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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
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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