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2019 Martin Luther King Jr. events and celebrations around the Valley

Posted: 4:24 AM, Jan 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-22 00:24:03Z
9 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Several communities around the Valley will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with celebrations, symbolic marches and unity walks.

Here is a list of activities happening this week:

Community Day of Service (Jan. 21)
Throughout the weekend and on Monday, organizations will have community service opportunities for people to participate in to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade (Jan. 21)
Where: Parade starts on Center Street at Martin Luther King Way, and ends at First Street and Robson.
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: Free

The East Valley MLK Day Festival (Jan. 21)
Where: On MacDonald Street, north of Main Street, in Mesa.
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Zen Nights Inc. is hosting a music and art festival to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The Arizona Museum of Natural History is also offering half-price admission from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Phoenix MLK Day March (Jan. 21)
Where: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Time: 9 a.m.
Admission: Free

Government officials and community leaders will meet at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (meet at 8:30 p.m.) and march to Margaret T. Hance Park where a festival will take place.

Phoenix MLK Day Festival (Jan. 21)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Paradise Valley MLK Celebration (Jan. 21)
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Town Hall of Paradise Valley, 6401 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Admission: Free

Peoria Unity Walk (Jan. 22)
Where: Meet at plaza in front of City Hall, 8401 W. Monroe Street.
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Community members and students from Peoria Unified School District will go on a short walk to celebrate unity and peace.
On Monday, Jan. 21, Walt Richardson will also have a free concert from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Peoria’s Centennial Plaza.

ASU March on West (Jan. 23)
Where: ASU West Campus
Time: 11 a.m. - noon
Admission: Free

Middle school and ASU students will re-create the historic 1963 March on Washington, while also learning about the civil rights movement. At the end of the march, ASU faculty member Charles St. Clair will deliver Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Tempe Regional Unity Walk (Jan. 26)
Where: Tempe Town Lake
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Guadalupe and Gilbert will meet at Tempe Beach Park for their annual Regional Unity Walk. Walkers have been asked to bring signs celebrating diversity and unity. There will be "food, free t-shirts, free refreshments, local dignitaries and entertainment," according to Mesa's online calendar.