35th Anniversary Dr King Birthday Celebration

The 2019, 35th Anniversary Dr. King Celebration will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019.  The event focuses on keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive.


The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through an art, speech and writing contest.


In addition, various cultural arts organizations take center stage in Uihlein Hall, truly demonstrating the excellence of our arts community. Some of the groups celebrating with us this year include United Indians of Milwaukee, Latino Arts Strings, Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team, O.N.F.Y.A.H, MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble and more! The event concludes with the Paulette Y. Copeland Reception in Bradley Pavilion.


The 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 1:00 pm.


How to Participate in the Program

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is organized by a steering committee of long-time community members, school representatives, corporate leaders, and Marcus Center staff. This community event is free and open to the public. There are no tickets or reservations required to attend this event. Seating in Uihlein Hall is on a first come, first serve basis.

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Show Date

Jan. 20, 2019 1:00 PM


Uihlein Hall
929 N Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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