Unique Ways To Observe And Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr In And Around Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina

Unique Ways To Observe And Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
In And Around Hampton Roads And Northeastern North Carolina

This weekend and on Monday, January 17th, there will be celebrations and observances held honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Here are a few unique ways to mark the day with family activities, acts of service, and celebrations (both live and virtual) that we all can enjoy. 

Saturday, January 15 | 10am-4pm

Peace Doves For MLK

Drop by the Portsmouth Library to make a peace dove in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

All ages are welcome.

Portsmouth Library | 601 Court Street 

Saturday, January 15 | 12-6pm

Black Business Shopping Saturday Pop-Up Shop

In honor of Dr. King, this pop-up will highlight local black businesses in the heart of Virginia Beach. Enjoy 30 vendors, dance demonstrations, food, music, and lots of networking! 

757 Events VB | 176 Rosemont Road 

Monday, January 17 | 8am

38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Event ONLINE

The Urban League of Hampton Roads presents this community leader’s virtual event with Keynote Speaker Pharrell Williams. The program will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recognize dedicated leaders in our community. FREE, register here

Monday, January 17 | 11am

Martin Luther King Jr. Millennial Journey To Justice

This observance is hosted by the NAACP and Real Vikings Vote and will be held at the K.E. White Graduate Center parking park on the Elizabeth City State University campus. Guest speaker is Danielle Brown. Music provided by DJ Wrecker and DJ 307. Refreshments will be served at 10:30am, and lunch tickets will be provided at the end of the program. 

Elizabeth City State University | Elizabeth City, NC

Monday, January 17 | 2-4pm

MLK Jr Day Family Painting Class

Monday, January 17 | 2-4pm

Get the family together to paint your interpretation of ‘I Have A Dream’.

Painting With A Twist | Chesapeake

Monday, January 17 | 8am-4pm

’Day ON, Not Day Off’ Day Of Service hosted By Hampton Roads City Network

Come together for the common good, so that the Buckroe Beach area and surrounding communities can flourish. The goal is to renovate several spaces for Workforce Development Training and utilization by local non-profits. Work will include painting, spackling, light carpentry, moving furniture, and discarding items. REGISTER HERE.

Buckroe Baptist Church | Hampton

“Our lives begin to end the day 

we become silent 

about things that matter.”

If you do nothing else, do something that matters this weekend. Let us know in the comments below, if you have any other celebrations and observances to share. Happy Martin Luther Day Jr. Day to everyone.

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