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9 ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Milwaukee

Here are some fun, interesting and educational ways to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023 in the Milwaukee area
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Posted at 1:12 PM, Jan 13, 2023

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee is hosting a number of events for this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 16. Here are some ways you can celebrate the person and remember the movement:

Guns Down Miltown presents Dr. King after-set celebration

  • Family-friendly event with poets, music, love, food, drinks, and vendors
  • Free entry
  • Located at Timbuktu, 520 E. Center St., Milwaukee

22nd Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Celebration and March

  • From organizers: "Join with Human Rights, Peace & Justice, Organizations and Activists from across MKE to Honor Dr King!"
  • Meet at the King statue, 1700 N MLK Jr. Dr.
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m.

"Love will bring peace and peace will bring a change": A celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Featuring music, dance, and spoken word.
  • Presented by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
  • Program begins at noon, with an open house at 1:30 p.m.
  • 1531 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee

Free admission to America's Black Holocaust Museum

  • America's Black Holocaust Museum is offering free admission on Community Day, on Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Located at 401 W. North Ave.
  • More info on their website

39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

  • "Working Toward a World of Peace" is the theme of this year's event
  • Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Performing Arts Center at 929 N. Water St.
  • 4 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 16
  • More info on their website

King Day celebration at Milwaukee Public Library's King Branch

  • Entertainment and activities: music, dance, poetry, trivia and hands-on activities for all ages
  • 310 W. Locust St.
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 16
  • More info on Facebook

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

  • The YMCA will host a Deliberate Dialogues series
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino at 1721 W. Canal St.
  • 7:30-9 a.m. on Jan. 16
  • More info on their website

Wisconsin Black Historical Society’s guided tour

  • 2620 W. Center St.
  • Clayborn Benson leads a tour starting at 11 a.m. on Jan. 16, costs $10
  • Free showing of documentary “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery To Memphis” starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • More on their website

Milwaukee Bucks' Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. game day

  • Milwaukee Bucks play Indiana Pacers on Jan. 16
  • Milwaukee area nonprofits are setting up outside of Section 228
  • Nonprofits include 100 Black Men of Milwaukee, African American Breastfeeding Network, Groundwork Milwaukee, Public Allies Wisconsin, Safe & Sound and WestCare Wisconsin
  • At halftime, the Bucks will recognize the 18 winners of We Energies’ annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest.
  • More on their website

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