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
Where: Parade starts on Center Street at Martin Luther King Way, and ends at First Street and Robson.
Time: 11 a.m.
The East Valley MLK Day Festival
Where: On MacDonald Street, north of Main Street, in Mesa.
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
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
Where: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Time: 9 a.m.
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
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Paradise Valley MLK Celebration
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Town Hall of Paradise Valley, 6401 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Peoria Unity Walk
Where: Meet at plaza in front of City Hall, 8401 W. Monroe Street.
Time: 9:30 p.m.
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
Where: ASU West Campus
Time: 11 a.m. - noon
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
Where: Tempe Town Lake
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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.