Community events throughout the holiday weekend in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Youth-organized Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March
SAT March organized by Seattle Parks and Recreation Teen Program, open to all teens and the community, 11 a.m. Saturday, from Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle, to Rainier Community Center for events including keynote speaker, 1 p.m.; workshops on voter education, community panel, 1:30 p.m.; food, music, 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free (seattle.gov/parks/).
Dr. Terrence Roberts: Reflecting on History to Inform the Future
SAT Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine, reflects on his experience and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-450-1765 or kcls.org).
KEXP MLK Unity Celebration
SUN DJs Riz, Masa and Kid Hops, ages 21 and older only, 8 p.m. Sunday, Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $10 (kexp.org).
State Parks Free Days
SUN-MON Free admission, no Discover Pass required, at all Washington state parks, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Sunday-Monday (parks.wa.gov).
National Parks/U.S. Forest Service Free Entrance Day
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MON National Park Service free admission for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Mount Rainier National Park and all national parks (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm); fees waived at U.S. Forest Service day-use recreation sites including picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads (not SnoParks), Monday (fs.usda.gov/r6).
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Workshops, Rally and March
MON Celebration of the goals of Martin Luther King Jr. to work nonviolently for racial equality, economic justice and peace, workshops including several geared toward youth, 9:30-10:50 a.m.; rally with speakers, poetry, music, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; march to Federal Building, downtown Seattle, 12:30 p.m.; outside rally at Federal Building, approximately 1:45 p.m. Monday; free (206-786-2763 or MLKSeattle.org).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Caring, Green Seattle
MON Habitat restoration and planting projects for all ages, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at several locations including Alki Beach, West Duwamish, Cheasty Greenspace, Mount Baker Park, Seattle; preregistration required (seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/).
MLK Day Open House
MON Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with films and media including Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; admission by donation (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org).
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Seattle Children’s Museum
MON Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with activities to learn about diversity and equality, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $7.25-$8.25 (206-441-1768 or theseattlechildrensmuseum.org/mlk).
Martin Luther King Jr.: From Darkness to Light
MON Presentation on the last year of King’s life, 7:30 p.m. Monday, East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-523-3726 or eastwestbookshop.com).
MLK Celebration and Health Fair
MON Health Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; celebration, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (425-644-1111 or crossroadsbellevue.com).