MLK holiday celebrations, 14 events in the Seattle area, Jan. 14-18

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King County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

THU Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and continuing his work, hosted by King County; noon Thursday, doors open 11:30 a.m., Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; free (

MLK Student March for Peace & Justice

FRI School hosts march and rally to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work for peace and justice; all welcome to join march to Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 10 a.m. Friday, Giddens School, 620 20th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-324-4847 or

Seattle Colleges Community Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

FRI Program includes speaker Marcus Green, music, noon Friday, doors open 11 a.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave., Seattle; free (206-934-3233 or

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 (

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

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 (

National Parks/U.S. Forest Service Free Entrance Day

MON National Park Service free admission for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Mount Rainier National Park and all National Parks (; fees waived at U.S. Forest Service day-use recreation sites including picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads (not SnoParks), Monday (

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 (

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Workshops, Rally & 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

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 (

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Seattle Children’s Museum

MON Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with activities 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

Martin Luther King, Jr.: From Darkness to Light

MON Presentation on the last year of Dr. King’s life, 7:30 p.m. Monday, East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-523-3726 or

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