed to keep kids busy.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Pennsylvania

MLK Learn and Serve Day at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

When: January 18

Where: 701 Arch St., Philadelphia

Cost: $2

Help assemble care packages for families, make arts & crafts and learn about Philly’s role in the civil-rights movement.

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend & Day of Service at the Museum of American Revolution

When: January 18-20

Where: 101 S 3rd St., Philadelphia

Cost: $21, adults; $13, kids

Talks and kids’ activities highlight a variety of communities during the Revolution that banded together to push boundaries for what they felt was best for themselves, the community and the world.

Dr. Martin Luther King Weekend at Eastern State Penitentiary

When: January 18-20

Where: 2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia

Cost: Free

Commemorate King’s 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail” during activities  and performances.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the National Museum of American Jewish History

When: January 20

Where: 101 S. Independence Mall E., Philadelphia

Cost: Free

Performances, arts & crafts, spotlight talks about social justice and documentary screenings.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the National Constitution Center

When: January 20

Where: 525 Arch St., Philadelphia

Cost: $5

Sort supplies to be distributed to local schools, watch students perform MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech and partake in a show about his legacy.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Girard College

When: January 20

Where: 2101 S. College Ave. Philadelphia

Cost: Free

The city’s largest service event hosts 150-plus projects, workshops, trainings, a civic engagement expo, and a health and wellness fair.

Bucks County Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the Second Baptist Church of Doylestown

When: January 20

Where: 6055 Swamp Rd., Doylestown

Cost: Free

An opening reception is followed by service projects.

Let Your Life Speak: King Day of Service & Social Justice Symposium at Abington Friends School

When: January 20

Where: 575 Washington Ln., Jenkintown

Join workshops, a panel on navigating local politics and a resource fair.

kids at the delaware art museum in wilmington

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the Delaware Art Museum

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Delaware

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Delaware Museum of Natural History 

When: January 20

Where: 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington

Cost: $9

Learn about diversity and inclusion in science, participate in STEM stations, make a craft and complete a scavenger hunt to win a prize.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at the Delaware Art Museum 

When: January 20

Where: 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington

Cost: Free

Art and service projects.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Stockton University

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in South Jersey

Gloucester Township’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at the Charles W. Lewis Middle School

When: January 20

Where: 875 Erial Rd., Blackwood

Service projects.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration and Award Ceremony

When: January 20

Where: Paris Caterers

Cost: $25

Meet leaders who will be honored and enjoy performances and a few surprises.

Martin Luther King Jr Ceremony and Soul Food Lunch at Ocean City High School, Ocean City

When: January 20

Where: 501 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City

Cost: Free

Expect music, dancing and a meal.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Stockton University

When: January 20

Where: 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway

Cost: Free

Enjoy breakfast and a celebration followed by service projects.

 

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